Local 5138 Bargaining Update: Session # 4, March 29, 2023 - Health Professionals & Allied Employees

Local 5138 Bargaining Update: Session # 4, March 29, 2023

Today, March 29, 2023,  HPAE met with HMH for a fourth day of negotiations. HMH came to the table and shared a presentation on the proposed performance evaluation, which incorporates HMH’s team member behaviors (the 5 C’s) and a change in the performance evaluation rating scale from 3 to 5 points.

HMH presented us with 2 counters and 1 new proposal, we gave them 1 counter proposal.

We will be reviewing all the proposals and we are anticipating some forward movement at the table for tomorrow’s negotiation day. We continue to stand united in preserving our contract language and keeping our focus on wages, staffing, and health and safety.

We are scheduled to meet tomorrow, March 30th and we have also requested more meeting dates.

Member updates will be on the website at https://www.hpae.org/local/local-5138/

We want to say thank you to the current Contract Action Team (CAT) members and continue to invite anyone that may want to join the CAT team by clicking the link:



Throughout these negotiations, let us show our solidarity by wearing your HPAE pins! In addition, wear something else RED: headband, bracelet, red shoelaces… Go Union!

Let Hackensack Meridian Health Know:

Local 5138 Bargaining Team

  • Anna Pona, President
  • Corey Martinez-Tortorello, Vice-President
  • Alice Howarth, Secretary-Treasurer
  • Colleen Pignatelli, Grievance Chair