Welcome to Local 5004
HPAE NURSES AT ENGLEWOOD HOSPITAL Local 5004 represents Registered Nurses at the Englewood Hospital and Medical Center. The Englewood Nurses Association was formed in 1973; it was the first established local in what is now known as HPAE. We, in 1976, were the first unionized nurses in New Jersey to go out on strike. We have built and enforced our contract through the years, focusing not just on wages, benefits but professional issues and work life stability. Two committees that are vital to our local union achieving our goals are the Joint Nursing Practice Council (JNPC) and the Local Executive Board (LEB). The JNPC meets the 4th Monday of every month and is a forum for union and management representatives to address staffing, labor-management, health & safety and professional development issues. The Local Executive Board (LEB) meets the first Tuesday of every month. The Board is made up of the elected officers as well as chairs of standing committees: grievance, health & safety, professional development and membership mobilization. Members are encouraged to bring issues and suggestions for resolutions to any officer in order to promote the Local's goals and agenda.
Local 5004 represents Registered Nurses at the Englewood Hospital and Medical Center.
The Englewood Nurses Association was formed in 1973; it was the first established local in what is now known as HPAE. We, in 1976, were the first unionized nurses in New Jersey to go out on strike. We have built and enforced our contract through the years, focusing not just on wages, benefits but professional issues and work life stability.
Two committees that are vital to our local union achieving our goals are the Joint Nursing Practice Council (JNPC) and the Local Executive Board (LEB). The JNPC meets the 4th Monday of every month and is a forum for union and management representatives to address staffing, labor-management, health & safety and professional development issues. The Local Executive Board (LEB) meets the first Tuesday of every month. The Board is made up of the elected officers as well as chairs of standing committees: grievance, health & safety, professional development and membership mobilization. Members are encouraged to bring issues and suggestions for resolutions to any officer in order to promote the Local's goals and agenda.
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How understaffed are NJ hospitals? Nurses say they are stretched thin — and care suffers
Nurses say New Jersey hospitals continue to be critically understaffed and therefore less safe, with far fewer medical professionals to attend to patients.
Local 5004 Post Membership Meeting Update, March 30, 2023
We have received an email dated March 23rd, from Howard Pripas, Director, Employee and Labor Relations. Mr. Pripas chooses to disparage the HPAE nurses.
Local 5004 Membership Meetings, Tuesday, March 14
HPAE Local 5004, Membership Meetings, Tuesday, March 14th
Wage Enhancement Proposals: Truth or Consequences
Kathy Kaminsky makes several claims in her letter of February 24th, 2023. While it’s counterproductive to get into a back and forth, it is important to address the misrepresentation of the claims.
HPAE Rejects the Last EHMC Wage Enhancement Proposal
HPAE will have more information at upcoming membership meeting. Notice to follow.
Local 5004 Wage Enhancement & Pension Update
On January 11th, 2023 HPAE Leadership met with EHMC Administration to discuss HPAE’s latest wage enhancement counter-proposal.
Local 5004 Wage Enhancement Update
On January 3rd, 2023, HPAE sent to EHMC a counterproposal for wage enhancement and offered to meet with EHMC administration to discuss on January 11th, 2023. Our proposal is inclusive of enhancing per diem wages.
Local 5004 Membership Wage Adjustment Announcement, December 1, 2022
On November 30th EHMC sent to HPAE Officers a wage adjustment Memorandum of Agreement as well as an RN Wage Schedule Proposal.
Local 5004 Re-opener Update: November 8, 2022
On December 16th, it will be a year since we first asked EHMC administration to reopen the nursing contract. We have reiterated our concerns and our request at every monthly Joint Nurse Practice Council (JNPC) meeting.
Local 5004 Lawn Sign Pick Up, October 10
Come by and grab your lawn sign to show your support to reopen the contract for improved wages, recruitment and retention.
Local 5004 New Hires Zoom Meeting: August 22, 2022
We are reaching out to nurses who have been members of HPAE Local 5004 for 5 years or less. We have decided to have a ZOOM meeting which may be more amenable than a full day of discussion.
