As many as 40 employees at Palisades Medical Center have gotten sick from COVID-19 and more than 100 employees at Ocean Medical Center have also tested positive. NBC New York’s Gilma Avalos reports (video)
About 30 to 40 employees at Palisades Medical Center in North Bergen have tested positive for COVID-19, forcing the hospital to transfer some patients and divert ambulances to other emergency rooms, according to a union official and a hospital executive.
Saturday afternoon the union was able to negotiate CNA's into the critical shift pay for extra shifts added.
Michele Burlington survived the first wave of the coronavirus on the front lines, working in a hospital’s packed COVID-19 unit. But she wasn’t going to risk the second wave. Even if it meant giving up her career of 42 years.
Two hospitals in Hudson County have been cited by a federal agency for COVID-19 related health and safety violations, officials said.
Hackensack Meridian Health is fighting a National Labor Relations Board ruling granting Jersey Shore University Medical Center workers the ability to vote by mail to decide whether to name Health Professionals and Allied Employees as their collective bargaining representative.
The halls of the Hackensack Meridian Health Palisades Medical Center in North Bergen, New Jersey, do not sound the same without Nancy Martell’s voice echoing down the corridor — a morning staple there for 18 years.
A Hackensack Meridian nursing home was cited by federal regulators for failing to give its nursing staff the proper masks to treat COVID-19 residents near the height of the pandemic, according to documents released Thursday.
This action by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is the first citation of its kind nationwide during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Taken from NorthJersey.com By Lindy Washburn August 25, 2020 Nancy Martell, a patient care technician at Palisades Medical Center, was an obstetrician in her home country of Peru. When she moved to New Jersey in 1997, she intended to pursue
Nurses saving lives on the COVID-19 pandemic frontlines at two HMH hospitals are renegotiating a collective bargaining agreement that expires at month’s end.
Health care workers at a New Jersey hospital fear for their safety, alleging the facility has failed to protect them from infection while treating COVID-19 patients.
HPAE filed charges against NJ’s largest health system during 2018 contract negotiations for failure to bargain in good faith.
HPAE and HMH have negotiated a bonus program (Hero Pay) for all members in recognition of their efforts during this time.
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) decided in our favor on a case going back to the 2018 contract campaign.
We are continuing to fight to ensure healthcare workers have the resources and protections they need to continue to provide safe care and treatment during these unprecedented times.
For those needing help during this crisis, please reach out through HMH Life Solutions (Employee Assistance Program) @ (866) 379-0244. Use company ID HMHEAP.
As union members and employees at HMH, we are glad to see that HMH finally recognizes their employees are not compensated properly for their value and experience when it comes to those delivering patient care at HMH facilities.
HPAE Local 5030 RNs on 3E, 4th,5th floors and ICU voted 74% to 26% on a MOA implementing 12 hours shifts on these units.
RN’S only on 3E, 4Th & 5Th floors and ICU, Friday January 17th
Bergenfield - John Joseph McCausland, 56, of Bergenfield, NJ, passed away on Saturday, December 21, 2019.
Hackensack Meridian Health patients last week ran into delays and disruptions after the health care system's computer network went down for two days and slowly came back online, an official from the nurses' union said Monday.
We have taken the proactive step of getting information about the system failure that occurred on December 2 and its impact on you and your patients.
The Union leadership at Palisades Medical Center, Harborage, Jersey Shore University Medical Center and Southern Ocean Medical Center were notified that Hackensack Meridian Health (HMH) is planning to increase costs on the Health Care Plans at all their facilities.
Please attend and get informed. There will be a Christmas give away.
On Saturday, November 9, nineteen (19) local officers, union reps and activists came together for a day of training and conversation.
The Union leadership at Palisades Medical Center, Harborage, Jersey Shore University Medical Center and Southern Ocean Medical Center were notified that Hackensack Meridian Health is planning to increase costs on the Health Care Plans at all their facilities.
