Local 5138 - Health Professionals & Allied Employees

Welcome to Local 5138

HPAE Local 5138 represents Registered Nurses at Southern Ocean Medical Center/Meridian in Manahawkin, NJ.

News

Local 5138 officer nominations are now open
Jul 29 2020

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.

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Contract Ratified!
Jun 27 2020

Yesterday we voted in record numbers, to ratify our 3 year contract. Thank you all for your support!!

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Local 5138 Ratification Voting Process
Jun 24 2020

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.

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May 12-14th Negotiations Updates
May 15 2020

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.

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Local 5138 Teleconference Sign-up
May 14 2020

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.

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May 12 and 13th Negotiations Update
May 14 2020

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.

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May 8, 2020 Negotiations Update
May 08 2020

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.

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Local 5138 Bargaining Update May 5, 2020
May 06 2020

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.

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Local 5138 Bargaining Update, April 27, 2020
Apr 27 2020

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

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Member Action Alert, April 16, 2020
Apr 21 2020

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.

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HPAE member alert: health plan changes
Nov 22 2019

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.

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HMH is set to increase costs on 2020 Health Care Plans
Nov 05 2019

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.

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EPIC Training and Your Union Rights
Jul 19 2019

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.

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HMH Local Retreat, May 4 & 5, 2019
May 06 2019

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...

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HMH Member Update and Call to Action
Apr 26 2019

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.

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Local 5138 Election Results
Jan 02 2019

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.

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Nurses Overwhelmingly Vote Yes
Nov 15 2018

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.

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Watch the video & stand with HPAE locals at HMH
Sep 20 2018

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.

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Take a second to make a difference: Spread the word on Social Media
Aug 14 2018

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:

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Taking our fight to the community!
Aug 02 2018

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.

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Update: Unreasonable Denial of PTO
Jun 07 2018

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.

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Rally for Healthcare
May 30 2018

The Nurses and Health Professionals at Hackensack Meridian Health are demanding that large corporation put patient care before corporate wealth.

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HPAE Raises Concerns About HMH-JFK Merger
Oct 31 2017

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.

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Contract Update and Strike Vote
Jul 19 2017

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.

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We’re Bargaining for Patient Safety, Workers’ Rights
Jul 18 2017

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.

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HPAE Locals @ HMH Demand a Fair Contract
May 31 2017

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.

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Bargaining Begins at Hackensack Meridian Health
May 01 2017

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.

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Meridian Nurses Protest Health Benefits Contract Violation
Mar 02 2016

  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

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Members Ratify Contract Settlement
Oct 03 2015

  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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