Local 5004 Wage re-opener petition action
Yesterday we presented the petition renewing our request for a wage re-opener to attract & keep nurses here at Englewood Hospital. We started the day with everyone wearing stickers asking, “Should we stay or should we go.” Thank you to
How soon before we start having “Juneteenth Sales Blasts”?
And, yet it’s a day that arrives with little recognition of what it is we’re commemorating. For me, it’s still a day of reflection and contemplation because I have not had time yet to build my family’s traditions around it.
Contract Reopener Update – May 20, 2022
We want to keep you informed as to the status of the Union’s request to reopen the contract.
NOTICE OF 2022 NOMINATIONS AND ELECTION OF HPAE LOCAL 5004 AFT CONVENTION DELEGATES AND ALTERNATES
The Nominations/Election Committee announces that they are now accepting nominations to represent Local 5004 at this year’s AFT National Convention. This year’s convention will be held at Boston Convention Center and Exhibition Center in Boston, Massachusetts, July 12th – 17th,
Merger plans abandoned: Hackensack Meridian, Englewood Health terminate agreement
It's over. Hackensack Meridian Health and Englewood Health have officially dropped their plans for a merger, in a move that could have reverberations across the U.S. health care system.
HPAE local 5004 Merger News, April 13, 2022
It means there will be no harmonization of benefits and working conditions under the Hackensack Meridian umbrella. Benefits and working conditions which are less than what we have negotiated at Englewood Health.
US court blocks merger of Hackensack Meridian and Englewood Health
A federal appeals court on Tuesday blocked the proposed merger of Englewood Health and Hackensack Meridian Health.
For a more inclusive healthcare future
My union, Health Professionals and Allied Employees in New Jersey, took an important step when we passed a resolution at our convention resolving to put the full weight of our union behind efforts to address racial disparities in healthcare.
Local 5004 Communicator Conference Luncheon
We want to meet with the Communicators to develop approaches to have an active membership. Your participation and ideas are vital to the success of our local.
Local 5004 COVID Surge Bonus Rejection
After hearing overwhelmingly from the membership that the hospital’s Covid-19 Surge Bonus is unacceptable, HPAE leadership has decided to reject the hospital’s offer.
Local 5004 Member Update: Staffing, Vacancies and Turnover
CURRENT TRENDS IN NURSING, DECEMBER 2021
Member Update, November 2021
MERGER NEWS Federal Trade Commission (FTC) & 23 States Oppose Hospital Merger The Record – November 13, 2021 Some 23 states have voiced opposition to Englewood Health’s proposed merger with Hackensack Meridian Health, filing court papers in a Federal Trade
Vacation Guidelines by Unit
As of 2021, in no case will the minimum used for granting vacation leave during the normal vacation period be less than 1.0 FTE* per unit, per shift. As per the contract vacation guidelines, established by the medical center, are
Sally Rivera: A Remembrance
HPAE lost Sally Riveria, RN who passed away suddenly in August. Sally retired from EHMC several years ago, but maintained a lasting connection to her colleagues in MSICU.
Electronic Scheduling News Bulletin
HPAE Leadership had hoped that EHMC Administration would be committed to work in collaboration with HPAE to address issues/changes that would impact the nursing staff. Regrettably, that is not so.
CANCELLED: Cafeteria a Day, 9/30
Due to the Delta wave of the COVID19 virus, we will not be able to hold out in person cafeteria day this month. We will keep you posted once rescheduled.
Local 5004 HPAE Convention Delegate Announcement
The Nominations/Election Committee announces that the following members will serve as delegates for HPAE Local 5004 at this year’s HPAE State Convention.
Local 5004 Merger Update, August 5, 2021
The New Jersey Supreme Court granted the Federal Trade Commission’s request to for a preliminary injunction of the merger between Hackensack Meridian Health (HMH) and Englewood Health.
Notice of 2021 Nominations and Election of Local 5004 HPAE Convention Delegates and Alternates
The Nominations/Election Committee announces that they are now accepting nominations to represent Local 5004 at this year’s HPAE State Convention.
