The union representing 450 nurses and other health professionals at Bergen New Bridge Medical Center has reached a three-year contract with the hospital’s new operators...
HPAE Local 5091 reached an agreement with the new operator at Bergen New Bridge Medical Center, who recognizes the strength of working collaboratively to improve patient care and working conditions.
Yesterday our membership ratified the new agreement with Bergen New Bridge by an overwhelming majority. Thanks to all who came out to vote. The contract takes effect on June 1st.
Our bargaining committee recommends a YES vote to ratify the agreement settled on May 15th with Bergen New Bridge Medical Center.
We had our eleventh negotiations session with management. The action was quick with a lot of productive discussion. Shortly after lunch we agreed on a MOA for a new, three-year contract!!
On January 26th, HPAE members came out for a training on handling grievances and representing their co-workers in disciplinary procedures.
Thursday, September 13th - Membership Meeting with special guest, Bergen County Executive James Tedesco
The Nominations/Election Committee announces that there are three (3) local officer positions that are up for election this year. They are President, Vice President Professionals and Secretary.
The nomination and elections for HPAE Convention delegates has concluded.
The Nominations/Election Committee announces that they are now accepting nominations to represent Local 5091 at this year’s HPAE State Convention.
The long-awaited "new day" for health care at Bergen County's public hospital arrived on Monday with new management and a new name for the 101-year-old facility on East Ridgewood Avenue.
Yesterday, Bergen County Executive, James Tedesco, announced that the for-profit managers of BRMC will be replaced by Care Plus and Integrity House with Rutgers University contracted to provide some clinical services.
Registered Nurses and Professional staff at Bergen Regional Medical Center (BRMC) after 19 years under the management of a for-profit corporation are pleased with County Executive’s decision to select Care Plus Bergen, a non-profit provider to take over the operation
The Local 5091 Workplace Violence Prevention Committee has issued a report on the status of their efforts and the results of a membership survey on workplace violence at Bergen Regional Medical Center (BRMC).
Bergen County officials signed on for another six months with the company that manages Bergen Regional Medical Center while they weigh several bids to take over operations and craft a long-term contract for the Paramus facility.
Yesterday, Thursday, December 8, the BCIA approved a contract with a new consultant that would manage the hospital after March 15, 2017 — if there is a need to have an interim manager.
On Friday, December 2, 2016 the bidding process for a new operator of BRMC officially closed. Bergen County has released the names of the applicants who have put forward their proposals on how they would operate our Medical Center. Below
Rutgers University Medical School and a consortium of five North Jersey hospitals are among the entities that submitted proposals Friday to manage Bergen Regional Medical Center, the state’s largest hospital.
A BRMC nurse who was brutally assaulted in 2015 by a patient known to be violent won a grievance case against the Paramus facility, which must cover some medical expenses and back pay, an arbitrator has ruled.
Bergen Regional Medical Center must pay for an employee's medical expenses after she was attacked by a patient and accused the hospital of failing to offer a safe work environment, an arbitrator has ruled.
An independent Arbitrator has ruled that BRMC violated the contract governing workplace safety and ordered the hospital to compensate an RN for severe injuries she suffered following an assault two years ago.
HPAE participated in a community forum organized by Bergen Grass Roots Monday night at the Teaneck Public Libary to discuss the crucial decisions the Bergen County government will soon be making about the future of BRMC.
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.
In testimony given to the BCIA today, health and safety expert Jonathan Rosen identified some key omissions in a report prepared by Joint Commission Resources BRMC's workplace violence prevention program.
Gov. Christie gave the final green light Wednesday to creating an oversight committee for the state's largest hospital, Bergen Regional Medical Center.
Bergen County began its request for proposals for new management of the Bergen Regional Medical Center on Monday. The county is offering less than two months for submission of proposals, which are due by Oct. 19.
