Today, June 22, 2023, HPAE met with HMH for negotiations. We were in discussions all day and we have reached a tentative agreement. Details to be discussed in the ratification meetings.
HPAE met with HMH on May 30, 31, and June 1, 2023 in Long Branch, NJ to continue negotiations. Many of the discussions these past 3 days were focused around staffing and wages since we have reached tentative agreements on
After months of bargaining with Hackensack Meridian Health executives, nurses brought their message to the public’s attention as they continue to bargain for a contract that helps to recruit and retain nursing staff during a state-wide staffing crisis in hospitals.
The Union had many bargaining unit members present on both days to tell their stories of short & unsafe staffing levels, and safety & workplace violence issues and concerns across the table to HMH’s legal counsel and administrators.
We will be holding 2 in-person only meetings on Sunday, April 30, 2023 at the Bay Ave. Community Center, and on Monday, May 1, 2023 at the Stafford Branch Library to give an update on negotiations and to vote to
HPAE Local 5138 held its seventh (7th) day of negotiations with HMH today, April 4. We presented HMH with our counters for today and went over each of them.
HPAE Local 5138 continues to meet with HMH for contract negotiations.
HMH came to the table and shared a presentation on the proposed performance evaluation, which incorporates HMH’s team member behaviors (the 5 C’s) and a change in the performance evaluation rating scale from 3 to 5 points.
HPAE Local 5138 held its third day of negotiations with HMH today.
HPAE Local 5138 held a second day of negotiations with HMH today. After reviewing the proposals that HMH presented to us yesterday, we met with them and went over their proposals.
HPAE Local 5138 kicked off negotiations with HMH. We presented our Union proposals with regards to wages, staffing, health & safety, on call pay along with a host of other proposals.
Today we met with HMH to discuss the wage scale for RNs regarding a market rate adjustment. Below is the agreed upon adjusted wage scale.
Today we met with Hackensack Meridian Health to start negotiations. We were fully prepared to negotiate changes to the contract that would preserve and improve our contract language.
The elections for President, Vice President and Secretary/Tresurer are complete. No ballots were mailed out since no write in candidates were permitted.
Job description and signup form for the local 5138 contract action team.
This is a victory for our union members, who stood up to HMH's attempts to undermine their union rights. Bargaining is a protected right under labor law, which a Judge and the NLRB have affirmed.
We ask that all bargaining unit members in good standing participate and let your voices be heard by filling out the contract survey. This will be instrumental in letting the negotiation team know what your concerns and ideas are for
The Nominations/Election Committee announces that there are three Local 5138 officer positions that are up for election this year. Nominations for these positions are currently being accepted by the nomination committee.
On April 14, 2022, we reached out to HMH. We continue having open discussions regarding a pay raise adjustment that would be fair to all members.
Management offered the same 3% across the board that non-union employees will receive; they proposed this to replace our guaranteed contractual 2.25% merit increase.
Our Union has bargained for and agreed to an ED retention bonus at Jersey Shore University, Southern Ocean and at Palisades Medical Centers.
The Nominations/Election Committee announces that the following members will serve as delegates for HPAE Local 5138 at this year’s HPAE State Convention.
Health Insurance Changes between the 2019 and 2020 Plans As you are aware HPAE Local 5138 had filed a grievance in November 2019 based on our position the employer made changes to the 2020 plan that were not reasonably comparable
We are bargaining over the effects of the COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination issued by Hackensack Meridian Health. We support voluntary vaccination and regular testing of all members and patients. OUR MEMBERS ARE GETTING VACCINATED: Harborage: 73% Jersey Shore University Medical Center
The Union was notified yesterday that effective October 1, 2021, HMH will require all team members, physicians, volunteers, vendors, and consultants to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
On Tuesday, HMH informed us that they are going to give our members merit increases based on a performance evaluation scale that we did not negotiate.
HMH continues to violate your rights provided for in our contract. Ignoring the contract’s plain language, "to sunset the extra shift and critical shift differentials"… is the latest example.
We want to give you an update on the issues regarding Sunsetting of the Extra Shift and Critical Shift differentials mentioned in Appendix B of your contract.
Hackensack Meridian Health is fighting a National Labor Relations Board ruling granting Jersey Shore University Medical Center workers the ability to vote by mail to decide whether to name Health Professionals and Allied Employees as their collective bargaining representative.
A Hackensack Meridian nursing home was cited by federal regulators for failing to give its nursing staff the proper masks to treat COVID-19 residents near the height of the pandemic, according to documents released Thursday.
