Inspira Health announced the addition of Salem Medical Center to its system Dec. 16, acquiring its hospital building, ambulatory surgery center and physician offices, effective immediately.
This week, we finalized an extension of our contract with Salem Medical Center until October 31st. All of the provisions of the local contract are now in full force until that time, which is important in terms of protecting us
Our contract will be expiring today. Given the imminent sale of the hospital, we are currently in discussions with the hospital about a potential extension. In the meantime, there will most likely be a period of time where we are
The Nominations/Election Committee announces that they are now accepting nominations to represent Local 5142 at this year’s AFT National Convention.
We are gearing up for negotiations with the Hospital. We will also be bargaining over the proposed sale of the Hospital so that we can all make sure our voices are heard during this transition.
The Nominations/Election Committee announces that the following members will serve as delegates for HPAE Local 5142 at this year’s HPAE State Convention.
We are happy to report that we ratified our contract! While this contract is far from what we deserve, we believe it sets up well to continue to build our local so we can fight for far greater wins next
What We Won TA Highlights: 2 percent increase for all RNs retroactive to July 4th One additional personal day per year Provision that disciplinary occurrences cannot be use for progressive discipline after 18 months Additional staffing language that highlights the
Because of all the solidarity you have shown in this fight over the past several months, we have reached a tentative agreement with the hospital!
The Nominations/Election Committee announces that they are now accepting nominations to represent Local 5142 at this year’s HPAE State Convention.
Because of the strong show of unity you've made through the buttons and Facebook photos, as well as the notice we gave for our informational picket, management made some movement in negotiations last week.
We will be holding a membership call on Tuesday, July 6th at 8:00pm to give you a fuller update on negotiations, to plan for the picket and to talk about our strategy moving forward.
We are pushing forward with negotiations with the hospital. We have now put forth all of our proposals, including increased better staffing language, increased PTO, and many other changes that are deeply important for us and the for the future
Because of circumstances outside of anyone’s control, the Hospital had to postpone our bargaining sessions this week. Management proposed a one month extension of our contract, which we rejected.
Healthcare workers at Palisades Medical Center in North Bergen and the Harborage, a long-term care facility at the Palisades campus voted to authorize concerted job action if Hackensack Meridian continues to stall during negotiations.
On Friday, April 23rd, our committee had its first negotiation session with management.
Now that we have our ratified contract, it’s important that we continue the momentum and solidarity we have built!
Today, our Union ratified a collective bargaining agreement with the hospital. This could not happen without the solidarity of all the nurses that stood behind us during this fight.
HPAE Local 5142 members, who have been negotiating with Community Healthcare Associates, LLC, and its owner Bill Colgan, since December 2019, will vote over the next few days over whether to accept the terms their committee negotiated with the employer.
AAA, American Arbitration Association will be conducting Local 5142 Contract Ratification vote. The emailing of voting instructions and Personal Identification Numbers (“PINs”) will take place on Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at 5:00 A.M.
Because of all the solidarity you have shown in this fight over the past several months, we have reached a tentative agreement with the hospital! More information will be coming out very shortly with details of the agreement as well
Because of your solidarity, we did see some movement at the table when we met with the employer on Friday, and we will continue to hold conversations next week to try to come to an agreement.
Nurses at Salem Medical Center in Mannington Township held an informational picket in front of the hospital Thursday to highlight what they describe as a lack of progress in contract negotiations.
After endless negotiations in which the owners of their hospital seem interested only in giving lip service to wanting a fair deal, Unionized Salem Medical Center Registered Nurses today held information picket to protest lack of progress in bargaining.
Nurses will hold informational picket to protest lack of progress in bargaining new contract with employer
Once again, negotiations were disappointing and frustrating to say the least.
On Friday, May 22nd, we continued to have substantive conversation with the Hospital despite remaining far apart on critical issues.
Because of all the solidarity you have shown through petitions, buttons, and your presence at bargaining sessions, the Hospital has finally responded with a comprehensive counter to our proposals, including economics.
Contract negotiations which began in December have stalled, and nurses have been working without a new labor agreement since the previous one expired on Jan. 31.
Due to the coronavirus crisis and managements continued stalling, bargaining has been moving at a very slow pace.
We had great turnout at our bargaining session last Friday, and it made a big difference. We had a substantive discussion on the hospitals response to the Coronavirus outbreak and other bargaining issues.
The nurses represented by HPAE Local 5142 have called in a Federal mediator who attend negotiations on March 4th as both parties continue to negotiate.
We will be voting about important next steps as we approach the end of the bargaining process at this meeting, so it’s critical that everyone attend.
Our local Bargaining Committee has continued to meet with the hospital to discuss our proposals, and are expecting to get management proposals next week.
Our local Bargaining Committee met with hospital representatives on December 19th to present and discuss our initial contract proposals. We will be meeting again with management on January 3rd.
Our local Bargaining Committee continues to develop contract proposals that would bring us to parity with other local hospitals. Wages, improved staffing levels, and restoration of our PTO accruals and balances will be addressed.
The Nominations/Election Committee announces that there are four local officer positions that are up for election this year. They are President and three Co-Vice Presidents The nomination committee is currently accepting nominations for these positions.
