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.
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.
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.
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.
The Local 5097 Nomination and Election Committee has completed Local 5097 2019 Officer Elections. The committee cast vote for the slate since it was uncontested.
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.
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 Nominations/Election Committee announces that there are three local 5097 officer positions that are up for election this year. Nominations for these positions are currently being accepted by the nomination committee.
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.
This is an update to make sure all members are aware that the new CBA Articles listed below will not be implemented until April 1st of this year.
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.
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.
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.
Nursing home workers at The Harborage, Hackensack Meridian Health’s long-term care facility in North Bergen, ratified a new three-year labor contract, according to statement issued late Wednesday by HMH.
Nursing Home Workers reach a tentative agreement with Hackensack Meridian, hospital colleagues continue bargaining against NJ’s wealthiest non-profit healthcare corporation
Tuesday, September 18, 2018, 7AM, 1PM, 5PM
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.
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.
The Nominations/Election Committee announces that they are now accepting nominations to represent Local 5097 at this year’s HPAE State Convention. An explanation of the convention can be found below and the procedure for nominations below that. You may nominate other
Tuesday July 17, 2018, Homewood Suites
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
Membership meeting for contract update and a possible vote for concerted activity
Management seems to prefer a promise, wink, and crossed fingers over actual ratios in the contract to improve staffing so they won’t be held accountable when their staffing levels are unsafe.
Our HPAE Local 5097 Bargaining Committee held our fourth bargaining session with Hackensack Meridian Health (HMH) on Monday, fighting for quality, safety, and fairness at the Harborage.
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 HPAE Local 5097 Bargaining Committee held our third negotiating session with management yesterday (5/21/18), and continues fighting for quality and safety at the Harborage.
MEMBER UPDATE #2 – May 18, 2018 Our HPAE Local 5097 Bargaining Committee had our second negotiation meeting with management yesterday (5/17/18). Management sent us a message with today’s proposals: they want to take away our hard-fought rights as union
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
Our local will be holding a membership meeting on Wednesday, December 6. There are two meeting times: 5 am to 6:30 am, and 2 pm to 4:30 pm. We encourage all members to attend one of these meetings.
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.
This week we lost a sister, Louisa Valdes, who dedicated 26 years of her life to caring for those in need of medical care.
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.
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
Thats all, folks - no more news!
In This Local
- Membership Application
- Local 5097 Officer and Rep List
- Harborage Reporter - December 2019
- Local 5097 Contract - English (2018 to 2021)
- Local 5097 Contract - Spanish (2018 TO 2021)
- Local 5097 Constitution and Bylaws
- Local 5097 Officer Election Nomination Form
- NLRB Direct Dealing Order, April 29, 2020
Upcoming Events for Local 5097
No upcoming events at this time.