The union is not opposed to this concept, but we want to make sure that members benefits are protected under the agreement. HPAE Local 5030 proposed a Memorandum of Agreement at the meeting on the 17th which would do just that.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 @ 7AM, 1PM AND 5PM, HOMEWOOD SUITES, 10 THE PROMENADE, EDGEWATER
The Local 5030 Nomination and Election Committee has completed Local 5030 Officer Elections. The American Arbitration Association, a national recognized neutral organization, mailed and counted all the ballots.
During the 2018 contract negotiations, HPAE Local 5030 was able to negotiate a Coordinated Care Program that was to be implemented on January 1 of this year.
The Election deadline is July 29, 2019.
The Nominations/Election Committee announces that there are five (5) Local 5030 officer positions and representatives that are up for election this year. The nomination committee is currently accepting nominations for these positions. POSITIONS: President Co-Vice Presidents Secretary Treasurer Representatives (Job
HPAE Locals 5097 (The Harborage), Local 5058 (Jersey Shore), Local 5030 (Palisades) and Local 5138 (Southern Ocean) held their first annual retreat this past weekend to discuss a number of topics and to build relationships...
Across the HMH system employees have experienced hardship and personal challenges due to the miscalculations in pay resulting in a loss of wages.
HPAE and Palisades Medical Center will have Union Reps And Human Resource Staff in the auditorium on May 16 from 1:30Pm till 4Pm to answer any and all questions.
Thousands of nurses and healthcare workers at Hackensack Meridian Health (HMH) facilities are struggling to pay for essentials as Hackensack Meridian Health acts recklessly with our livelihoods.
HPAE has filed a complaint today with the State of New Jersey Department of Labor & Workforce Development, Division of Wage & Hour Compliance.
If you took a vacation day, personal day or a sick day during the pay period 3/24 – 4/6, it should not have come from your new PTO bank but rather from the days you already had accrued.
On January 26th, HPAE members came out for a training on handling grievances and representing their co-workers in disciplinary procedures.
The merger of Hackensack Meridian Health and Carrier Clinic is official, and executives already have plans underway for several behavioral health projects throughout the region.
After seven months of bargaining with Hackensack Meridian Health, nurses and health professionals at Palisades Medical Center have ratified a three-year contract.
We will be holding a membership meeting on Friday, November 2nd so the bargaining team can present a complete summary of the agreement and answer all questions.
After six months of negotiations a tentative agreement has been reached between HPAE Local 5030 at Palisades Medical Center with Hackensack Meridian Health (HMH).
Negotiations between Hackensack Meridian Health and HPAE have been tenuous as 2,500 represented are fighting to put an end to intimidation tactics in their workplace and to demand safe patient limits in the interest of patient and worker safety.
In recent weeks, members have spoken out in a variety of ways for safe staffing and a fair contract. We held an informational picket last Thursday and released a powerful staffing video to the public.
The Health Professionals and Allied Employees accused Hackensack Meridian Health today of illegally orchestrating a union decertification effort using aggressive anti-union tactics that will ultimately fail.
Health professional held an informational picket outside of Palisades Medical Center to call on Hackensack Meridian Health to protect patient safety by committing to safe patient limits and put a stop to anti-union tactics that attempt to intimidate.
Informational Pickets Planned outside of Hackensack Meridian
Health professionals speak out to protect their patients, and as a union we go beyond the walls of our facility to help our communities understand the risks and incidents that occur when we are caring for too many patients.
Join the Picket!: Tell HMH to put patients before profit. Stand strong with our union sisters and brothers on the picket line on Thursday, Sept. 27 from 2-5pm outside the hospital.
Nursing Home Workers reach a tentative agreement with Hackensack Meridian, hospital colleagues continue bargaining against NJ’s wealthiest non-profit healthcare corporation
A brief message from your HPAE negotiating team.
The nomination and elections for HPAE Convention delegates has concluded.
