We appreciate everyone who took the time to fill out our post ratification survey, and we were especially thrilled that 50 members signed up to serve as reps and committee members!
Although we were able to secure some important wins in our recent contract, we did have more NO votes than in previous contract Ratification votes.
This is a reminder that we will be holding our Contract Ratification meeting this Monday, June 5th. The meetings will be held virtually at 8am and 4:30pm, and both virtually and in person at 8pm.
We are happy to announce that we have reached a Tentative Agreement on a contract with the Hospital. We believe that this agreement is a significant win that speaks to our key priorities of Staffing, Wages and Health and Safety...
Yesterday, we were able to make substantial progress on some key issues. We have tentative agreements on improved health and safety and staff development language. We were also able to beat back a vast majority of their regressive changes to
Yesterday, Our Per Diem nurses had a great turn out to voice their concerns and push back on the Employers proposed changes to the per-diem program! Thank you for the great turnout!
At yesterday's Virtual bargaining session, we did make progress on secondary issues, but management is not showing any willingness to move off of their Clinical grouping language and per diem language...
We are happy to announce that you all voted nearly unanimously to authorize our committee to give a 10-day notice for concerted activity!
We are asking each member to vote to authorize our committee to call for concerted action up to and including a strike.
Our local sent a powerful message to the Hospital that we are willing to do what it takes to fight for our patients. We had over 25 cars participate in a car caravan with our massive safe staffing billboard on
We want to truly thank the nurses from the surgical service clinical groupings (PACU, SPA, OR and MASC), ICU, 2N, MBU, and LD who came out to the breakout sessions to speak to the employer's' proposed changes to their clinical
We need to send a strong message that we are united as we fight for our priorities of safe staffing/ratios, health and safety and retention and recruitment of nurses
In our bargaining session with Virtua yesterday, the Hospital continued to push proposals that force us to do more with less.
HPAE Nurses Leaflet at Hospitals Across New Jersey, Building Momentum to Next Month’s Rally in Trenton for Safe Staffing Frontline healthcare workers will gather at NJ State Capitol on Thursday, May 11, 2023 to urge lawmakers to mandate enforceable staffing
In our bargaining session with Virtua yesterday, it was very clear that that the hospital has very different priorities than we do.
On Wednesday, March 29, our committee met with the employer for our first negotiations session. We presented our initial non-economic proposals and answered some clarifying questions from management.
General Membership Meeting March 13th : In person sessions 8AM and 8PM & Virtual Session 430pm
This is a reminder to all members to please complete the bargaining survey. We are extending the deadline to this Friday, December 16th. Here’s the link for the survey, and there are QR codes posted on our Union bulletin boards.
On Dec 2nd, our Local Executive Board will be spending time in the Cafeteria to answer questions about our upcoming contract negotiations or anything else you’d like to discuss.
The Nominations/Election Committee announces that the following members have been elected as officers for Local 5105. It is an uncontested election and the committee has cast one vote on behalf of the slate.
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.
The Nominations/Election Committee announces that there are four (4) Local 5105 officer positions that are up for election this year. Nominations for these positions are currently being accepted by the nomination committee. POSITIONS: President Vice President of Hospital Treasurer/Secretary
Violence in our facilities has been exacerbated during the pandemic. In 2008, a law in NJ was passed outlining measures that are to be taken to reduce violent episodes and protect staff and patients.
Virtua is desperate to attract new nurses! It's no wonder, with record-high RN vacancies throughout the hospital and a shrinking number of nurses willing to work short-staffed at the bedside.
The Nominations/Election Committee announces that they are now accepting nominations to represent Local 5105 at this year’s AFT National Convention. This year’s convention will be held at Boston Convention Center and Exhibition Center in Boston, Massachusetts, July 12th – 17th,
Virtua Memorial Hospital’s unionized Nurses have overwhelmingly ratified new, higher wages for the third year of the collective bargaining agreement they settled two years ago.
The "Yes" vote was over 80% to ratify our wage package for 2022. The wage reopener proved to be successful because we were able to secure a significantly larger wage increase, market rate adjustment and additional steps.
On February 17th, 2022, the Local 5105 Negotiating Committee and Virtua reached a Tentative Agreement on the 2022 wage increases.
