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As you are aware there have been many nurses’ strikes recently? They all have central themes.
Cafeteria Day Thursday, July 20, 2023 (Employee side of the cafeteria) 6:30A to 6:30P Agenda: HPAE contracts available Come speak with your union leaders Questions/concerns/opinions welcomed
Review of wage enhancement proposal received 6/2/23, Impact on 2024 Negotiations, Impact of proposal for membership and discussion, Vote on proposal
EH reached out to HPAE on Wednesday, 5/31/23, stating they are willing to re-engage in negotiations regarding wages; they also stated that they have a new wage proposal.
Recently, HPAE has come to learn about sensors being placed in soap and/or Purell dispensers. In addition, sensors will be placed in or on employee ID badges.
Nurses say New Jersey hospitals continue to be critically understaffed and therefore less safe, with far fewer medical professionals to attend to patients.
We have received an email dated March 23rd, from Howard Pripas, Director, Employee and Labor Relations. Mr. Pripas chooses to disparage the HPAE nurses.
HPAE Local 5004, Membership Meetings, Tuesday, March 14th
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 will have more information at upcoming membership meeting. Notice to follow.
On January 11th, 2023 HPAE Leadership met with EHMC Administration to discuss HPAE’s latest wage enhancement counter-proposal.
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.
On November 30th EHMC sent to HPAE Officers a wage adjustment Memorandum of Agreement as well as an RN Wage Schedule Proposal.
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.
Come by and grab your lawn sign to show your support to reopen the contract for improved wages, recruitment and retention.
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.
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
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.
We want to keep you informed as to the status of the Union’s request to reopen the contract.
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,
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.
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.
A federal appeals court on Tuesday blocked the proposed merger of Englewood Health and Hackensack Meridian Health.
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.
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.
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.
CURRENT TRENDS IN NURSING, DECEMBER 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
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
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.
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.
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.
The Nominations/Election Committee announces that the following members will serve as delegates for HPAE Local 5004 at this year’s HPAE State Convention.
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.
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.
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.
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.
At 4:24PM the hospital emailed their “Time Limited, Last, Best and Final Offer”. We will inform you and discuss at Thursday’s meeting.
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.
8AM, 4PM & 7:30PM, CLINTON INN, 145 DEAN DRIVE, TENAFLY or Via Zoom
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 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.
EHMC Negotiation Line May 21, 2021- is a fabrication of the hospital's proposals
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.”
On May 20th, the hospital could not enter into a discussion on staffing and education. But they did give us a wage proposal.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
Enclosed is John O’Dea’s response to the Union’s request to schedule a reasonable work and negotiation schedule
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.
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
In this fifth notice we will identify the impact of not working a fourth day in a twelve-hour schedule.
The following members will be serving on this year's negotiations team.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A petition was sent on 5/7/20 with over 500 signatures!
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.
The letter from EHMC regarding our refusal to agree to mandatory shift changes for our members.
A reply from the Medical Center to our last robocall.
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
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.
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On Saturday, November 9, nineteen (19) local officers, union reps and activists came together for a day of training and conversation.
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.
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
- AFLAC Open Enrollment
- EHMC Wage Adjustment Proposal, June 15, 2023
- 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
- Local 5004 Election Nomination Form
Upcoming Events for Local 5004
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