We will meet to present and get feedback on our initial contract proposals, update members in current issues in the local and present and discuss our plan to win!
Contract negotiations are coming up and it’s critical that you fill out a bargaining survey so we can find hear from you concerning priorities for the next contract.
On Thursday, April 3rd, Pam, Karen and several other members attended the 2nd step grievance meetings for the sick time and PTO accrual issues.
After eight years of trying, registered nurses at a South Jersey hospital have voted to approve their first-ever contract.
Nurses at Memorial Hospital of Salem County voted throughout the day on Thursday, December 13 to ratify a first contract agreement between HPAE Local 5142 and the new owners of the hospital, currently CHA.
Last night, our union brothers and sisters voted overwhelmingly to ratify the Tentative Agreement.
Victory!!! We have reached a Tentative Agreement with the New Employer, CHA.
A new name. Millions in investments. Major renovations. New services. Some 300 new employees. Will it be enough to turn around an ailing, nearly 100-year-old hospital in rural South Jersey?
The 408 workers at Memorial Hospital of Salem County who were just sent layoff notices have little reason to fear that they're going to lose their jobs permanently, but they must be feeling some trepidation over what comes next.
After eight long years, we are finally close to having agreement on a contract. We have a meeting with representatives for the new employers on September 13th, and you will be hearing from us shortly after that to discuss next
Hello, my name is Patrice Sharkey and I am a nurse at Salem Hospital and a member of HPAE Local 5142, which represents 110 nurses at Memorial Hospital of Salem County.
On Monday, June 11th, your local President Pam Greenthomas, HPAE President Ann Twomey and HPAE staff members attended a meeting with NJ Senate President Stephen Sweeney.
South Jersey leaders are cautiously optimistic about the plans of a healthcare facility group to revitalize a long-struggling Salem County hospital.
We are aware of the memo sent to you today concerning the potential sale of the Hospital to Community Healthcare Associates. We will be working as a Union to make sure that we have a voice throughout this process, and
Our last bargaining session with the hospital representatives was on February 5. We gave them a comprehensive proposal which includes all of our outstanding issues. The employer will respond to our proposals at our next bargaining session on March 9.
As you know, Prime Healthcare Foundation has backed out of the sale of Salem Hospital. This does not change the fact that we need to continue to build our power as a union to win a fair contract.
Local 5142 members are strongly encouraged to attend one of the general membership meetings scheduled for Thursday, February 23 (8am, 5pm, and 8pm) at the Super 8 Hotel in Pennsville. We will discuss what’s happening in the negotiations and the status
The State Health Planning Board, an advisory panel to the Commissioner of Health, voted to approve conditions on the sale of Salem Hospital to Prime which will protect nurses, the patients, and the community.
Approval of the sale of The Memorial Hospital needs to be expedited for the good of the facility and the community it serves, state regulators were told Wednesday night.
As negotiation between Registered Nurses and management at Memorial Hospital of Salem County (MHSC) have become challenging, both sides agreed to have a federal mediator join negotiations on Friday, November 18.
On November 17, we need all members to wear buttons and take part in flyering the hospital to show our solidarity and support for a good contract.
At the HPAE 2016 Convention, elected delegates made important decisions about the future of our union through a series of proposals, including an increase in membership dues.
Contract negotiations which were held last month remained extremely contentious. The hospital continues to reject our key proposals around union security, protecting our rights as Union members and wages.
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.
Do you know the answers to these questions? Question: AM I protected when I show support for my Union? Question: What is informational picketing? Question: What do I do when management or human resources wants to meet with me? Learn
Yesterday, the nurses at Salem showed their solidarity and unity for the Negotiations Committee and achieving a good contract by wearing HPAE pins. To date, HPAE and the hospital representatives have met six times. We have reached tentative agreements on
We’ve now have had four bargaining sessions with the hospital. In addition to proposing contract language that protects your rights as a Union member, improves your working conditions and sets up processes for your voice to be heard, we
HPAE Local 5142 RNs at Memorial Hospital of Salem County are finally at the bargaining table, negotiating their first contract with the for-profit owner of the hospital, Community Health Systems (CHS). At today’s bargaining session, the Local 5142 Negotiations
After 4 1/2 years of CHS refusing to recognize and bargain with HPAE Local 5142 at the hospital, we have our first two negotiating dates confirmed. We will be meeting with management representatives April 11 and 18 to begin
We have just won a big victory. The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in our favor and upheld an order for the hospital to enter contract negotiations with us. The decision followed hearings held in September to determine whether
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In This Local
- Support the Local 5142 Bargaining Committee!
- Salem Medical Center RN Contract Survey
- Local 5142 Membership Application
- Highlights of the Tentative Contract Agreement, July 7, 2020
- Local 5142 Contract with Salem County Hospital (June 1, 2021 - May 31, 2022)
- Local 5142 Constitution & By-Laws, March 2017
- Online Staffing Form
- Local 5142 Newsletter - September 2019
- Our Rights as Union Members
- NJDOL Division of Unemployment Insurance
Upcoming Events for Local 5142
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