When I can get out and run my errands, I see people who aren’t taking precautions to protect themselves, and it’s frustrating because, inside the hospitals, health professionals are in crisis mode.
Hospitals are struggling to keep up staffing levels amid recent spikes in COVID-19-related hospitalizations and an exodus of nurses and other health care workers.
The South Jersey health care system Virtua Health says 120 staff members “exited” employment after refusing to obey a COVID-19 vaccination mandate. Virtua joins RWJ Barnabas, which fired 118 staffers across dozens of facilities Monday
As many of you know, we are facing a severe nationwide nursing shortage that has prompted our employer to propose hiring bonuses in specialty areas: the ED, Cath Lab and OR.
The Nominations/Election Committee announces that the following members will serve as delegates for HPAE Local 5105 at this year’s HPAE State Convention.
Co-Provided by AFT & HPAE Join us for the HPAE Local 5105 in-person for our Education Dinner and get paid for your time and get Contact Hours!! Tuesday, September 14, 2021 Moose Lodge 737 853 Woodlane Road Mount Holly, NJ
The Nominations/Election Committee announces that they are now accepting nominations to represent Local 5105 at this year’s HPAE State Convention.
More than 200 Paramedics, EMTs, Dispatchers, Communicators and RNs want to ensure Virtua fulfills its obligations to Burlington and Camden counties and they want to have a voice so they could advocate for improved patient care and healthcare outcomes for
HPAE Organizing Committees of Nurses and Service Workers at Virtua Willingboro have filed petitions with the National Labor Relations Board for union representation elections at Virtua Willingboro Hospital.
Long before sick and dying COVID-19 patients inundated New Jersey’s hospitals, it was common for nurses in certain units — such as emergency departments — to miss breaks or even skip using the bathroom on their 12-hour shifts.
Refer to this page for Local 5105 Virtua meeting updates
We received an email at 6pm on Friday, November 13th stating that, in the new CORONA VIRUS Update #68, they were announcing a change to the quarantine guidelines.
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.
Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli says complaint by union is under investigation
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.
Nurses overwhelming approve contract that enhances pay, health and safety and gives 850 unionized nurses a seat at the table in preparing for and addressing future disease outbreaks.
AAA, the American Arbitration Association, will be conducting our Ratification vote. The emailing of voting instructions and Personal Identification Numbers (“PINs”) will take place on Thursday, September 3, 2020 at 6:00 A.M.
RSVP -Local 5105 General Membership Meeting
The Nominations/Election Committee announces that there are four local 5105 officer positions that are up for election this year. Nominations for these positions are currently being accepted by the nomination committee.
Due to the ongoing pandemic, we will be holding a virtual (conference call) membership meeting on Wednesday, July 8 at 8 PM. Please fill out the registration form below to receive instructions on how you can dial in to the
Virtua Executive Vice President and COO John Matsinger responded that the complaint was “not true” and that the masks in-question were federally approved and...
We have executed an agreement with Virtua to extend the contract until at least August 31, 2020 with the ability to further extend the contract on a month to month basis if the situation warrants such extension.
As nurses, we have an interest in the future of our health system and the impact this merger between Virtua and Lourdes will have on our community.
The hearing was held at Willingboro’s Kennedy Center and featured testimony from more than a dozen residents and stakeholders on the proposal. A second hearing was also held in the afternoon in Camden.
Close to 100 nurses gathered in Hotel ML in Mount Laurel for a membership education dinner.
Healthcare Incident Investigations: What Went Wrong? Am I in Trouble? Speaker: Kathleen M. Gialanella, Esq., P.C.
The nomination and elections for HPAE Local 5105 officers has concluded.
The nomination and elections for HPAE Convention delegates has concluded.
Opioid Crisis: Improving Frontline Addiction Treatment
On Wednesday, May 9, members of local 5105 held a membership dinner where the hospital's 'Fair and Just Culture' policy was discussed.
Learn more about the new online staffing form, Virtua's new prescription plan, and a Rep Holiday Dinner Party scheduled for December 5.