With negotiations for new contracts stalled, union health workers on Wednesday picketed outside Palisades Medical Center and its nursing home, as well as two other hospitals in the Hackensack Meridian Health system. Car and truck horns blared on River Road
Emerson, NJ – Hackensack Meridian Health, New Jersey’s largest non-profit and most profitable health system, pays its top officers millions of dollars and spends tens of millions of dollars on lobbying and public relations but refuses to reach a settlement
As of 7:00 AM on July 31, the contracts expired for two more HPAE locals currently in bargaining with Hackensack Meridian Health (HMH).
HPAE requested a Federal Mediator to assist in scheduling bargaining dates before the end of July and attend the ongoing negotiations. The contract, covering nearly 1,100 workers at both facilities, now owned by Hackensack Meridian Health, expired on July 20.
In negotiations yesterday, management once again came to the table unprepared and refused to present any economic proposals.
Members from four HPAE facilities in the Hackensack Meridian Health system voted to support our local bargaining committees and oppose unfair labor practices by authorizing the committee to call for concerted activity...
HPAE nurses and health professionals at four Hackensack Meridian locations have voted in favor of engaging in concerted activities.
Tuesday July 17, 2018, Homewood Suites
The Nominations/Election Committee announces that they are now accepting nominations to represent Local 5030 at this year’s HPAE State Convention.
Health care workers at three of Hackensack Meridian Health's hospitals in Hudson and Monmouth counties rallied on Wednesday in a show of union solidarity as contract deadlines affecting 2,500 employees loom.
Wednesday, June 27, 2018 (North Bergen and Neptune, NJ) – Nurses and health professionals bargaining with NJ’s largest healthcare corporation, Hackensack Meridian, held a Rally for Healthcare on Wednesday, June 27. At the bargaining table, 3,000 health professionals represented by
Management Responds to Our Staffing Demands
Management said they have “no interest” in safe staffing ratios. They will have the CNO and Director of Nursing at negotiations this Thursday to address staffing concerns.
Membership meeting for contract update and a possible vote for concerted activity
Our HPAE Local 5030 Negotiating Committee met with management on Friday. We continue to hold our position that we will not accept any proposed negative changes to benefits (PTO, Retirement, Raises, etc.)
Nearly 100 HPAE Local 5030 members attend bargaining, speak on hazards of short staffing
The Nurses and Health Professionals at Hackensack Meridian Health are demanding that large corporation put patient care before corporate wealth.
On Saturday, May 6, HPAE locals 5030 and 5097 held a Community Day of Action in Union City.
Our negotiating committee proposed more improvements for our members including: Extra pay for multi-modality positions in radiology Limitations on medical debt patients and members will incur from surprise out-of-network providers. Management maintained an unreasonable stance on issues important to our
Management Indicates Major Benefit Change Proposals Coming Our HPAE Local 5030 Bargaining Committee made additional proposals today for improvements for our members, which included ensuring our members have free parking at the facility. Management gave us no counters on any
MEMBER UPDATE # 2– May 16, 2018 Contract extended, HPAE Presents Initial Proposals Negotiations continued on Tuesday with contract extended through June 29. Our HPAE Local 5030 Bargaining Committee continued presenting solutions to the issues we face at work every
MEMBER UPDATE #1 – May 11, 2018 Our HPAE sisters and brothers at The Harborage and Palisades started bargaining this week for successor contracts. Locals 5030 and 5097 members, alongside Jersey Shore Local 5058 and Southern Ocean Local 5138, are
Close to 50 blood pressure checks were performed and food was distributed to community members at St Mary’s Catholic Church in West New York.
RN’s along with CNA’s from HPAE Local 5030 are holding a Community Day of Action by offering health screenings to those in the community that are in need of assistance.
Attention all HPAE Local 5030 Union Members: Membership Meeting Thursday March 22, 2018 Homewood Suites 10 The Promenade, Edgewater, NJ 2nd Floor Conference Room 7am, 1pm, 4pm and 7pm Please attend one of these important meetings If you have any
Members took action on safe staffing at Palisades Medical Center on Tuesday, February 21 after management failed to follow through on a commitment to create 134 new positions made to the union during the last cycle of negotiations.
