This is a victory for our union members, who stood up to HMH's attempts to undermine their union rights. Bargaining is a protected right under labor law, which a Judge and the NLRB have affirmed.
A Jersey Shore union survey shows that nurses at Hackensack Meridian Jersey Shore University Medical Center lack trust in their management.
More than half the union nurses at a New Jersey hospital wouldn’t feel safe being treated at their own facility. An overwhelming majority said the hospital is not a good place to work.
Jersey Shore University Medical Center unionized RNs discussing working conditions, staffing levels and patient safety in the survey, reported feeling management did not support their efforts and that they do not feel respected or protected in the workplace.
We continue to wait for a complete proposal on wages, despite the hospital making over a billion dollars in profits during the past two years on the backs of our hard work
After five days of negotiations, we finally received a starting wage proposal from HMH that they acknowledge is not on par with other hospitals in the system.
Nurses across New Jersey were walloped when the pandemic arrived, swept up in a vortex of death and trauma and grief. Witnessing death is part of the job.
Bargaining Update July 29, 2022 In these negotiations with Hackensack Meridian Health (HMH), our message to the employer is Respect Us. Protect Us, Support Us. As negotiations progress, we will provide regular updates. Our strength is all of us standing
Hackensack Meridian Health has pushed back the planned shutdown of its decades-old onsite child care program for employees by three months after fierce criticism from staff and a union representing health care workers. READ MORE
Hackensack Meridian Health, under fire from employees and the community, will delay closing its child care centers until the end of the year, giving parents a three-month reprieve to find alternatives, the company said Tuesday. READ MORE
As we begin early negotiations with Hackensack Meridian Health (HMH), our message to the employer is Respect Us. Protect Us, Support Us. Over the last two years HMH has profited off our work, while too many of us have suffered.
Emerson, NJ— Jersey Shore University Medical Center (JSUMC) nurses and healthcare workers have relied on the childcare center at their hospital for decades. Now, Hackensack Meridian Health, the corporation that owns JSUMC, will close the center on September 30, 2022, leaving
Your opinion is very important to creating our demands when we bargain with Hackensack Meridian Health. Our negotiations will begin in the Winter of 2022.
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On April 14, 2022, we reached out to HMH. We continue having open discussions regarding a pay raise adjustment that would be fair to all members.
Management offered the same 3% across the board that non-union employees will receive; they proposed this to replace our guaranteed contractual 2.25% merit increase.
HPAE member Adam Witt, a registered nurse and former president of HPAE Local 5058, was terminated by Hackensack Meridian Health (HMH) at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in March of 2020 and his picture was posted at security entrances
We are currently bargaining with HMHN over a Retention Bonus on behalf of Unionized Nurses and Nurse Educators in the OR, Ambulatory Surgery(JS) and Cardiac Surgery Admin (JS) at SOMC and JSUMC.
Our Union has bargained for and agreed to an ED retention bonus at Jersey Shore University, Southern Ocean and at Palisades Medical Centers.
The Nominations/Election Committee announces that the following members will serve as delegates for HPAE Local 5058 at this year’s HPAE State Convention.
We are bargaining over the effects of the COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination issued by Hackensack Meridian Health. We support voluntary vaccination and regular testing of all members and patients. OUR MEMBERS ARE GETTING VACCINATED: Harborage: 73% Jersey Shore University Medical Center
The Union was notified yesterday that effective October 1, 2021, HMH will require all team members, physicians, volunteers, vendors, and consultants to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
On Tuesday, HMH informed us that they are going to give our members merit increases based on a performance evaluation scale that we did not negotiate.
Adam Witt, a union leader and nurse at Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune, was fired in April 2020. He is fighting to get his job back. The flyers were posted at the hospital’s security stations, warning guards to
HMH continues to violate your rights provided for in our contract. Ignoring the contract’s plain language, "to sunset the extra shift and critical shift differentials"… is the latest example.
The Nominations/Election Committee announces that there are eight officer positions that are up for election this year. The officer positions are President, seven Vice Presidents as well as Unit Representatives.
Federal agents and others have seized more than 11 million counterfeit masks, including the N95 masks used in hospitals. What are some indicators of a fake mask?
U.S. workplace safety regulators have announced more than $4 million in penalties on more than 300 employers they say put workers at risk during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Thousands of counterfeit 3M respirators have slipped past U.S. investigators in recent months, making it to the cheeks and chins of health care workers and perplexing experts who say their quality is not vastly inferior to the real thing.
The scope of staff sickness, absence and deaths at New Jersey hospitals due to COVID-19 remains unknown nine months into the pandemic, despite concerns that a reduced workforce may hamper the hospitals’ ability to absorb a rising wave of sick patients.
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.
The state reported 3,207 new cases Saturday — the highest number of daily positive tests since April 27, around the peak of the initial outbreak — and 1,392 hospitalizations, the most since June 11.