We have a contract
This is an incredibly special moment in the history of our local. Our power was shown through our unity. Remember this moment, for it now is the benchmark by which we enforce our contract.
Local 5004 Ratification Vote Instructions
Voting begins tonight for ratification of our new contract with Englewood Health. Below are links to a summary of the agreement, the full tentative agreement and updated wage scales with the new increases added in.
Local 5004 Membership Meetings, Tuesday, June 1 (Updated Zoom Info)
Ratification if we have reached a tentative agreement, it will be presented to members for a vote or Strike Preparation if we don’t have an agreement.
Local 5004 Negotiations Update, May 27
At 4:24PM the hospital emailed their “Time Limited, Last, Best and Final Offer”. We will inform you and discuss at Thursday’s meeting.
Local 5004 Negotiations Update, May 26
We were able to come to an agreement on a few minor issues but the hospital negotiation team made it clear that they are “Not Interested” in any of our major issues such as staffing, education, wages and vacation.
Local 5004 Membership Meetings, Thursday, May 27 – UPDATED
8AM, 4PM & 7:30PM, CLINTON INN, 145 DEAN DRIVE, TENAFLY or Via Zoom
Local 5004 Negotiations Update, May 24
Today, we met with EHMC negotiation team at 11:17AM. We gave EHMC two (2) revised proposals. HPAE attempted to engage the hospital’s negotiation team in discussions about staffing and education.
Healthcare workers renegotiating contracts across New Jersey overwhelmingly authorize job actions in case of bargaining stalemates
Healthcare workers at Palisades Medical Center in North Bergen and the Harborage, a long-term care facility at the Palisades campus voted to authorize concerted job action if Hackensack Meridian continues to stall during negotiations.
The Truth About Negotiations, May 22
EHMC Negotiation Line May 21, 2021- is a fabrication of the hospital's proposals
Local 5004 Negotiations Update, May 21
Today we pressed the hospital to address several major issues: vacation, education, staffing, and wages. EHMC has no real response to these issues. They continue to tell us they will “get back to us.”
Local 5004 Negotiations Update, Tuesday, May 20
On May 20th, the hospital could not enter into a discussion on staffing and education. But they did give us a wage proposal.
SUMMARY OF EHMC PROPOSALS PRESENTED AT MEMBERSHIP MEETING MAY 18TH 2021
LANGUAGE MODIFICATIONS -4.05 Casual Per Diems- -if a casual per diem cancelled a scheduled shift, they will be considered absent for the purpose of the medical center enforcing Time and Attendance policy. -6,09 Work Preference- the medical center wants the
SUMMARY OF HPAE PROPOSALS PRESENTED AT MEMBERSHIP MEETING MAY 18TH, 2021
CONTINUING EDUCATION -skills fairs to be conducted 3 times a year; content to be posted to allow for staff input. -skills fairs are not for new technology or procedures. -attendance will be paid as a CE day; staff guaranteed time
Tell Management: Respect the Efforts of the Preceptor
The hospital has rejected your proposal. Sign onto this letter to tell the hospital’s negotiating team that you want to be recognized for being a preceptor. We have proposed a reasonable preceptor differential.
The hospital (EH) negotiating team continues to interfere with your rights relating to collective bargaining by not releasing negotiating team members to engage in good faith bargaining.
Cecilia Pascual: A Remembrance
Our HPAE Local lost a valuable member to COVID recently. Cecilia started at Englewood Hospital in the Home Health Department. When Home Health closed, she transferred to 2 Kaplan.
Local 5004 Negotiations Update, Friday, April 30 (Session 2)
The union received the hospital’s proposals today. Although the hospital’s proposals have a deleterious impact on members, their introductory statement revealed their intent of getting an agreement without making many changes to the contract.
