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.
HPAE and its more than 14,000 members commend our public officials—including Gov. Phil Murphy and our Legislative leadership—for approving New Jersey's Fiscal Year 2021 funding priorities.
In the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare workers who were exposed, infected and sickened by the virus faced an additional worry: whether they would qualify for workers' compensation benefits.
Many of HPAE’s FY2021 revised budget priorities are based on the concerns and needs brought to light by the State’s experience with the COVID-19 pandemic over the past six months.
This action by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is the first citation of its kind nationwide during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Nurses overwhelming approve contract that enhances pay, health and safety and gives 850 unionized nurses a seat at the table in preparing for and addressing future disease outbreaks.
HPAE President Debbie White, RN, has been elected as a vice president of the union’s parent organization, the American Federation of Teachers. She won the election in a count of AFT 2020 mail-in ballots that were concluded on Tuesday.
In the middle of a staggering economic crisis brought on by a once-in-a-lifetime pandemic, HPAE understands acutely the challenges New Jersey faces in setting funding priorities for the coming year. The dysfunction in Washington does not help matters.
Thank you for the opportunity to speak with you today. My name is Alexis Rean-Walker, Secretary/Treasurer of HPAE – the state’s largest union of healthcare workers – representing 14,000 nurses and health care workers.
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.