Local 5185 - Health Professionals & Allied Employees

Welcome to Local 5185

Local 5185 represents Registered Nurses, Professionals, Technical Staff, Service Workers, and Business Office Clericals at Bayonne Medical Center in Bayonne, NJ.


Local 5185 November Union Update
Oct 30 2023

Thanks to your pressure, BMC has contracted a new insurance broker. Management will make a proposal to our union in November/December, and we will have the opportunity to bargain over any change.

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Union Meeting Tuesday, June 14
Jun 08 2022

Our next Union Meeting will be Tuesday, 6/14 at  American Legion Post 19 in Bayonne, with sessions at 8am, 12pm, & 4pm. Stop by to talk about out push to raise rates & enforce safe staffing. We also hope to have

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Local 5185 Election Results
Jan 12 2022

The American Arbitration Association (AAA) has conducted and tallied the Election of Officers for Local 5185. Thank you to all the members who participated in this important democratic process.

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Local 5185 Officer Elections
Dec 20 2021

All members in good standing of Local 5185 will be receiving a mailing from the American Arbitration Association (AAA) next week. Please don’t discard, it contains important union information.

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CVS prescription 90 day opt out
Nov 24 2021

HPAE members have the option to participate in, or opt out of, the CVS Maintenance Choice program. This applies to 90 Day prescription refills. If you do nothing, you will be opted in. To opt out, You may also call

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Aug 06 2021

WHAT MANAGEMENT WANTED AND WHAT WE DEFEATED Per diems to become completely at will employees Initial wage proposal of 0.5% per year Health insurance: increases of up to 35% in employee contributions per year. Peri-op forced overtime to finish cases

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Urgent Bayonne HPAE Members Meeting, June 10th
Jun 04 2021

This is your opportunity to voice your opinion on the direction of the negotiation team and the future of YOUR contract. Full explanation of the Union’s and the Medical Center’s proposals will be presented.

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HPAE Local 5185 BMC Bargaining Update, May 27
May 27 2021

To date, we have had six bargaining sessions with management. The following does not represent all proposals on each side. These are preliminary, but represent a priority to address with you at present.

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Bayonne blues
Dec 02 2019

Bayonne Medical Center is looking for a merger partner amid a consolidation wave, but residents worry about losing access to acute care...

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State must update regulations for for-profit hospitals
Mar 25 2019

The State Commission of Investigation report released this week on the byzantine business structures behind three Hudson County hospitalsrevives that queasy feeling we get when linking the words “for profit’’ with traditionally public service organizations.

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We Deserve Parity
Mar 01 2017

HPAE Registered Nurses at Christ Hospital, also owned by CarePoint Health, recently won an hourly bonus of $20 per hour to address critical staffing needs. Local 5185 nurses at Bayonne deserve the same.

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PCP Meeting Set for January 30th
Jan 17 2017

We have scheduled a meeting for PCPs for Monday, January 30th, at our union office on 680 Broadway, 2nd Floor, in Bayonne. The meetings will be held at 1 pm and 3:30 pm. We encourage all PCPs to attend.

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Local 5185 membership meeting, December 12
Nov 29 2016

Attention all HPAE Local 5185 Members Membership Meetings Monday Dec. 12th 8am-9am and 12pm-1pm 4pm-5pm and 8pm-9pm LOCATION: 680 Broadway, 2nd Floor (Above “Hair Cutting Plus”) Bayonne, NJ 07002 For more information call 201-262-5005

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In Memory of Donna Benjamin, RN & HPAE Leader
Jul 21 2016

On Tuesday morning July 19, 2016, HPAE Local 5185 at Bayonne Medical Center, and the City of Bayonne lost a great lady. Our dear friend, colleague, and organizing president Donna Benjamin, R.N. passed away.

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