This week, we finalized an extension of our contract with Salem Medical Center until October 31st. All of the provisions of the local contract are now in full force until that time, which is important in terms of protecting us during the upcoming sale. It’s disappointing that the Hospital was unwilling to provide pay increases in this extension, but we ultimately made the decision that the protections of our contract were critical for us as we navigate the upcoming transition.
We will continue to be active in monitoring the sale, and will provide relevant updates. In the meantime, please make sure to record any staffing or other safety issues in our online staffing form: https://www.hpae.org/2019/09/local-5142-staffing-form/.
Additionally, if you have not yet done so, please fill out the membership application here: https://join.aft.org/form/hpae-memorial-hospital-of-salem-county/local/05142/membership-application-nj-private-sector. This will also be important as we navigate this transition to Inspira.
Your 5142 Bargaining Team