Local 5131 - Health Professionals & Allied Employees

Welcome to Local 5131

Local 5131 represents Registered Nurses at Inspira Health hospitals in Vineland, Elmer, and Bridgeton, NJ.

News

Local 5131 Negotiations Update, May 17, 2022
May 17 2022

We will be holding two more membership meetings with updates regarding negotiations TODAY. Please join us to learn more and stay informed at either a 12 pm virtual meeting or a 7:45 pm in-person meeting. Virtual Zoom meeting & link: 12 pm https://aft.zoom.us/j/5835878851 In-person meeting:

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Important Membership Meetings on May 17th
May 13 2022

We will be holding membership meetings next Tuesday, May 17th to give updates on negotiations. Our bargaining sessions were cancelled this week due to unforeseen circumstances and we signed a two-week extension to our contract. We will be giving details

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Local 5131 Negotiations Begin
Apr 05 2022

After considering your feedback, we presented our package of proposals that included ways to improve staffing, health & safety, on-call, scheduling, cancellation/standby and offers competitive wages.

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Local 5131 Contract Negotiations
Apr 01 2022

We are starting negotiations with Inspira on Monday April 4th! Your bargaining committee has been hard at work drafting proposals that address concerns we all have as nursing professionals.

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HPAE Local 5131 News, January 20, 2022
Jan 20 2022

The start of 2022 continues to be a challenging one as we continue to deal with the unprecedented obstacles of COVID in the midst of a nursing shortage. But as always, if we stand strong together, we will persevere.

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Local 5131 Constitution and By Laws Vote
Dec 20 2021

All members in good standing of Local 5131 will be receiving a mailing from the American Arbitration Association (AAA) Please don’t discard, it contains important union information. AAA is a neutral third party that oversees balloting and arbitrations

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3% Across the Board Raise
Nov 19 2021

All nurses (full-time, part-time and per diem) will be receiving a 3% raise effective retro from 11/14. You will see this reflected in your 12/3 paycheck. Eligible employees will still also advance one step on the wage scale the first pay

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COVID Vaccine Requirement for NJ Healthcare Workers
Aug 06 2021

NJ State Mandate of COVID-19 Vaccine for Healthcare Workers The Governor issued a mandate for healthcare workers in NJ to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or be subject to weekly testing. This applies to all workers in public and private health

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HPAE Local 5131 News, July, 2021
Jul 29 2021

Our HPAE State Convention is going to be October 6th & 7th. Normally we would be meeting in Atlantic City for the occasion, but this year it will be held virtually.

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Local 5131 Membership Updates, June 3, 2021
Jun 03 2021

It may seem hard to believe but negotiations are quickly approaching. Our contract is due to expire in May of 2022. Typically we start negotiations with the hospital around the end of March of 2022.

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COVID-19 HPAE Member Alert, March 31, 2020
Mar 31 2020

We wanted to share with you updated information regarding Inspira’s COVID-19 policies and procedures. Our union has been advocating at the local, state and federal level for an increased response to this crisis.

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COVID-19 Update for Inspira Members
Mar 20 2020

We know this has been a challenging week for all of us who do direct patient care. The COVID-19 virus is spreading quickly and we are on the front-lines of defense for our community.

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HPAE Local 5131 Bargaining Priorities
Mar 20 2019

As our current contract gets set to expire and we prepare to begin negotiations with Inspira, our negotiations team has met and formulated many proposals to present to management.