More than 1,000 housekeepers, technicians and other service workers at Jersey Shore University Medical Center will wrap up voting this week in an election to decide whether to join a labor union.
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.
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.
Jersey Shore University Medical Center nurses will get at least a 3% raise and will be included in pandemic planning after agreeing to a new contract with the hospital's parent company, Hackensack Meridian Health, the nurses union said
Jersey Shore University Medical Center unionized Nurses have ratified a collective bargaining agreement which provides nurses a seat at the table during the current COVID-19 pandemic outbreak and any future pandemic outbreaks.
Jersey Shore University Medical Center unionized Nurses reached a tentative agreement on Tuesday. Notable improvements include an improved presence in nurse involvement for pandemic planning and response and increases in wages.
Jersey Shore University Medical Center unionized Nurses held an informational picket today to protest lack of progress and retrogressive policy proposals by Hackensack Meridian Health (HMH) in their contract negotiations.
More than 1,500 nurses from two New Jersey hospitals say they’ve been “pushed to the limit” Thursday after failing to make progress in contract negotiations with Hackensack Meridian Health.
After a slow negotiation process, we put in our ten day notice for an informational picket in front of the hospital on Monday June 22nd from 7:30am to 9:30am and 5:00 pm to 8:00pm.
Nurses at Southern Ocean and Jersey Shore University Medical Centers will hold informational pickets to protest lack of progress in bargaining new contract with Hackensack Meridian Health.
We came to a mutual agreement to extend the Union contract to June 15th, at 7am. This means the both sides will continue to work toward a tentative agreement and the contract is in full effect.
Our HPAE bargaining committee met with HMH management on May 27. After an initial review of the contract side letters at 9:30am, we waited until 5:51pm for HMH to come back with their economic proposals.
As the coronavirus pandemic continues to burden the healthcare system, a union representing 1,500 nurses at two shore hospitals took the first step Friday toward authorizing a strike should contract negotiations with Hackensack Meridian Health fail.
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.
We are working toward getting an agreement by 7am on May 31 that includes winning improvements in staffing, health and safety, and accountability for HMH on payroll/PTO/LOA and wages.
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.
The HPAE Local 5058 Executive Board invites you to join us for a teleconference on May 18th at 8am, 4pm, 8pm. This is a membership meeting with updates and a chance to ask questions.
Day 6 of bargaining. HMH responded to many of our proposals by rejecting everything related to health and safety, workplace violence, staffing, transition and oversight, and the pandemic.
In preparation for both parties’ proposals on wages, including a market rate adjustment, HMH is sending you a survey to capture your years of experience as an RN, including any international RN experience.
HPAE filed charges against NJ’s largest health system during 2018 contract negotiations for failure to bargain in good faith.
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) decided in our favor on a case going back to the 2018 contract campaign.
The Employer has not responded to the proposals we made in the previous sessions. HMH states they will have all of their non-economic proposals ready for us on Monday.
Today was the first day of negotiations.
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.
“Mr. Witt is not allowed on property at JSUMC,” the writing said, beneath a picture of him looking tired and pained. “If he is seen on property please contact your supervisor immediately.”
For those needing help during this crisis, please reach out through HMH Life Solutions (Employee Assistance Program) @ (866) 379-0244. Use company ID HMHEAP.
They will take your information and triage it to the right people at HMH. The hotline is for questions pertaining to testing, quarantines, exposure, PPE and leave of absence requirements.
Attend Information Workshops to learn about our rights on the job and being an active Union member, contract negotiations with HMH and our right to representation.
The following are general areas of proposals that we are going to make at bargaining this year. Members are the key to fighting for and improving our collective bargaining agreement (contract). Let’s work together to win the best contract possible.
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.
Payroll is a continuing issue for all employees at Hackensack Meridian facilities.
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.
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.
We have been working with management and the Department of Labor to raise your concerns about payroll.
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.
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.
They will take office May 1, 2019 and term runs through April 31, 2021. Thank you to all the outgoing officers and congratulations to the new officers.
The Nominations/Election Committee announces that there are eight officer positions that are up for election this year. The officer positions are President, seven Vice Presidents as well as Unit Representatives.
Wednesday, March 6, 2019, West Grove United Methodist Church, 102 Walnut Street, Neptune NJ 07753
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.
Nurses from two Hackensack Meridian Health hospitals ratified a 22-month contract that includes a pledge to hire more nurses, satisfying what their union said was their biggest concern.
On Thursday, December 13, 2018, Registered Nurses with the Health Professionals and Allied Employees (HPAE), at Jersey Shore University Medical Center (JSUMC) and Southern Ocean Medical Center (SOMC), ratified new 22-month contracts with Hackensack-Meridian Health.
