Welcome to Local 5103

Local 5103 represents Registered Nurses and Technical Staff at the Penn-Jersey Region of the American Red Cross, whose main facility is in Philadelphia, PA.


Local 5103 ballots have been mailed out
Aug 20 2019

Ballots for Local 5103 Officer Elections have been mailed out. Only members of the Technical Unit will receive ballots since only the Co-President of Technical Unit position is contested.

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Aug 14 2019

Local 5103 Officer nomination have closed.  The following candidates have been nominated and accepted. Co-President RN – Judy Merkowsky Co-President Technical – Renee Conyers and Timothy Posser Three Vice Presidents Dawn Jordan Lisa Scaramuzzo Lecora Denise Shorter The only position

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Local 5103 Officer Nomination Form
Jul 19 2019

The Nominations/Election Committee announces that there are five Local 5103 officer positions that are up for election this year.  Nominations for these positions are currently being accepted by the nomination committee. 

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ARC National Bargaining News: July 2018
Jul 26 2018

As we reported in the last national bargaining update, the Union Coalition made a comprehensive economic counter-proposal to the American Red Cross at our last national bargaining session, June 19-21.

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ARC National Bargaining Report, May 14, 2018
May 21 2018

  Union Members Present Proposals Bargaining team members from the Coalition of Red Cross Unions presented proposals to American Red Cross management to improve worker and donor safety, improve worker retention, decrease workforce turnover, and improve employees’ work-life balance. By

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Local 5103 Election Results
Nov 29 2017

The Local 5103 Nomination and Election Committee, working with the American Arbitration Association, has completed Local 5103 Officer Elections. The final results are listed below. Candidates will officially take office December 15, 2017. Technical President Renee Conyers 3 Vice Presidents

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American Red Cross Negotiations Update, November 13 2017
Nov 13 2017

Hello Brothers and Sisters! We are currently in talks with the region on several topics: Cross Training Market Adjustment Performance Improvement Plan (PIP) Guaranteed Hours Pay Cross Training We continue to talk, and we are working to reach an agreement

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The HPAE Local 5103 officer election is underway
Nov 07 2017

The election is being overseen by the American Arbitration Association (AAA). Ballots were mailed to all members in good standing on October 31, 2017. The deadline for receipt of ballots is Monday, November 27, 2017, to be counted.

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HPAE Local 5103 Election Results
Sep 11 2017

The official results of the HPAE Local 5103 Officer Election have been tabulated by our Nomination and Election Committee and were certified by the committee on September 8, 2017 Click here for the election results. Congratulations to all the winners.

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American Red Cross Joint Leadership Meeting Update
Aug 31 2017

This week we met with management for our National Joint Leadership meeting (JLT) and we also had our National Labor Management meeting. At our JLT meeting management realized they need input from front line staff to make their business run

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Volunteers for a Christmas Day Drive?
Nov 04 2016

Hello Brothers and Sisters, There will be a bid sheet coming out for Christmas Day. If you would like to work please sign up. The run is in Union New Jersey and it is a 9-2. NO ONE will be

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National Contract Has Been Ratified
Oct 06 2015

  Members of eight national unions representing 4,000 ARC employees have voted overwhelmingly to ratify a national agreement with the Red Cross. This is the first time that ARC union members have come together to achieve a contract that builds

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Local 5103 Members Ratify National Tentative Agreement
Aug 24 2015

  Last night, Local 5103 members voted overwhelmingly to ratify a National Tentative Agreement that was negotiated between the National ARC Biomedical Services Division and eight labor unions representing ARC healthcare workers across the country. The other unions in the

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Members to Vote on National Tentative Agreement
Aug 17 2015

  A membership meeting to discuss and vote on the National Tentative Agreement with American Red Cross will be held next Sunday, 4 pm, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, in Cherry Hill, NJ. The agreement includes wage increases, an improved

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About Local 5103

HPAE Local 5103 was organized in 1996 and we achieved our first contract with the Penn-Jersey Region of the American Red Cross in May 1997. We represent the following job titles at the Region’s Donor Services Division:

  • Collections: Donor Collections Assistant (DCA), Auditors, Pheresis DCAs
  • Production Planning: Scheduling Specialists, Administrative Assistants, Position Control Coordinator
  • Professional: Registered Nurses