Now More Than Ever
Recently, a delegation of workers at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, joined by their HPAE Local 5058 RN coworkers, demanded that their bosses voluntarily recognize HPAE as their union. After no response from the employer, the workers filed petitions with the National Labor Relations Board for a certification election.
These lab technicians, housekeepers, pharmacy technicians, patient care technicians, unit secretaries, cooks and other food service and catering workers, lab assistants and phlebotomists, distribution and transporters are fighting to make their jobs good jobs with good wages, benefits and rights in the workplace.
These are essential, frontline healthcare workers risking their health and their lives each day to care for those who have been infected by COVID-19. Some have themselves been sickened with the virus. Some of these workers, despite serving on the frontlines, do not get proper personal protective equipment or training on how to properly don and doff PPE in order to avoid COVID-19 infections. Some face incredible stress on the job. Others face arbitrary disciplinary treatment on the job. They deserve dignity and respect on the job.
That is why HPAE, New Jersey’s largest union of registered nurses and health care professionals, is putting its full support behind the admirable efforts of these workers to advocate for themselves, their families and their patients.
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Health-care workers file lawsuit against OSHA, accusing agency of failing to keep them safe
Unions representing hundreds of thousands of nurses and health-care workers filed a lawsuit against the Occupational Safety and Health Administration on Thursday, alleging that the agency is violating its duties to keep workers safe by failing to issue an infectious-disease
Statement of Debbie White, RN and HPAE President regarding Governor Murphy signing S2712 and S2785 to provide protection for residents and workers in Long Term Care facilities
This new law is a testament to the dedicated fight by our labor allies and other advocates for the elderly, to address these long-standing staffing issues.
Jersey Shore University hospital workers vote on question: Should they join a union?
More than 1,000 housekeepers, technicians and other service workers at Jersey Shore University Medical Center will wrap up voting this week in an election to decide whether to join a labor union.
Hackensack Meridian, HPAE spar over vote-by-mail union election at Jersey Shore hospital
Hackensack Meridian Health is fighting a National Labor Relations Board ruling granting Jersey Shore University Medical Center workers the ability to vote by mail to decide whether to name Health Professionals and Allied Employees as their collective bargaining representative.
Worker Story: Kim Robinson
My name is Kim Robinson and I am a dining associate at HMH Jersey Shore University Medical Center where I have worked for three years.
Worker Story: Gloria Atkinson
My name is Gloria Atkinson and I have been with Hackensack Meridian’s Jersey Shore hospital for seven and half years. I am a Patient Care Technician (PCT). My Jersey Shore co-workers and I are fighting to organize ourselves into a
Worker Story: Ian Morris
My name is Ian Morris and I am a Patient Care Technician (PCT) in Prompt Care, which is the Emergency Room, at HMH Jersey Shore University Medical Center. I have been here for three and half years.
Worker Story: Dionisia Duarte-Johnson
My name is Dionisia Duarte-Johnson and I am a medical technologist in the Hope Tower Laboratory on the Hackensack Meridian Health Jersey Shore University Medical Center campus. I want my union with HPAE and I will tell you why.
HPAE Statement on HMH Jersey Shore Medical Center lab techs and service workers filing for a union
Healthcare corporations are quick to hail frontline healthcare workers as heroes but often fall short when it comes to actually treating the workers with the dignity and respect that they deserve on the job.
A new group of Jersey Shore University Medical Center workers file to join union
A wide cross-section of employees at Jersey Shore University Medical Center have filed a petition with the National Labor Relations Board seeking to join a labor union, a union president said Monday.
Thats all, folks - no more news!
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- If you are in the Units Organizing at HMH Jersey Shore - Sign Your Support Here!
- Community Pledge - Support Organizing the Shore
- Contract Wins and Call to Those Organizing: We Need YOU!
- A Message of Support and Solidarity from the Nurses of HPAE Local 5058 and the HPAE Organizing Committee for All at HMH Jersey Shore