Local 5118 - Health Professionals & Allied Employees

Welcome to Local 5118

Local 5118 represents Staff Nurses at Cooper University Health Care in Camden, NJ.


Local 5118 Negotiations Update, May 8
May 09 2024

Cooper was supposed to present their health insurance proposal on Wednesday. They did NOT come through. They said the representatives from Conner Strong were not prepared to present the information.

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Local 5118 Negotiations Update, May 1
May 03 2024

We did not reach any tentative agreements on Wednesday. They gave us several counter proposals to review all of which were non-economic. We reviewed them and will respond on May 8. Nothing earth shattering.

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Local 5118 Negotiations Update, April 24
Apr 25 2024

We presented a comprehensive amended proposal on Violence Prevention which focuses on our safety at work? In return we received a counter proposal from Cooper to create a new committee - Workplace Safety. We rejected it.

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Local 5118 Negotiations Update, April 18
Apr 18 2024

Wednesday's (4/17) session was frustrating and produced nothing. Cooper presented their initial staffing proposal as a package (this means we agree to all of it or it doesn't exist) which was disappointing.

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Local 5118 Negotiations Update, April 3
Apr 04 2024

April 3 Negotiations Update: We reached three tentative agreements (TA’s) today. Article 5.6 Baylor Nurse Definition, Article 5.7 Float Nurse, and Article 23.8 Professional Ladder. We will post them after they are signed by both parties. Today, we spent the

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Local 5118 Negotiations Update, March 27
Mar 28 2024

To date, a great deal of our time has been spent discussing the need to improve KEEPING US SAFE AT WORK. We have a long way to go. Again, we went through each of our proposals across the table.

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HPAE 5118 Local Officer Election
Dec 08 2023

Local 5118 office elections for President, five (5) Vice Presidents and Secretary/Treasurer are complete.  Since all the positions were uncontested, no ballots were mailed out.

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Local 5118 Union and Hospital Joint Committees
Jan 04 2023

In our Union contract we have negotiated language that mandates that the Union and the hospital create specific joint committees. Both parties have input into what the committee is going to focus on. Our Voices are heard!

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Violence Prevention Workshop, June 9th
Jun 07 2022

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.

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Local 5118 Zoom membership calls, March 18
Mar 12 2021

There will be four Zoom membership calls on March 18. We will be going over the Highlights of our 2021 contract proposals. You will be able to use the chat feature to submit questions to be addressed at the end

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2021 Contract Negotiations Updates
Jan 25 2021

Our 2021 contract negotiations will be like no other we have been through since organizing the union in 2000. Working through COVID-19 effects negotiations, our membership is different, and the Hospital Administration is different.

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Local 5118 Update – August 29, 2018
Aug 29 2018

MANY NURSES, INCLUDING OUR UNION LEADERSHIP REACHED out to Nursing Administration to voice our anger, dismay, and concerns about the changes made to our Professional Ladder.

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Cooper University Health Care to Acquire Three Hospitals
Aug 31 2017

Cooper University Health System will acquire Lourdes Health System, with hospitals in Camden and Willingboro, and St. Francis Medical Center in Trenton from Trinity Health, under a preliminary deal announced Thursday. Click here to read a press release from Cooper

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Local 5118 contract update, May 26
May 26 2017

The bargaining committee has been hard at work for the past two months advocating for the issues that are important to us. Five months ago we identified our key issues for these negotiations. Staffing. We have good staffing language. The

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Cooper RNs Vote “Yes” for Strike Notice
May 12 2017

With less than three weeks to go before our contract expires, Local 5118 members voted to give the Negotiations Committee the authority to send a 10 day strike notice to Cooper administration.

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Contract Negotiations Begin with Cooper Administration
Mar 30 2017

The Local 5118 Negotiations Committee met with management representatives today for our first bargaining session in negotiations for a successor contract. While we have a number of contract proposals, our focus is on improving staffing.

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Local Donates $1500 to Fellowship House in Camden
Apr 20 2016

For the second year in a row, Local 5118 RNs at Cooper University hospital have given a substantial donation to the Fellowship House in Camden. After collecting $1,500 from the local’s membership, local officers presented the money (and a symbolic

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Meeting Held Regarding PCU Issues
Feb 11 2016

  On February 5, 20 staff from PCU met with Local 5118 President Doris Bell and Local 5118 Secretary/Treasurer Patti Scharff to discuss some key issues facing the nurses: inadequate staffing levels, nurses in charge being asked to precept (violates

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Thats all, folks - no more news!

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