Statement by Debbie White, RN and President regarding the announcement by Englewood Health on the merger into the Hackensack Meridian Health System
A partnership between Hackensack Meridian Health and St. Joseph's Health announced Wednesday will focus on cancer care Alexis Shanes, North Jersey Record
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.
This conference is for everyone, not just those members who will be retiring in a few short years.
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!
On November 7, 2018, Local 5004 held an education luncheon at Maggiano’s Restaurant in Hackensack.
Wednesday, November 7th, 2018, 8:30 am to 2:00 pm
CLINTON INN, DEAN DRIVE, TENAFLY - 7:30A – 1P – 4P – 7:30P
We congratulate the newly elected officers as they will officially take office immediately.
The nomination and elections for HPAE Convention delegates has concluded.
The Nominations/Election Committee announces that they are now accepting nominations to represent Local 5004 at this year’s HPAE State Convention.
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.
Learn the Details of the Tentative Agreement for our new contract.
Early this morning a Tentative Agreement was reached between HPAE and EHMC.
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
We held our 13th negotiation session today. Late in the day, management gave us their “final offer.”
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
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
We held our tenth negotiation session today. Management has yet to acknowledge our proposals on Staffing and Professional Development.
Thank you to all the members that came to the membership meeting on Tuesday.
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
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
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
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!
Management has proposed changes to work and on-call requirements. Our Next Session is Tuesday, May 1.
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.
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
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.
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).
Please join us for a Holiday Social on December 1st. It will be a great opportunity to socialize and relax with co-workers.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
An investigation by a Department of Health representative concluded that EHMC violated HIPAA standards as it relates to the use of “whiteboard communications."
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
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 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
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
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 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
- Basic Information on The Merger Process between Englewood Hospital & Medical Center and Hackensack Meridian Health
- Local 5004 Fianancial Planning Conference Registration
- Local 5004 Negotiations 2018
- Local 5004 Officers, Reps, and Unit Communicators (September 2018)
- Local 5004/Englewood Member Feedback
- Current Vacancy Premium Units
- New Jersey Board of Nursing: Determining the Scope of Nursing Practice Model
- Securing Our Future Newsletter - July 2019
- Local 5004 Contract (2018 to 2021)
- 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
- HPAE Alert: Lead in Englewood Hospital Drinking Water
- Glenwood Parking Garage Closure Announcement