HPAE Local 5091 officers attended a Bergen County Freeholders' meeting last night to deliver hundreds of signatures on a petition calling on the freeholders to set strong standards in choosing a new operator at their hospital, Bergen Regional Medical Center.
By very strong majorities the members of both the RN and non-nursing bargaining units of Local 5091 have voted to participate in the HPAE Retiree Medical Trust.
Pattern of assaults at Bergen Regional Medical Center has sparked concern among state legislative leaders, healthcare advocates, union officials.
At membership meetings held today, we discussed the upcoming vote on whether the local will participate in the HPAE Retiree Medical Trust. HPAE Staff Rep Mike Slott presented information about HPAE's retiree medical reimbursement plan and the voting process.
In late July and early August, there will be an election to determine whether full-time and part-time employees in the RN and non-nursing professional bargaining units will participate in the HPAE Retiree Medical Trust.
HPAE President Ann Twomey testified today before the Senate Health Committee in support of S.2361, a bill which authorizes Bergen County to establish a county hospital authority to oversee Bergen Regional Medical Center. Read Ann’s full testimony to the
Local 5091 members overwhelmingly approved a 3 year contract at membership meetings held yesterday. The contract includes across the board wage and step increases amounting to over 9% during the term of the contract. In addition, we gained improved language
Yesterday, two HPAE locals reached contract settlements. Local 5091, which represents RNs and non-nursing professionals at Bergen Regional Medical Center (BRMC), resolved the remaining issues with management to achieve an agreement for a 3 year contract. Nurses employed by
New Jersey health officials only have records for five of the eight alleged cases of workplace violence inside Bergen Regional Medical Center that were detailed in a federal report, the acting health commissioner told lawmakers on Monday. Acting state Health
From The Record Bergen County Executive James Tedesco called Wednesday for sweeping action to stem the violence at Bergen Regional Medical Center, including assigning more police to the facility, ordering the hospital to hire consultants to assess safety and patient
With two weeks left before our contract expires, management has added insult to injury by proposing to double the cost of our contributions for health insurance while refusing to invest in health and safety. Come to one of the
In 2013, a 6-year-old girl in the juvenile psychiatric ward at Bergen Regional Medical Center was sexually accosted by a young boy who was also a patient, according to a lawsuit filed by the girl’s mother. The following year,
I am pleased to see Bergen County is committed to finding an operator who will deliver quality patient care, maintain and expand patient services and honor existing contract agreements with all labor unions and maintain jobs in our community. We
With their contract expiring in less than a month, over 60 members of HPAE Local 5091 attended a legislative breakfast yesterday with state legislators to discuss the current contract negotiations with Bergen Regional Medical Center (BRMC) and the future
For immediate release: March 30, 2016 For more information contact: Jeanne Otersen 201-262-5005 or cell 201-280-9279 Less than one year before the expiration of the County lease with Bergen Regional Medical Center, the union representing 500 nurses and health
Local 5091, which represents RNs, social workers, and other professional staff at Bergen Regional Medical Center (BRMC) is putting together a strong contract campaign to achieve a good contract in upcoming negotiations. The bargaining this year is particularly important, as
Our local is sponsoring an Education Day on March 10, 4 pm, at the hospital auditorium. The two topics are “Using Social Media in Health Care:Don’t Cross the Line!” (2.0 Contact hours will be awarded) and “HIPAA Happenings: What’s
10 Ways to Correct Privatization’s Mistakes at Bergen Regional Medical Center Ann Twomey, President, HPAE February 26, 2016 Over and over, privatization schemes in New Jersey have failed consumers, workers, and taxpayers alike, often raising costs and diminishing services for
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In This Local
- Local 5091 Officer and Rep List
- Memo: new manager's assurance of employment as of October 1
- Solidarity Pipeline newsletter - December 2018
- Local 5091 Contract (2016 to 2019)
- Local 5091 Constitution and Bylaws
- HPAE Grievance Form
- HPAE Retiree Medical Trust - Basic Information
- Local 5091 Officer Election Nomination Form