This action by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is the first citation of its kind nationwide during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Nominations/Election Committee announces that there are four (4) Local 5138 officer positions that are up for election this year. Nominations for these positions are currently being accepted by the nomination committee.
HPAE President Debbie White, RN, and HPAE Local 5138 President Anna Pona, RN, issued the following statements in light of members at Southern Ocean Medical Center ratifying a three-year contract with Hackensack Meridian Health.
Yesterday we voted in record numbers, to ratify our 3 year contract. Thank you all for your support!!
AAA, American Arbitration Association will be conducting our Ratification vote. The emailing of voting instructions and Personal Identification Numbers (“PINs”) will take place on Wednesday June 24, 2020 at 6:00 A.M.
More than 1,500 nurses from two New Jersey hospitals say they’ve been “pushed to the limit” Thursday after failing to make progress in contract negotiations with Hackensack Meridian Health.
Today Local 5138 at SOMC and 5058 at JSUMC presented Hackensack Meridian Health management with a Ten Day Notice for a concerted activity, namely an Informational picketing event and flyering.
Nurses at Southern Ocean and Jersey Shore University Medical Centers will hold informational pickets to protest lack of progress in bargaining new contract with Hackensack Meridian Health.
We came to a mutual agreement to extend the Union contract to June 15th, at 7am. This means the both sides will continue to work toward a tentative agreement and the contract is in full effect.
We have been working hard toward achieving a fair contract by working on our proposals and countering managements proposals, since our last bargaining session on May 21, 2020.
As the coronavirus pandemic continues to burden the healthcare system, a union representing 1,500 nurses at two shore hospitals took the first step Friday toward authorizing a strike should contract negotiations with Hackensack Meridian Health fail.
Nurses saving lives on the COVID-19 pandemic frontlines at two HMH hospitals are renegotiating a collective bargaining agreement that expires at month’s end.
We are working toward getting an agreement by 7am on May 31 that includes winning improvements in staffing, health and safety, and accountability for HMH on payroll/PTO/LOA and wages.
Health care workers at a New Jersey hospital fear for their safety, alleging the facility has failed to protect them from infection while treating COVID-19 patients.
The HPAE Local 5138 Executive Board invites you to join us for a teleconference on 18th 8am, 4pm, 8pm. This is a membership meeting with updates and a chance to ask questions.
We are working toward getting an agreement by 7am on May 31 that includes winning improvements in staffing, health and safety, accountability for HMH on payroll/PTO/LOA and wages.
We had a busy 6th day of bargaining. HMH responded to many of our proposals. However, their responses was short sited. They rejected all of our proposals about health and safety, workplace violence, staffing, transition and oversight and the pandemic.
In preparation for both parties’ proposals on wages, including a market rate adjustment, HMH is sending you a survey to capture your years of experience as an RN, including any international RN experience.
HPAE filed charges against NJ’s largest health system during 2018 contract negotiations for failure to bargain in good faith.
HPAE and HMH have negotiated a bonus program (Hero Pay) for all members in recognition of their efforts during this time.
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) decided in our favor on a case going back to the 2018 contract campaign.
The Employer has not responded to the proposals we made in the previous sessions. HMH states they will have all of their non-economic proposals ready for us on Monday.
The topics we presented concerned health and safety included use of KN95 at JSMC, reusing and cleaning face masks and blue gowns, reusing sterilized stylets, and trialing a different kind of N95 in the OR, and aware that these have
Today was the first day of negotiations. The negotiations were held by video conference with the assistance of a federal mediator.
We are continuing to fight to ensure healthcare workers have the resources and protections they need to continue to provide safe care and treatment during these unprecedented times.
For those needing help during this crisis, please reach out through HMH Life Solutions (Employee Assistance Program) @ (866) 379-0244. Use company ID HMHEAP.
Attend Information Workshops to learn about our rights on the job and being an active Union member, contract negotiations with HMH and our right to representation.
The following are general areas of proposals that we are going to make at bargaining this year. Members are the key to fighting for and improving our collective bargaining agreement (contract). Let’s work together to win the best contract possible.
As union members and employees at HMH, we are glad to see that HMH finally recognizes their employees are not compensated properly for their value and experience when it comes to those delivering patient care at HMH facilities.
Payroll is a continuing issue for all employees at Hackensack Meridian facilities.
Hackensack Meridian Health patients last week ran into delays and disruptions after the health care system's computer network went down for two days and slowly came back online, an official from the nurses' union said Monday.