Per Diem Holiday Requirements
You will soon be receiving, if you have not already, a form from the hospital asking you to list your preference for the upcoming summer holiday. The contract section 4.05 states your requirement regarding working holidays
Local 5004 Negotiations & Membership Meeting Schedule
Upcoming Events Negotiation Schedule 4/22, 4/30, 5/12, 5/17, 5/20, 5/21, 5/24, 5/26, 5/28 Zoom Membership Meetings Wednesday, May 5th – 9A – 4P – 8P Tuesday, May 18th – 9A – 4P – 8P
Negotiations Update, Day 1 (4/22)
HPAE presented their proposals to the hospital negotiation team today. We explained our proposals. In addition, we explained the significance and importance of the issues surrounding the proposals.
EHMC Denies Reasonable Negotiations Schedule
Enclosed is John O’Dea’s response to the Union’s request to schedule a reasonable work and negotiation schedule
Take Action Now: EHMC tries to throw cold water on your bargaining team!
Last week John O’Dea, Director of Employee Relations, contacted Alice Barden, President and Michele McLaughlin, Vice President with a proposal of extending the current collective bargaining agreement for one (1) year.
Local 5004 Negotiations Issues, March 12, 2021
In this sixth notice we will identify the differences in salary increases. Our current contract provides for anniversary increases, yearly cost of living increases, and longevity bonus. HPAE Locals affiliated with Hackensack Meridian Health receive merit increases
Local 5004 Negotiations Issues, March 4, 2021
In this fifth notice we will identify the impact of not working a fourth day in a twelve-hour schedule.
Local 5004 Negotiations Team Announcement
The following members will be serving on this year's negotiations team.
HPAE Local 5004 Negotiation Team Ballots
You will receive am email with the link/instructions to vote. If you do not receive this email, you can access the ballot beginning at 8pm this evening.
HPAE Local 5004 Infusion Nursing Staff Meeting: Wednesday, February 24
The intent of the meeting is to discuss staffing the Infusion Unit. We believe what is currently contract language (J1) is insufficient. We need to hear from you as to what you are experiencing, the volume of patients, changes in
Local 5004 Negotiations Issues, February 11, 2021
What is PTO? PTO combines vacation, sick, and personal time into a single bank of days for employees to use when they take paid time off from work. Generally, the accumulated benefit time in a PTO bank is less than
Local 5004 Update: The Virus of Least Resistance
The nurses at Englewood are dealing with two viruses. One virus is COVID, the other is succumbing to management’s pressure to ignore their nurse practice act which sets the scope of practice and responsibilities of nurses.
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, New Jersey healthcare institutions and employees deliver award-winning, high-quality services.
Local 5004 Negotiations Issues, February 1, 2021
On a regular basis you will be receiving information to help you understand what we might face in the upcoming negotiations and the impact of those proposed changes on you, the membership.
Local 5004 Merger News, Updated January 4, 2020
HPAE has now learned that there is a stay on the proceedings for the merger until the Federal Court of New Jersey decides on the injunction request.
Feds blocking sale of N.J. hospital to Hackensack Meridian, saying it would drive up consumer prices
The Federal Trade Commission announced Thursday it intends to block the proposed the sale of Englewood Hospital and Medical Center to Hackensack Meridian Health because the hospital chain would monopolize the Bergen County market and drive up prices.
Local 5004 Merger News, December 4, 2020
On December 3rd, we learned that the FTC (Federal Trade Commission) filed an administrative complaint and authorized a suit in federal court to block Hackensack Meridian Health’s acquisition of Englewood Healthcare Foundation.
Nominations for the local 5004 officer elections are now open (deadline is 12/10)
The Nominations/Election Committee announces that there are nine (9) local officer positions that are up for election this year.
Local 5004 Teleconference Sign-up: Tuesday, June 2
The HPAE Local 5112 Executive Board invites you to join us for a tele-conference on Thursday, May 21 at 8am and 7pm about staffing at Cornerstone and Covid 19.
Local 5004 Roundup of Petition, Grievances and Charges Against EHMC
A petition was sent on 5/7/20 with over 500 signatures!
Local 5004 Open Letter to Membership
Yes, we are in an unprecedented time. Yes, it appears that hospital management, and government agencies are using that term as an umbrella for not protecting frontline caregivers, which filters down to the community which we serve.