On Thursday, December 13th, nurses from Southern Ocean Medical Center and Jersey Shore University Medical Center overwhelmingly ratified new contracts running through May 31, 2020. This victory is the result of the hard work from union caregivers across our union
Nurses from Jersey Shore University Medical Center and Southern Ocean Medical Center have reached a tentative deal on a new contract, union officials said Thursday night.
Nearly 2,500 nurses and health professionals across the health system bargained with HMH administration since late spring.
Our local bargaining committee is pleased to announce we have reached a tentative agreement for a new contract with HMH, which must be ratified by the membership.
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.
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.
On Sunday, union nurses picketed again in Neptune, showing strength and resolve in our fight for a contract we’ll be proud to ratify.
Informational Pickets Planned outside of Hackensack Meridian
We’re fighting as a union for safe staffing levels for our community and quality benefits like insurance and time off for our families.
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.
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
Help us spread the message through social media. On Facebook: use the tags – @HPAELocal5058RNs, @HPAE.AFT, @HackensackMeridianHealth, Here’s the message: I support the HPAE caregivers standing up for patient care! #PatientsOverProfit #FairContractNow patientsoverprofit.org On Twitter: Tag: @HPAEAFT, @HPAE5058, @HMHNJ. Here’s
In the face of management's stall tactics, bad faith bargaining and take-back proposals in negotiations with our union, our local bargaining committee has called for...
As HMH continues to stall at the bargaining table in an attempt to wear down our negotiating committees with unreasonable and unsafe proposals, we, the members, are taking our message to the public.
As of 7:00 AM on July 31, the contracts expired for two more HPAE locals currently in bargaining with Hackensack Meridian Health (HMH).
After weeks of delays, management goes to bed while our contract expires.
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.
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.
Nurses from our hospitals were joined in bargaining by HPAE members from Palisades in Hudson County.
Raise The Bar For Patients: Management Slows Down As Nurses Mobilize To Attend Bargaining
Hundreds of union and community members rallied on June 27th to demonstrate our common goal: Put patient health before corporate wealth. On July 2-3, our Local 5058 and 5138 committee discussed raising standards for workers and patients in our hospitals
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
Local 5058 Says, “Button Up For A Fair Contract!” Beginning on June 1st, and carrying on through the month, members from Local 5058 are sending unity photos of departments buttoning up for a fair contract to be posted on our social
Bargaining is underway as we stand together for our patients! We return to the bargaining table tomorrow.
Everyone deserves a day off! Hackensack Meridian continues to unreasonably deny members the time off we earn and has not provided information necessary for pursuing our grievance.
Members from Local 5030 told stories to the health system’s bargaining team about staffing problems at Palisades that could put healthcare workers and our patients at risk every day.
The Nurses and Health Professionals at Hackensack Meridian Health are demanding that large corporation put patient care before corporate wealth.
HPAE and the Coalition for Patient Rights and Safe Staffing celebrated Nurses’ Week at a Town Hall event on “Patient Safety and Safe Staffing in Healthcare.” Safe staffing levels continue to be the most important issue for healthcare professionals.
Location: First Aid Squad 97 W Sylvan Ave Neptune City, NJ Registration and Breakfast beginning at 8:15 am 9: 00 am -10:30 am workshop Social Determinants of Health and Impact on Care Renee Koubiadis, MSW Executive Director, Anti-Poverty Network of
Local 5058's New Nurse Caucus held two well-attended “Know Your Rights” workshops this Monday. The caucus members learned about the practical applications of using our legal rights under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), as well as our "Weingarten Rights,"
A growing number of issues related to receiving reimbursements for conference and certification costs have come to light. Membership also reports changes to the brands of supplies and materials used to deliver patient care are making jobs harder and patient
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.
Members leaders of Local 5058 kicked off the “New Nurse Caucus” at a meeting on Tuesday, September 12th and unanimously adopted a mission statement.
We've prepared a special update for members regarding the recent contract settlement with HMH, as well as class action grievances concerning health insurance, prescription drugs, and the market rate adjustments.
Nurses at Hackensack Meridian Health (HMH) hospitals represented by HPAE voted on Wednesday to approve a one-year contract.
After nearly two months of negotiations that extended beyond the contract deadline of July 31, a tentative agreement has been reached between nurses represented by HPAE and Hackensack Meridian System.
After nurses voted last week to authorize strikes at two Hackensack Meridian Health (HMH) hospitals, the nurses called in a federal mediator to join bargaining this week. The authorization allows the negotiating committees for the nurses to send to HMH
Local 5058 members were forced to take a strike vote on Thursday, 7/20 after HMH refuses to agree to the union’s reasonable proposals that put patients first.
