Coronavirus: What you need to know - Health Professionals & Allied Employees

Coronavirus: What you need to know

Healthcare workers across the country are responding to the unfolding public health emergency caused by the new SARS-CoV-2 virus, and the highly contagious respiratory disease, COVID-19, caused in 20% of those infected.

Look to these pages for resources and responses as HPAE, AFT and unions across the country work to fight for safeguards to our own health and the health of our communities.


NJ Unions Hit the Bricks for Hazard Pay
Jun 17 2022

The number of workers’petitions seeking union representation filed with the National Labor Relations Board has jumped 57 percent for the first six months of Fiscal Year 2022 to 1,174.

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Respect, Protect and Support All Nurses
May 06 2022

It is worth pointing out that as vital as our nurses have been during this pandemic, this noble profession did not just deserve recognition during the pandemic. Nurses have always deserved our respect.

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Right now, nursing is broken
Jan 27 2022

When I can get out and run my errands, I see people who aren’t taking precautions to protect themselves, and it’s frustrating because, inside the hospitals, health professionals are in crisis mode.

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A Fractured Nation Fights a Killer Virus
Dec 13 2021

Even as we prepare for the Christmas holiday and New Year’s celebration that are just a couple of weeks away our state, region and nation are facing yet another spike of COVID infections, hospitalizations and death.

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As delta variant spreads, so does risk to workers
Aug 03 2021

So far in 2021, the New Jersey offices of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration have conducted 32 COVID-19-related fatality and catastrophe inspections, according to Joanna Hawkins, a spokeswoman for the agency.

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HPAE Statement on New OSHA ETS
Jun 11 2021

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.

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Historic Negotiations with Lessons Learned from Pandemic
Apr 08 2021

Health Professionals and Allied Employees (HPAE), the union representing 14,000 nurses and healthcare workers, are entering negotiations with an overarching focus on worker and patient safety measures, safe staffing, and infectious disease preparedness.

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Hospital Excellence
Feb 01 2021

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, New Jersey healthcare institutions and employees deliver award-winning, high-quality services.

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HPAE Statement on COVID-19 resurgence concerns
Nov 18 2020

A second COVID-19 surge is now upon us here in New Jersey. It feels as if we are on a railroad track watching a speeding train hurtling toward us, knowing it will eventually hit us. Cases are trending up so

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Employer Safety Violation List
Oct 05 2020

HPAE will post all relevant documents here. If you have any concerns regarding safety protocols in your workplace, please contact your local officers or HPAE staff representative.

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HealthCare Heroes ~ Nurses Week 2020
May 12 2020

In these difficult, harrowing days of a still raging COVID-19 pandemic, the Health Professionals and Allied Employees union marks Nurses Week 2020 by honoring the sacrifices and service of our HealthCare Heroes.

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Our COVID-19 Priorities
Apr 06 2020

Workers are on the front lines of the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic often going above and beyond the call of duty and making sacrifices that place their own health and safety at risk.

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COVID-19 Resource Page
Mar 20 2020

A longer list of federal, state, academic and NGO produced resources that reflects the best thinking and practices related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Updated regularly.

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Coronavirus Is Hiding in Plain Sight
Mar 17 2020

Scientists tracking the spread of the coronavirus reported on Monday that, for every confirmed case, there are most likely another five to 10 people in the community with undetected infections.

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CDC: 110 suspected nCoV cases in 26 states being probed
Jan 30 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said today during a press conference that the United States now has 110 persons under investigation (PUIs) from 26 states being tested for the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) responsible for ...

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