Local 5138 Member Update, November 21, 2022 - Health Professionals & Allied Employees

Local 5138 Member Update, November 21, 2022

Today we met with Hackensack Meridian Health to start negotiations. We were fully prepared to negotiate changes to the contract that would preserve and improve our contract language. However, HMH came to us stating they were only prepared to talk to us about wages. We are actively negotiating for wages that would benefit ALL bargaining unit members.

We will be returning to the negotiating table tomorrow to continue these wage discussions.

We Need Your Help!!!


  • Make sure you check PeopleSoft to confirm your Years of Experience and base wage rate. It was clarified at the table that differentials (Per Diem, Float, Shift, MSN) are not part of your base wage rate. v
  • Send emails to Local5138@HPAE.org for questions and comments.
  • Join the Contract Action Team Committee to help communicate information to our members. Go to the website: https://www.hpae.org/2022/10/local-5138-cat-signup-form/


Local 5138 Bargaining Team
Anna Pona, President
Corey Martinez, Vice-President
Alice Howarth, Secretary/Treasurer
Colleen Pignatelli, Grievance Chair