Nurses bargaining for a new contract with their current employer, Hackensack Meridian Health (HMH) voted at the end of last week to authorize their bargaining committee to conduct a strike or another form of concerted activity if they are unable
In negotiations on Monday, July 17th, our local bargaining committees were joined by 50+ nurses from JSUMC and SOMC to discuss issues members have experienced using the employer's health insurance plan.
Nearly 1,500 nurses represented by HPAE at Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune and Southern Ocean Medical Center in Manahawkin are negotiating for a contract that protects patients, healthcare workers and their communities at each HMH facility.
On Monday July 10th, 60+ HPAE members joined the Local 5058 and 5138 bargaining committees to demand safe staffing.
As contract negotiations get underway, HPAE Local 5058 RNs at Jersey University Medical Center/Hackensack Meridian Health were out in the community yesterday to talk to community residents.
Nearly 1,500 nurses represented by HPAE, NJ’s largest healthcare union, at Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune and Southern Ocean Medical Center in Manahawkin, began negotiations with Hackensack Meridian Health (HMH) on Wednesday, June 21.
HPAE locals are standing united with the community for patient safety and safe staffing levels at all Hackensack Meridan Health (HMH) hospitals. We are also fighting for improved access to healthcare providers, limits on rising out of pocket medical costs,
HPAE locals are standing united with the community for patient safety and safe staffing levels at all Hackensack Meridan Health (HMH) hospitals.
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.
HPAE Local 5058 members joined with community members served by Hackensack Meridian, members of CWA Local 1037, and NJCU to hold a Speak Out last night near the hospital to build solidarity in the fight against corporate healthcare.
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.
Federal Judge Michael Shipp supported HPAE's position and ruled that an arbitrator's decision to reinstate a terminated employee at Jersey Shore University Medical Center was valid and based on ample evidence. The judge ordered Hackensack Meridian Health to comply with
Local 5058 held its annual Membership Retreat yesterday. In addition to updating Reps and members on the upcoming negotiations, we had CE workshops which provided a total of 5.0 contact hours to the attendees.
Local 5058 members and officers distributed flyers today in front of the hospital to put the spotlight on an issue affecting our members and the community: medical debt.
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.
Rita Hrscko, a former President of Local 5058/Jersey Shore University Medical Center and a long-time HPAE union activist, is retiring after a nursing career that has spanned 40 years.
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.
Over 200 HPAE leaders, members, staff, and guests came together at the HPAE convention to discuss the challenges that we face from the corporatization of health care and how we, as a union, can best respond.
Members of HPAE Local 5058 spoke before the Neptune Township Committee yesterday about the negative impact of medical debt on our members and the community.
Two upcoming events highlight our fight for good health insurance. On Sept. 12, we will be introducing a health insurance resolution at the Neptune Town Council. And on Sept. 22, HPAE and NJ Hedge Clippers are sponsoring a forum on
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
We have filed two class action grievances against Meridian regarding management’s violation of the contract regarding health insurance and market rate adjustments. On March 3, we met with Sherrie String, Senior VP for Human Resources. She has denied both
Last week, HPAE member Marty Marino represented Local 5058 at the NJ New Voices community forum in Asbury Park. The forum brought together over 70 Asbury Park residents, community groups, and journalists to share and collaborate on community issues including
Continuing an annual tradition, Localo 5058 joined with thousands of other people to take part in the 43rd annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration in Belmar, NJ. Local 5058 members had some canine companionship as they walked the parade route.
More than 800 Registered Nurses from Local 5058/Jersey Shore University Medical Center and Local 5138/Southern Ocean Medical Center have joined together in a class action grievance and mass petition that calls on Meridian Health to restore health benefits as
Local 5058 members voted overwhelmingly yesterday to ratify a new collective bargaining agreement with Meridian Health. At the same time, Local 5138 members at Southern Ocean Medical Center voted in favor of their settlement with Meridian. The contracts, which
Members Ratify Contract Settlement November 3, 2015 Local 5058 members voted overwhelmingly yesterday to ratify a new collective bargaining agreement with Meridian Health. At the same time, Local 5138 members at Southern Ocean Medical Center voted in favor of their
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In This Local
- Employer Proposals, July 30, 2022
- Local 5058 Proposals Presented to HMH - Jersey Shore University Medical Center, July 27, 2022
- Member Alert on the HMH proposed raise
- Petition For A Fair Raise and Retention Bonus at HMH
- Local 5058 2021 Meetings & Trainings
- Local 5058 Workers' Compensation Resources
- Report Floating Form
- Membership Application
- The Beacon Newsletter - June 2019
- Local 5058 Contract (July 12, 2020 to January 30, 2023)
- Local 5058 Constitution and Bylaws
- Local 5058 Grievance Process
- Local 5058 Grievance Form
- Monmouth and Ocean County Scholarship Fund
- HPAE Retiree Medical Trust - Basic Information
- NJDOL Division of Unemployment Insurance