Safe Staffing—Safe Work CE Class HPAE—Palisades, Local Number 5030 2 classes offered February 28th, 2018, 1:00pm to 2:30pm or 3:30pm to 5pm Homewood Suites 10 The Promenade, Edgewater Short staffing affects every aspect of healthcare worker and patient safety. Healthcare, the
Members of HPAE Local 5030’s Bargaining Committee met on Saturday to prepare for this Spring’s negotiations with Hackensack Meridian Health. They kicked off their session with a focus on team building and leadership roles and responsibilities, turning their attention to
Doctor residents working at Palisades Medical Center/Hackensack Meridian Health rallied yesterday at the hospital to demand a fair contract. HPAE Local 5030 Vice President Nancy Martell attended the rally and spoke out in support of the residents' demand for a
The new leadership of our local union held a Union Rep meeting this past weekend to provide education and training to our Reps and to help build a strong internal structure for our local.
An overwhelming majority of day shift members of HPAE Local 5030 signed a petition demanding that Hackensack UMC/Palisades respect workers’ rights and provide safe and secure parking at the facility.
Last night a dozen HPAE members and staff attended a public hearing on the affiliation of JFK Medical Center with Hackensack Meridian Health (HMH). If the merger goes through, HMH will own 15 hospitals in the state of New Jersey.
Local officers from HPAE Local 5030/Palisades Medical Center and Local 5629/Sunrise House attended the 2017 AFT Collective Bargaining Conference, which was held in Chicago on October 27 and 28.
The newly-elected Local 5030 officers held their first membership meetings yesterday. The turnout for the meetings was excellent, with over 100 members attending during the day.
The results of the Local 5030 officer elections have been finalized.
HPAE Local 5058 and Local 5138 current contracts with HMH expires on July 31st. Show your support for our sisters and brothers tomorrow by wearing the "HPAE United" button.
All four HPAE bargaining units at Palisades Medical Center overwhelmingly voted to ratify a 1 year contract agreement with Hackensack Meridian Health (HMH) which improves provides for a 2.25% wage increase and initiates meetings to discuss joint bargaining with other
A tentative agreement has been reached between healthcare workers represented by HPAE and administration at Palisades Medical Center (HMHPMC), now part of the Hackensack Meridian System.
HPAE LOCAL 5030:CONTRACT RATIFICATION AND MEMBERSHIP MEETING VOTE WILL BE TAKEN JUNE 14, 2017 A 7:30 am meeting will be held at the Homewood Suites @ 10 The Promenade, Edgewater, NJ Later meetings held will take place at the Palisades Medical
A federal mediator joined the negotiations on Tuesday to help find a path to a fair contract for our Union and HMH. Union members made our contract priorities clear at last Friday’s membership meeting, and our committee relayed the message.
Now that the contract expiration date of May 31 has passed and there is no settlement, we are working without a contract. What does that mean for us?
At Local 5030 membership meetings held on Friday, we sent a strong signal to Hackensack Meridian Health (HMH) that we're determined to achieve a good contract.
The contract expired at midnight last night, but we continue to bargain with HMH and we are now working without a contract. Please note: • You will still report to work and still receive your pay. • You will still
The presidents and members of Locals 5030, 5058, and 5138 went to Hackensack Meridian Health (HMH) corporate headquarters demanding to talk to corporate executives about the need for a fair contract.
The Local 5030 Negotiations Committee received strong support from the membership at today's bargaining session.
At the bargaining session yesterday, a large group of Housekeepers were there to support the Negotiations Committee and to let management know about their key issues.
HPAE Local 5030 began bargaining this week with Hackensack Meridian Health Palisades Medical Center for a new contract. The current contract expires on May 31st.
We have wrapped up our first week of bargaining. If you would like an update please use the following number to call in: 201-483-9916. Extension 169 is for English and extension 170 is for Spanish.