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Inspira Local 5131 Holds Opioid Education Seminar for Members
May 10 2018

On Wednesday, May 9th members from HPAE Local 5131 Southern Jersey Healthcare  attended a continuing education program entitled “The Opioid Crisis: Improving Frontline Addiction Treatments with Policy, Knowledge, and Training.” The program is part of HPAE’s growing portfolio of options

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Feb 28 2018

Local 5131 Officer Elections are complete.  The new Local Officers are listed below and will take office March 1, 2018.  The right to protest the conduct of an Officer Election is guaranteed by federal law.  If a protest is filed

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Mandatory Flu Vacine
Sep 01 2017

As many of you have read from John DiAngelo’s email last week, Inspira wants to institute a mandatory flu vaccine for everyone that works in the system. We were approached by the hospital about this last spring and immediately put

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Ratification Meetings Set for July 7th
Jul 01 2016

After three contract extensions and the involvement of a Federal mediator, we have reached tentative agreements with Inspira’s management on a new contract that would cover all 1,300 nurses in the system. If our membership votes yes to ratify these

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Nurses Reach Tentative Agreements with Inspira Health Network
Jun 30 2016

After three contract extensions and the involvement of a federal mediator, 1,300 registered nurses represented by HPAE have reached tentative agreements with Inspira Health Network.  Upon a successful vote to ratify these Agreements, nurses at Inspira hospitals in Vineland, Elmer

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Beth Manganaro Quoted in Article on Violence in the ER
Jun 23 2016

Local 5131 Vice President Beth Manganaro was quoted in a Courier-Post article which appeared today on the problem of violence in hospital ERs, and the need for hospitals to have adequate protocols and training to prevent the increasing incidents of

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Local 5131 Contract Update – June 17, 2016
Jun 17 2016

Our union negotiating committees continued bargaining with Inspira yesterday but failed to reach an agreement. We have agreed to again extend the contract, this time until July 8th. Union nurses like you have generated public pressure on Inspira by bringing

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Inspira Contract Update – June 14, 2016
Jun 14 2016

  Since our last membership meeting your bargaining committee has continued to work tirelessly to finalize a contract that improves working conditions and protects our benefits.  Many of you have participated in activities that are critical to the success of

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Inspira RNs Meet With Political Leaders
May 17 2016

    With two weeks left before their contracts expire, nurses from HPAE Locals 5131 and 5621 met today with representatives from other unions and elected leaders at a community breakfast to discuss crucial staffing and patient care issues that

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Contract Update
May 11 2016

At the negotiations last Wednesday, the bargaining committee proposed improved RN staffing through nurse-to-patient ratios in our contract. What was management’s response? “Our current staffing levels are fine”. To make matters worse, management proposed that they should be able to

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Contract Campaign Activities
Apr 28 2016

  With our contract expiring in a little over a month – on May 31st – it’s crucial that members get involved in contract campaign activities, beginning with a shift change leafletting next Monday (6 am to 8 am). Join

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Contract Update #2
Apr 22 2016

HPAE Locals 5131 and 5621 put forward a comprehensive package of proposals on April 12th. The proposals included nurse to patient staffing ratios, limits for on-call, reducing reassignments and wage increases. Both locals met with Hospital management for a second

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Inspira RNs Say “We Care” in Contract Negotiations
Apr 12 2016

HPAE Locals 5131 & 5621, representing the 1300+ RNs of Inspira Medical Network, began contract negotiations today with Administration. The joint negotiations committee of nurses presented proposals standing up for our patients, our neighbors, and our communities. Photo below: Members

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Members Meet with Cumberland County Freedholders
Mar 30 2016

    Inspira RNs from Vineland had a meeting with the Cumberland County Freeholders to brief them on issues that will be presented at the upcoming negotiations and how they may impact the citizens of Cumberland County. Local 5131 RNs

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Negotiations with Inspira to Begin April 12
Mar 18 2016

We are pleased to announce that the following dates have been scheduled in April to begin contract negotiations for all Inspira RNs: Tuesday, April 12, 2016, 10:00 AM @ the Marriott Courtyard in Glassboro Thursday, April 21, 2016, 10:00 AM

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Come to the Contract Kick-off Party on March 11
Dec 23 2015

February 24, 2016 Contract negotiations will begin soon and we are holding a contract kick-off party. Show your support for our Negotiations Committee and have a great time socializing with co-workers by coming to the party on March 11, 7

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