EHMC’s reponse regarding our refusal to agree to mandatory shift changes
The letter from EHMC regarding our refusal to agree to mandatory shift changes for our members.
Medical Center response to our last robocall, April 8
A reply from the Medical Center to our last robocall.
EHMC Mandating Shift Changes
I am aware that many of you have received calls and messages from your managers that you will not be allowed to work your regular shifts and that you will be disciplined if you do not comply with the new
Local 5004 Membership Recognition
Your leadership commends you for your efforts. We want to convey to the membership our pride in your efforts. We thank you and acknowledge your excellence.
Local 5004 2019 Holiday Social: Food, Dancing & Fun!
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HPAE Northern Local Rep & Grievance Training – November 9, 2019
On Saturday, November 9, nineteen (19) local officers, union reps and activists came together for a day of training and conversation.
HPAE Calls for Oversight and Transparency as Englewood Health merges into Hackensack Meridian Health, NJ’s Largest Healthcare Corporation
Statement by Debbie White, RN and President regarding the announcement by Englewood Health on the merger into the Hackensack Meridian Health System
Englewood Medical, one of last independents in region, to merge with Hackensack Meridian
A partnership between Hackensack Meridian Health and St. Joseph's Health announced Wednesday will focus on cancer care Alexis Shanes, North Jersey Record
Basic Information on The Merger Process between Englewood Hospital & Medical Center and Hackensack Meridian Health
CHAPA governs non-profit hospital transfers that result in an acquisition – if the merger is occurring between a for-profit to non-profit system, it would not be subject to CHAPA, but it would be subject to the CN.
Local 5004 Fianancial Planning Conference
This conference is for everyone, not just those members who will be retiring in a few short years.
Local 5004 Holiday Social (pictures)
HPAE 2018 Holiday Social - A Great Time to Come Together as colleagues - no walls, no shifts, no separate units! If you missed it - there's always next Year! Happy Holidays!
Local 5004 Education Luncheon: Trends in EMR Documentation & Scope of Practice
On November 7, 2018, Local 5004 held an education luncheon at Maggiano’s Restaurant in Hackensack.
Securing our Future: HPAE Local 5004 Education Day Luncheon
Wednesday, November 7th, 2018, 8:30 am to 2:00 pm
Local 5004 Membership Meeting, September 14, 2018
CLINTON INN, DEAN DRIVE, TENAFLY - 7:30A – 1P – 4P – 7:30P
Newly elected officers at local 5004
We congratulate the newly elected officers as they will officially take office immediately.
Local 5004 HPAE State Convention Delegate List
The nomination and elections for HPAE Convention delegates has concluded.
Local 5004 HPAE State Convention Nomination Form
The Nominations/Election Committee announces that they are now accepting nominations to represent Local 5004 at this year’s HPAE State Convention.
EHMC CONTRACT RATIFICATION UPDATE
Thank you to all the members that came to today’s membership meeting. The membership voted to ratify the Tentative Agreement for a new three year contract. The new contract will be in effect immediately and will expire May 31, 2021.
Local 5004 EHMC Contract Ratification Vote, June 7
Learn the Details of the Tentative Agreement for our new contract.
Local 5004 members: Tentative Agreement Reached & Membership Meeting, June 7
Early this morning a Tentative Agreement was reached between HPAE and EHMC.
Federal Mediator to join negotiations between HPAE & Englewood Hospital
Tuesday, May 29 Englewood – Rather than issue a ten day notice of their intent to strike, nurses at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center are allowing a Federal mediator to join negotiations. Last week, an overwhelming majority of nurses had
Local 5004 negotiations update, May 24
We held our 13th negotiation session today. Late in the day, management gave us their “final offer.”
Local 5004 negotiations update, May 22
We held our 12th negotiation session today. We presented our second economic proposal package – we reduced our across the board to 3% in addition to steps and the other increases we presented at last week’s membership meeting. We continued to
Local 5004 EHMC negotiations update, May 21
Thank you to the many nurses that joined us in our attempt to deliver petitions to Warren Geller. It was disappointing that he chose to hide and not greet the nurses that he knew were going to be there. Instead
Local 5004 EHMC negotiations update, May 18
We held our tenth negotiation session today. Management has yet to acknowledge our proposals on Staffing and Professional Development.
