HPAE congratulates NJ Gov. Phil Murphy and Lieut. Gov. Sheila Oliver on their re-election. Our union also congratulates all our brothers and sisters running for office as Labor Candidates.
Our HPAE family is in deep mourning today after the tragic death of Maria Ambrocio, an HPAE Local 5185 member who worked in the Oncology unit at Bayonne Medical Center.
Hundreds of nurses and health professionals gathered virtually on October 6-7 to re-elect a tried and tested slate of state officers to continue leading HPAE for another three years after an unprecedented global pandemic.
Deep into the second year of this global pandemic, let’s take a moment to honor our healthcare workers, who continue to sacrifice and risk all—themselves and their families—to care for those most affected by the coronavirus.
The mandate issued by Governor Murphy yesterday does not change our response to the issue of mandatory vaccination. As a union, we have the right to bargain our hours, wages and working conditions and this is no different.
HPAE supports the Governor's decision to create a pathway to increase vaccination rates while enforcing routine testing of those who are not able to be vaccinated.
We applaud the New Jersey Legislature for approving a State budget that invests in essential programs and services for next year and Gov. Phil Murphy for his leadership during the process and for now signing that budget into law.
Healthcare workers—including HPAE members—have been on the front lines taking care of patients sick from COVID-19, its variants and after-effects of the disease.
The Healthcare Professionals and Allied Employees, in recognition of his steadfast support of frontline healthcare workers during the coronavirus pandemic, today endorsed Phil Murphy in his race to be re-elected as governor of New Jersey.
Throughout the pandemic, more needed to be done to protect healthcare workers and other essential workers, many of whom are women, people of color and immigrants, who put their lives on the line every day in the past year.