We have taken the proactive step of getting information about the system failure that occurred on December 2 and its impact on you and your patients.
The Union leadership at Palisades Medical Center, Harborage, Jersey Shore University Medical Center and Southern Ocean Medical Center were notified that Hackensack Meridian Health (HMH) is planning to increase costs on the Health Care Plans at all their facilities.
The Union leadership at Palisades Medical Center, Harborage, Jersey Shore University Medical Center and Southern Ocean Medical Center were notified that Hackensack Meridian Health is planning to increase costs on the Health Care Plans at all their facilities.
While we are going through EPIC training, you cannot be forced to work overtime in order to attend EPIC training. You must be given the option of doing the training as overtime or as a part of your regular hours.
HPAE Locals 5097 (The Harborage), Local 5058 (Jersey Shore), Local 5030 (Palisades) and Local 5138 (Southern Ocean) held their first annual retreat this past weekend to discuss a number of topics and to build relationships...
Across the HMH system employees have experienced hardship and personal challenges due to the miscalculations in pay resulting in a loss of wages.
Thousands of nurses and healthcare workers at Hackensack Meridian Health (HMH) facilities are struggling to pay for essentials as Hackensack Meridian Health acts recklessly with our livelihoods.
HPAE has filed a complaint today with the State of New Jersey Department of Labor & Workforce Development, Division of Wage & Hour Compliance.
The merger of Hackensack Meridian Health and Carrier Clinic is official, and executives already have plans underway for several behavioral health projects throughout the region.
The Nominations/Election Committee announces the newly elected officers for Local 5138. They took office January 1, 2019 and the term runs through December 31, 2020.
Nurses from two Hackensack Meridian Health hospitals ratified a 22-month contract that includes a pledge to hire more nurses, satisfying what their union said was their biggest concern.
On Thursday, December 13, 2018, Registered Nurses with the Health Professionals and Allied Employees (HPAE), at Jersey Shore University Medical Center (JSUMC) and Southern Ocean Medical Center (SOMC), ratified new 22-month contracts with Hackensack-Meridian Health.
On Thursday, December 13th, nurses from Southern Ocean Medical Center and Jersey Shore University Medical Center overwhelmingly ratified new contracts running through May 31, 2020. This victory is the result of the hard work from union caregivers across our union
The nurses at Southern Ocean Medical Center reached a tentative agreement recently with Hackensack Meridian Health.
Nurses from Jersey Shore University Medical Center and Southern Ocean Medical Center have reached a tentative deal on a new contract, union officials said Thursday night.
We have confirmed our 8am ratification meeting on Thursday, December 13th will be held in the Coastal Room at the Holiday Inn (151 NJ-72, Manahawkin).
Nearly 2,500 nurses and health professionals across the health system bargained with HMH administration since late spring.
Our local bargaining committee is pleased to announce we have reached a tentative agreement for a new contract with HMH, which must be ratified by the membership.
Unionized nurses at Southern Ocean Medical Center (SOMC) rejected an attempt to eliminate their union rights with a landslide victory vote on November 13 and 14.
Unionized nurses at Southern Ocean Medical Center were greeted by community members who gathered in support of their fight to protect patient safety at their hospital.
We're standing together to say YES to our union! The protections in our contract allow us to fulfill our duty as patient advocates.
The Nominations/Election Committee announces that there are three (3) Local 5138 officer positions that are up for election this year. Nominations for these positions are currently being accepted by the nomination committee.
A Board Agent will administer an election on Tuesday, November 13th: 6:00 pm- 9:00 pm and Wednesday, November 14th: 6:00 am – 9:30 am and 10:30 am – 5:30 pm
Last week it was reported that Health Professionals and Allied Employees Local 5138, had scored a victory when the National Labor Relations Board threw out a petition calling for a decertification election at the hospital.
Worker intimidation and anti-union tactics are attempts to silence Nurses in Manahawkin.
Negotiations between Hackensack Meridian Health and HPAE have been tenuous as 2,500 represented are fighting to put an end to intimidation tactics in their workplace and to demand safe patient limits in the interest of patient and worker safety.
We formed our union at our community hospital in 2003 to ensure a professional voice for nurses in the decisions affecting our patients, our practice and our jobs.
The Health Professionals and Allied Employees accused Hackensack Meridian Health today of illegally orchestrating a union decertification effort using aggressive anti-union tactics that will ultimately fail.