Local 5105 RNs voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday to ratify a new three-year contract agreement with administration at Virtua Health. The contract makes important gains in improving patient safety and workplace conditions.
Nearly 800 nurses represented by HPAE overwhelmingly approved an agreement which brings improvement in patient safety and workplace conditions at the Virtua Memorial hospital in Mount Holly, Virtua Community Services and Virtua’s Center for Women.
The Local 5105 Negotiations Committee has reached a tentative agreement for a new, three year contract with Virtua. We will be holding the ratification vote on Tuesday, June 13 (8 am, 4 pm, 8 pm) at the Hotel ML, Route
As negotiations move toward the final phase, Virtua nurses are proud to be Union!
With less than two weeks to the expiration of their contracts on May 31st, RNs at Cooper University Medical Center and Virtua have each voted to give their Negotiations Committee the authority to issue a 10 day strike notice to
Local 5105 members came out in large numbers at meetings held yesterday to learn about the status of negotiations and to show their support for the Negotiations Committee.
Nurses at Virtua Memorial are trained to remind patients that they “always have time” for them. But the nurses say that because of staffing shortages, that isn’t always the case. Staffing has become an issue of growing concern for about
After two bargaining sessions with Virtua, we have made little progress. Virtua's constant theme is that we need to "Do More with Less" instead of addressing our concerns regarding staffing, health and retirement benefits, and scheduling issues.
The Local 5105 Negotiations Committee began bargaining a successor contract with Virtua management today. We presented our initial proposals and will have another negotiations session again in two weeks.
We now have a complete schedule of contract negotiations dates with Virtua. All of the bargaining sessions will be held at the Hotel ML.
Membership and Rep meetings will be held in the hospital cafeteria on Thursday, February 16. The focus will be on our upcoming negotiations with management.
Virtua Health agreed to pay $12,471 fine to OSHA for alleged violations of safe patient handling regulations at Virtua Memorial Hospital.
Virtua Memorial Hospital reached a settlement with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regarding violations of safe patient handling regulations nurses raised at the hospital. Under the settlement, Virtua agreed to take corrective actions, including instituting a comprehensive safe
We recently held our holiday Rep party to recognize the hard work and commitment of our local's Reps. It was a great opportunity for the Reps to come together and celebrate the work we've done this year.
Virtua Memorial Hospital reached a settlement yesterday with OSHA regarding citations and penalties which were issued on November 14th for various violations of the agency's regulations and policies on safe patient handling.
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 75 Local 5105 members came to the cafeteria today to give their input and suggestions about proposals for the upcoming contract negotiations with Virtua.
Next year is a negotiating year and we need to be prepared. Things are changing rapidly in healthcare and we want to make sure we are planning early.
In response to management issuing harsh disciplines against nurses, including terminations for simple mistakes, over 50 Local 5105 members leafleted yesterday in front of the employee entrance to call attention to the punitive work environment being created by management.
Over 130 HPAE Local 5105 RNs attended a a dinner and CE workshop last night at the Hilton Garden Inn in Westampton, NJ. The workshop was presented by JoAnn Pietro, an RN and attorney, and focused on the
Thats all, folks - no more news!
In This Local
- Local 5105 Post Ratification Survey
- Local 5105 Tentative Agreement Summary, June 5, 2023
- Local 5105 Preliminary Wage Scale, June 5, 2023
- Local 5105 Fully Executed MOA, June 1, 2023
- Initial Proposal Summary, March 20, 2023
- Local 5105 Negotiations Session Sign-up Form
- Local 5105 Bargaining Petition
- Wage Reopener Tentative agreement
- Wage Increase spreadsheet
- Local 5105 Officer and Rep List
- Upcoming Local 5105 Meetings
- Membership Application
- The Patient Advocate - June 22
- Local 5105 Private Facebook Page
- Local 5105 Contract (September 1, 2020 to May 31, 2023)
- Local 5105 Constitution and Bylaws, May 17, 2022
- Local 5105 Unsafe Staffing Form
- HPAE Retiree Medical Trust - Basic Information
- HPAE Grievance Form
- Local 5105 Officer Election Nomination Form
- NJDOL Division of Unemployment Insurance
Upcoming Events for Local 5105
No upcoming events at this time.