As we head into the last few weeks of contract negotiations with Hackensack Meridian Health, we've scheduled membership meetings for Monday, May 22, at the Homewood Suites, Edgewater City Place Shopping Center @ the Promenade.
Our union is offering RNs a CE workshop on staffing Wednesday, May 24th, 10 am to 1 pm, in the hospital auditorium. Lunch will be provided.
HPAE Local 5030/Palisades Medical Center began contract negotiations with Hackensack Meridian Health today. Meanwhile HPAE members at Local 5058/Jersey Shore Medical Center and Local 5138/Southern Ocean Medical Center are standing with Palisades members, United as HPAE @ Hackensack Meridian.
We encourage all Local 5030 members in the Housekeeping Department to attend a meeting on April 25, 1 pm and 4 pm, at the hospital cafeteria to provide an update on the contract negotiations and other issues relevant to staff
We have scheduled a meeting for April 18th (8 am, 1 pm, and 4 pm) at the Homewood Suites for RNs and LPNs to discuss the upcoming contract negotiations and improving staffing, ratios, floating, and other nurse-specific issues. All nurses
We're holding important membership meetings at the Homewood Suites on March 29th (7:30am, 1:30pm, 3:30pm, 5:30pm, & 7:30pm) as we move closer to contract negotiations with Hackensack Meridian.
HPAE locals at Palisades Medical Center, Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Southern Ocean Medical Center, and The Harborage - all owned by Hackensack Meridian Health - have initiated a petition campaign to highlight priority issues.
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.
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
With the merger of Meridian Health and Hackensack University Health Network drawing closer, leaders of the four HPAE locals who will be dealing with the new, mega health system met recently to discuss a united strategy for the merger
Palisades Medical Center and The Harborage are now officially part of the Hackensack Health System. Palisades Medical Center will be called HackensackUMC Palisades. HPAE has issued a press release on the merger, including the following comment from Local 5030 President Michele
From The Record HackensackUMC Palisades, as it will now be known, will become a fully owned part of the system that includes the flagship Hackensack University Medical Center, two jointly owned hospitals in Westwood and Montclair, and the affiliated Englewood
March 18, 2016 We’re holding a general membership meeting March 22 at the Homewood Suites, 10 The Promenade, Edgewater, NJ, which is right off River Road, next to the movie theater. The times of the meeting are 7:30am to 9:30am,
At a public hearing before the Office of the NJ Attorney General, held on December 3, Local 5030 VP Zahia Zhort spoke in support, with conditions, of the proposed affiliation agreement between Hackensack University Health Network (HUHN) and Palisades
Upcoming Events: May 28 – General Membership Meetings June 3 – Joint Training with Harborage Workers on the Hackensack/Palisades/Meridian Merger May 19, 2015 Local 5030 will be holding membership meetings on May 28 at the Homewood Suites Hotel. The agenda
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In This Local
- Summary of HPAE Tentative Agreement for1st Contract at Quest Diagnostics
- Economic Terms of HPAE Tentative Agreement at Quest Diagnostics
- Non-economic Terms of HPAE Tentative Agreement at Quest Diagnostics
- Critical Shift Pay MOA
- 12 Hour Shift MOA
- NJDOL Division of Unemployment Insurance
- Member Alert: PTO, Holiday Pay and Pay Adjustment errors
- Membership Application
- Local 5030 Officers & Reps
- Document a Problem, Connect With Your Local
- Local 5030 Contract Survey
- Palisades Paparazzi - October 2020
- Local 5030 RN and PRO Contract (June 1, 2018 to May 31, 2021)
- Local 5030 Technical and LPN Contract (2018 to 2021)
- Local 5030 Service Contract - English (2018 to 2021)
- Local 5030 Constitution and Bylaws
- Unsafe Staffing Form
- HPAE Retiree Medical Trust - Basic Information
- HPAE Grievance Form
Upcoming Events for Local 5030
No upcoming events at this time.