On Sunday, union nurses picketed again in Neptune, showing strength and resolve in our fight for a contract we’ll be proud to ratify.
Informational Pickets Planned outside of Hackensack Meridian
Health professionals speak out to protect their patients, and as a union we go beyond the walls of our facility to help our communities understand the risks and incidents that occur when we are caring for too many patients.
Approximately 300 Southern Ocean Medical Center nurses are still working without a contract with SOMC’s parent company, Hackensack Meridian Health, after the one-year deal expired at the end of July.
The nomination and elections for HPAE Convention delegates has concluded.
With negotiations for new contracts stalled, union health workers on Wednesday picketed outside Palisades Medical Center and its nursing home, as well as two other hospitals in the Hackensack Meridian Health system. Car and truck horns blared on River Road
Emerson, NJ – Hackensack Meridian Health, New Jersey’s largest non-profit and most profitable health system, pays its top officers millions of dollars and spends tens of millions of dollars on lobbying and public relations but refuses to reach a settlement
Help us spread the message through social media. On Facebook: use the tags – @HPAE.AFT, @HackensackMeridianHealth Here’s the message: I support the HPAE caregivers standing up for patient care! #PatientsOverProfit #FairContractNow patientsoverprofit.org On Twitter: Tag: @HPAEAFT, @HMHNJ Here’s the message:
In the face of management's stall tactics, bad faith bargaining and take-back proposals in negotiations with our union, our local bargaining committee has called for...
As HMH continues to stall at the bargaining table in an attempt to wear down our negotiating committees with unreasonable and unsafe proposals, we, the members, are taking our message to the public.
As of 7:00 AM on July 31, the contracts expired for two more HPAE locals currently in bargaining with Hackensack Meridian Health (HMH).
After weeks of delays, management goes to bed while our contract expires.
HPAE requested a Federal Mediator to assist in scheduling bargaining dates before the end of July and attend the ongoing negotiations. The contract, covering nearly 1,100 workers at both facilities, now owned by Hackensack Meridian Health, expired on July 20.
Members from four HPAE facilities in the Hackensack Meridian Health system voted to support our local bargaining committees and oppose unfair labor practices by authorizing the committee to call for concerted activity...
HPAE nurses and health professionals at four Hackensack Meridian locations have voted in favor of engaging in concerted activities.
Nurses from our hospitals were joined in bargaining by HPAE members from Palisades in Hudson County.
Raise The Bar For Patients: Management Slows Down As Nurses Mobilize To Attend Bargaining
Hundreds of union and community members rallied on June 27th to demonstrate our common goal: Put patient health before corporate wealth. On July 2-3, our Local 5058 and 5138 committee discussed raising standards for workers and patients in our hospitals
Wednesday, June 27, 2018 (North Bergen and Neptune, NJ) – Nurses and health professionals bargaining with NJ’s largest healthcare corporation, Hackensack Meridian, held a Rally for Healthcare on Wednesday, June 27. At the bargaining table, 3,000 health professionals represented by
Bargaining is underway as we stand together for our patients! We return to the bargaining table tomorrow.
Everyone deserves a day off! Hackensack Meridian continues to unreasonably deny members the time off we earn and has not provided information necessary for pursuing our grievance.
Members from Local 5030 told stories to the health system’s bargaining team about staffing problems at Palisades that could put healthcare workers and our patients at risk every day.
The Nurses and Health Professionals at Hackensack Meridian Health are demanding that large corporation put patient care before corporate wealth.
HPAE and the Coalition for Patient Rights and Safe Staffing celebrated Nurses’ Week at a Town Hall event on “Patient Safety and Safe Staffing in Healthcare.” Safe staffing levels continue to be the most important issue for healthcare professionals.
Last night a dozen HPAE members and staff attended a public hearing on the affiliation of JFK Medical Center with Hackensack Meridian Health (HMH). If the merger goes through, HMH will own 15 hospitals in the state of New Jersey.
We've prepared a special update for members regarding the recent contract settlement with HMH, as well as class action grievances concerning health insurance, prescription drugs, and the market rate adjustments.
Nurses at Hackensack Meridian Health (HMH) hospitals represented by HPAE voted on Wednesday to approve a one-year contract.
After nearly two months of negotiations that extended beyond the contract deadline of July 31, a tentative agreement has been reached between nurses represented by HPAE and Hackensack Meridian System.