Local 5004 negotiations update, May 17
Thank you to all the members that came to the membership meeting on Tuesday.
Local 5004 contract negotiations proposal updates
HPAE Negotiating Team Is Demanding: Better Staffing throughout the facility; Charge Nurse no assignment on days and evenings in M/S; Reduce night ratios to the same as days on all units (see handout for details); Improve Professional Standards by guaranteeing
Local 5004 EHMC negotiations update & membership meeting announcement
We held our seventh negotiation session today. We presented our proposal for fair wage increases and benefit improvements. EHMC continues to refuse to respond to our proposals for improved staffing and continuing education. The hospital refuses to clarify contract provisions
Local 5004 EHMC negotiations update, May 7
We held our sixth negotiation session today. Thank you to the MCH members who came to negotiations and expressed their concerns about staffing and professional standards at the Medical Center. We presented our Staffing Proposal today. We were met with
Local 5004 EHMC negotiations update, May 4
Thank you to all the members that came to Thursday’s Membership Meeting – everyone should be wearing their red wristbands every day until we have a contract!
Local 5004 EHMC negotiations update, April 27
Management has proposed changes to work and on-call requirements. Our Next Session is Tuesday, May 1.
Local 5004 Negotiations 2018: Securing our Future
There will be other membership meetings scheduled once we have confirmed Negotiation Sessions with the medical center of which you will be notified. You should also check this page regularly for updates.
Local 5004 Negotiations Symposium, February 15 2018
HPAE Local 5004 held a Negotiation Symposium on February 15th at Maggiano’s on Riverside Square in Hackensack. It focused mainly on the importance of member involvement in the upcoming negotiations with special emphasis on establishing a communications network. Flowing from
Our Local’s Holiday Social
We had a great time at the holiday social held at the Clinton Inn on Friday night. It was a wonderful opportunity for local members to relax, talk with co-workers, and to enjoy the great food.
Cathi Goldfischer Assists Recovery Efforts in Florida, Puerto Rico
Local 5004 member and Health and Safety Chair Cathi Goldfischer took part in relief efforts in Florida and Puerto Rico as part of a Disaster Medical Assistance Team (DMAT).
Christmas Social Event Set for December 1st, Luncheon Education Day Postponed
Please join us for a Holiday Social on December 1st. It will be a great opportunity to socialize and relax with co-workers.
Update Regarding Unfair Labor Practice (ULP) Charge Against Medical Center
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has now determined that the medical center failed to provide HPAE with information to which the union was entitled to in a timely fashion.
Demand to Bargain Sent to Medical Center Regarding Parking Garage Construction’s Impact on Staff
In response to the Medical Center's announcement regarding parking in the Glenwood Garage, we sent management a demand to bargain and a request for information.
Local 5004 Education Day Set for April 19th
Local 5004 is sponsoring an Education Day for members on Wednesday, April 19, 4:30 pm to 9:30 pm, at Maggiano's, 70 Riverside Square Mall, in Hackensack, NJ.
HPAE Alert: Lead in Englewood Hospital Drinking Water
Englewood Hospital recently alerted staff and patients that lead was detected above the EPA action level of 15 parts per billion during tests of a number of drinking water sources – water fountains and faucets – in the hospital.
Holiday Social a Great Success
Over 50 Local 5004 members had an enjoyable and relaxing time at our holiday social, which was held on Thursday, December 1, at the Clinton Inn in Tenafly.
