We will be holding these meetings every Monday to coincide with new employee GEO. Anyone that missed their orientation is welcome to join a session this month on either August 8, 15, 22 or 29th.
1. We finished negotiations and members overwhelmingly ratified our new contract last month. The new contract books are in the process of being printed now and we should have them ready for distribution soon. In the meantime, you can go to
HPAE members win better working conditions and make industry-leading wage gains in new 3-year deals.
We held membership meetings yesterday and nurses voted overwhelmingly to ratify our new contract. This contract reflects the dedication and hard work of our nursing staff.
We have been bargaining since the beginning of April and are pleased to announce that we have reached a tentative agreement with Inspira.
Yesterday the hospital responded to our economic proposals that were presented on week one of negotiations.
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:
The Nominations/Election Committee announces that they are now accepting nominations to represent Local 5131 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,
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
We concluded two days of negotiations this week and made some gains we’d like to share.
We continued with negotiations yesterday and were given a presentation from Melissa Jones, Inspira’s new director of workplace violence.
The Nominations/Election Committee announces that the following members have been elected as officers for Local 5131.
We met with management for our 2nd bargaining session today.
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.
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.
We will be giving updates about upcoming contract negotiations and discuss ways you can be involved to help address issues important to all of us, along with other relevant information.
The Nominations/Election Committee announces that there are five Local 5131 officer positions that are up for election this year. Nominations for these positions are currently being accepted by the nomination committee.
Member involvement and input are vital for us to achieve a strong contract that addresses staffing, wages and workplace issues. Please fill out a bargaining survey with the link below before February 21st.
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.
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
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
Membership meetings will be held on October 14th at the Wingate Hotel, located at 2196 W Landis Ave in Vineland. Meeting times will be 7:45 am, 12 pm and 7:45 pm.
The Nominations/Election Committee announces that the following members will serve as delegates for HPAE Local 5131 at this year’s HPAE State Convention.
As you are aware, the Governor issued a mandate for healthcare workers in NJ to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or be subject to weekly testing.
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
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.
We wanted to give you a little guidance on filling out short staffing forms, since they can be hard to find, and people are not always sure when to use them.
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.
We have an important announcement to make regarding temporary changes to our contract in response to a second surge of COVID. Both HPAE locals have been meeting with management to discuss the difficulties with staffing and being able to safely
We have an important announcement to make regarding temporary changes to our contract in response to the COVID-19 crisis.
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.
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.
We are taking extra precautions right now and cancelling membership meetings scheduled for March 24th.
The Nominations/Election Committee announces that there are six Local 5131 officer positions that are up for election this year. Nominations for these positions are currently being accepted by the nomination committee.
The term of the Contract is 3 years and it expires May 31, 2022.
On Tuesday, June 4th 2019 members voted to ratify local tentative agreements that included an across the board wage increases 1st year- 2.50%, retro to June 1st , 2nd year- 2.25% and 3rd year- 2.25%.
Membership meetings and voting will take place on Tuesday June 4th at Semper Marine Detachment, 2041 W Landis Ave, Vineland.
Unionized healthcare professionals at Inspira Medical Centers serving Cumberland, Salem and Gloucester County reached a tentative agreement with management.
We had our fourth day of bargaining with the hospital. We gave Inspira responses to many of the issues both sides have presented over the past month.
We had our third day of bargaining with the hospital yesterday. Inspira gave us responses to many of our nursing proposals we put forward the first day of negotiations.
The next session will be held at the Wingate Hotel in Vineland. Members are encouraged to attend. Please arrive by 9:30 am if you plan to be there.
Contract talks began this week for the 1,300 Registered Nurses at Inspira Health hospitals as they negotiate for safe staffing levels at every hospital.
Today kicked off our first day of bargaining with Inspira. Both HPAE locals negotiated jointly with the Hospital.
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.
We will be holding membership meetings on October 24th at 8 am, 4 pm and 7:30 pm
The nomination and elections for HPAE Convention delegates has concluded.
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
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
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
Most of you know that last February, Inspira tried to push forth an initiative to place the name and photo of the nurse in each patient room. This came about as a result of a staff nurse who trialed this
Last night, Inspira RN and Local 5131 Rep Karen Johnson presented a resolution to the Cumberland County Freeholder Board to urge Congress and the President not to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) without having an adequate replacement for the
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.
Registered Nurses at Inspira Health Network voted to approve new three-year contracts to cover 1,300 nurses across four hospitals in the health system.
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
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
Nurses at Inspira hospitals braved the rain today to leaflet their co-workers ahead of bargaining tomorrow. Several unresolved issues remain before a contract settlement can be reached.
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
From the Courier-Post I am a registered nurse at Inspira Health System in Vineland and have worked there for over 20 years. I have watched our small hospital grow into a major corporation that dominates the health care market in
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
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
Last night, Local 5131 member Karen Johnson spoke out about our contract fight for safe staffing to the Bridgeton City Council and Mayor Albert Kelly, who is on the Board of Inspira Health. Community members attending the meeting were
With the contract deadline extended 10 days past the May 31st expiration date, Inspira nurses from Local 5131 and 5621 talked this week to community members about their fight for safe staffing in the current negotiations. Nurses had conversations with
For immediate release For more information contact: Bridget Devane at (732)996-5493 With their collective bargaining agreement ending on May 31st, nurses at Inspira Health, represented by the Health Professionals and Allied Employees (HPAE), have called in a Federal Mediator to
Nurses from Inspira Health Network voted on May 19th to hold informational picketing at Inspira hospitals on a date to be determined. All 1,300 Inspira nurses represented by the Health Professionals and Allied Employees (HPAE) have been bargaining with Inspira
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
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
March 8, 2016 HPAE Vice President Bernie Gerard and nurses from Inspira Locals 5131 and 5621 met with staff from State Senate President Stephen Sweeney’s office to discuss working conditions and patient care issues at Inspira hospitals as both locals
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
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
Local 5131 President Dana Barrett and Local 5131 Vice President Michelle Silvio attended a meeting of the Southern New Jersey Central Labor Council on April 14. Dana and Michelle talked to representatives of other labor unions about our upcoming
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
Did you know that New Jersey has an Alternative to Discipline (ATD) law that protects nurses from public discipline? Your local officers have planned an excellent Continuing Ed offering on this topic on May 5, 5:30 to 7:00 pm,
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
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
The Contract Action Teams of Local 5621 and Local 5131 met last night to discuss the upcoming negotiations and strategies to build a powerful contract campaign. The locals will be working together in bargaining to achieve better staffing in the
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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In This Local
- Local 5131 Contract (June 1, 2022 - May 31, 2025)
- Wage Scales, Effective June 1, 2022
- Local 5131 Officer and Rep List
- Membership Application
- Local 5131 Election Nomination Form
- Local Beat Newsletter - April 2021
- Staffing Grids for Local 5131
- Local 5131 PTO Accrual
- Local 5131 Constitution and Bylaws
- HPAE Retiree Medical Trust - Basic Information
- Election Protest Form
- NJDOL Division of Unemployment Insurance