After nurses voted last week to authorize strikes at two Hackensack Meridian Health (HMH) hospitals, the nurses called in a federal mediator to join bargaining this week. The authorization allows the negotiating committees for the nurses to send to HMH
Nurses bargaining for a new contract with their current employer, Hackensack Meridian Health (HMH) voted at the end of last week to authorize their bargaining committee to conduct a strike or another form of concerted activity if they are unable
In negotiations on Monday, July 17th, our local bargaining committees were joined by 50+ nurses from JSUMC and SOMC to discuss issues members have experienced using the employer's health insurance plan.
Nearly 1,500 nurses represented by HPAE at Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune and Southern Ocean Medical Center in Manahawkin are negotiating for a contract that protects patients, healthcare workers and their communities at each HMH facility.
On Monday July 10th, 60+ HPAE members joined the Local 5058 and 5138 bargaining committees to demand safe staffing.
Nearly 1,500 nurses represented by HPAE, NJ’s largest healthcare union, at Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune and Southern Ocean Medical Center in Manahawkin, began negotiations with Hackensack Meridian Health (HMH) on Wednesday, June 21.
HPAE locals are standing united with the community for patient safety and safe staffing levels at all Hackensack Meridan Health (HMH) hospitals. We are also fighting for improved access to healthcare providers, limits on rising out of pocket medical costs,
HPAE locals are standing united with the community for patient safety and safe staffing levels at all Hackensack Meridan Health (HMH) hospitals.
The presidents and members of Locals 5030, 5058, and 5138 went to Hackensack Meridian Health (HMH) corporate headquarters demanding to talk to corporate executives about the need for a fair contract.
HPAE Local 5030/Palisades Medical Center began contract negotiations with Hackensack Meridian Health today. Meanwhile HPAE members at Local 5058/Jersey Shore Medical Center and Local 5138/Southern Ocean Medical Center are standing with Palisades members, United as HPAE @ Hackensack Meridian.
Local 5138 nurses leafleted their co-workers outside Southern Ocean Medical Center today to kick off our contract campaign and to highlight the gains that we have made as a union.
HPAE locals at Palisades Medical Center, Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Southern Ocean Medical Center, and The Harborage - all owned by Hackensack Meridian Health - have initiated a petition campaign to highlight priority issues.
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.
Two upcoming events highlight our fight for good health insurance. On Sept. 12, we will be introducing a health insurance resolution at the Neptune Town Council. And on Sept. 22, HPAE and NJ Hedge Clippers are sponsoring a forum on
June 21, 2016 Yesterday, over 20 Local 5138 members leafleted employees at the hospital to highlight the need to improve staffing levels in our hospital. Through a joint staffing committee, we work with Meridian nursing management to achieve patient safety
HPAE members testifed at two public hearings held yesterday to review the proposed merger of the Hackensack University Health Network and Meridian Health. While supporting the pending merger of Hackensack and Meridian, they urged the New Jersey Attorney General
With the merger of Meridian Health and Hackensack University Health Network drawing closer, leaders of the four HPAE locals who will be dealing with the new, mega health system met recently to discuss a united strategy for the merger
We have filed two class action grievances against Meridian regarding management’s violation of the contract regarding health insurance and market rate adjustments. On March 3, we met with Sherrie String, Senior VP for Human Resources. She has denied both
More than 800 Registered Nurses from Local 5058/Jersey Shore University Medical Center and Local 5138/Southern Ocean Medical Center have joined together in a class action grievance and mass petition that calls on Meridian Health to restore health benefits as
Local 5138 members voted overwhelmingly yesterday to ratify a new collective bargaining agreement with Meridian Health. At the same time, Local 5058 members at Jersey Shore Medical Center voted in favor of their settlement with Meridian. The contracts, which
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In This Local
- Local 5138 Tentative Agreement Summary, June 23, 2023
- HPAE Local 5138 Bargaining Update, June 13, 2023
- Common Questions: Working Without a Contract
- Proposed Wage Scale Adjustments (11-22-2022)
- Petition For A Fair Raise and Retention Bonus at HMH
- Membership Application
- Report Form to Document Scheduling Problems
- Local 5138 Officer and Rep List
- Local 5138 News - March 2023
- Local 5138 Contract (July 12, 2020 to May 15, 2023)
- Local 5138 Constitution and Bylaws
- HPAE Grievance Form
- HPAE Retiree Medical Trust - Basic Information
- Local 5138 Officer Candidate Rules of Conduct
- NJDOL Division of Unemployment Insurance
Upcoming Events for Local 5138
No upcoming events at this time.