Arbitration Case Regarding the 2012 Layoffs Settled
On October 11, the Union and the Medical Center (MC) settled the Layoff Arbitration which was filed in 2012. Due to the passage of time, the Union determined that clarifying the process for the future was the most important thing
Meeting to Review Implementation of Staffing Arbitration Award
In 2015 Arbitrator Gerard Restaino found the Medical Center (MC) in violation of Contract Section 4.11, Positions. This section states that the MC will be required to create and post positions on units when the need is established through the
Local 5004 Continuing Education Day a Success
On Wednesday, October 19, over 50 Local 5004 members attended a Continuing Education Day on “Legal Hot Topics for Nurses” at Maggiano’s Italian Restaurant in Hackensack, NJ. The speaker was Kathleen M. Gialanella, BSN, JD, LLM. Gialenella covered some very
Convention Resolutions & Constitutional Amendments Support HPAE’s Strategic Plan for Growth
At the HPAE 2016 Convention, delegates came together to make important decisions about the future of our union through a series of resolutions, constitutional amendments, and by-laws changes.
Settlement of the Unfair Labor Practice Charge Against the Medical Center
The Union and the medical center have reached a settlement on an Unfair Labor Practice (ULP) charge filed against the Medical Center for failure to provide information regarding staffing. The Medical Center was obligated to provide all data requested by the
EHMC Cited by NJ Dept. of Health
An investigation by a Department of Health representative concluded that EHMC violated HIPAA standards as it relates to the use of “whiteboard communications."
HPAE Files Unfair Labor Practice (ULP) Charges against Medical Center
The Medical Center (MC) has consistently failed to provide contractual information that pertains to annual staffing reports. Since the MC has a legal duty to provide such information, we have filed an Unfair Labor Practice (ULP) complaint with the
Meeting Scheduled With Arbitrator to Enforce Arbitration Award on Creation and Posting of Positions
Local 5004 officers will be meeting with Arbitrator Gerard Restaino on August 22nd to seek enforcement of an arbitration award he issued last year. Restaino found the Medical Center (MC) in violation of Contract Section 4.11 Positions. This section states that
HPAE Calls for Protections in Merger of Hackensack and Meridian Health Systems
HPAE members testifed at two public hearings held yesterday to review the proposed merger of the Hackensack University Health Network and Meridian Health. While supporting the pending merger of Hackensack and Meridian, they urged the New Jersey Attorney General
HPAE Locals to Participate in May 4th Hackensack-Meridian Merger Hearing
On May 4, public hearings will be held in Hackensack, NJ and Neptune, NJ to review the Hackensack-Meridian merger. New Jersey’s Attorney General is required to schedule hearings where the public can testify about the merger. HPAE leaders from Jersey
Staffing Forum Addresses Key Issues
Our local held a Staffing Forum held on February 17. The forum was an interactive meeting in which updates were given on the arbitration award regarding contract section 4.11 positions, the hospital’s acuity system, and staffing legislation in New Jersey.
HPAE Needs More People Like You!
HPAE Local 5004’s ‘Securing our future’ is a campaign to empower our members to set the standards to achieve our goals. Come to a Communicator Meeting on March 23rd to learn about the campaign and find out how you can get
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In This Local
- Local 5004 March 2023 Newsletter
- Local 5004 Last Proposal to Management for Wage Enhancement
- Did You Know - Work Preference
- Abe Solomon Scholarship Fund
- Vacation Guidelines by Unit (February 2022)
- Listen to Us Mobile Billboard
- HPAE Englewood Lawn Sign
- What We Face (1-6)
- Join our Mailing List!
- Local 5004 Private Facebook Group
- Membership Application
- Local 5004/Englewood Member Feedback
- Local 5004 Officers, Reps, and Unit Communicators (February 2022)
- Current Vacancy Premium Units
- New Jersey Board of Nursing: Determining the Scope of Nursing Practice Model
- Local 5004 Contract (June 1, 2021 to May 31, 2024)
- Local 5004 Constitution and By-laws
- Did U Know Contract Updates
- Local 5004 Floating Report
- Local 5004 Unsafe Staffing Form - L&D
- Local 5004 Unsafe Staffing Form - ED
- Local 5004 Unsafe Staffing Form - Med-Surg & Other Units
- HPAE Retiree Medical Trust - Basic Information
- HPAE Grievance Form
- NJDOL Division of Unemployment Insurance
- Fake Face Mask Guide for HPAE Members
- Exposed and at Risk
- Get AFLAC coverage with HPAE
Upcoming Events for Local 5004
No upcoming events at this time.