Our HPAE Inspira locals jointly filed grievances in 2021 regarding COVID testing protocols.
Inspira Health recently announced that the integration of Salem Medical Center into the health system is complete, as of Sunday. The hospital has been rebranded as Inspira Medical Center Mannington.
Our HPAE locals, representing all 6 campuses at Inspira, met with management this month to debrief the violent incident at Vineland.
We are excited to announce that we have come to an agreement with the Hospital that will create a “float” RN position.
The Nominations/Election Committee announces that there are five (5) officer positions up for election this year. The officer positions are President, Co-Vice Presidents, Secretary, Treasurer.
We know there are continuing problems with staffing. As of the meeting last month with management, incentives were to be continued. But they are offered at the discretion of management dependent on the need of the unit.
Our local joined HPAE members from across the state in Trenton to push for legislation outlining nurse to patient ratios. This would make ratios a law rather than letting staffing numbers be at the discretion of healthcare facilities
Reminder that the PTO request open period ends on February 28th. Some things to keep in mind as you finalize your requests...
We hope everyone is having a good start to 2023. Here are some updates as we roll into this year...
Please make sure you are up to date with all your mandatory education and certifications for your unit. HealthStream is due at the end of the year. It’s a good idea to login and double check that you’re finished with
We are pleased to announce that we have filled the vacancy on our Local Executive Board (LEB). Alyssa Park is now our local’s Secretary. She works on 3 West Observation unit day shift. Alyssa has been with Inspira since the
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 4 pm or 7:30 pm meeting. Meetings will be held at the Marriott Courtyard, 325 Rowan Blvd, Glassboro. Free parking is
The Nominations/Election Committee announces that they are now accepting nominations to represent Local 5621 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.
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.
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.
We want to start by wishing everyone a Happy New Year. This past year has presented us with some increasing challenges and so far, the beginning of this year is predicting much of the same. But as always, if we
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
Panic buttons are now available on all units for staff members who sit in a close obs or care for patients with violent tendencies and physical outbursts.
The Nominations/Election Committee announces that the following members will serve as delegates for HPAE Local 5621 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.
The Nominations/Election Committee announces that the following members have been elected as officers for Local 5621.
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. The convention committee has been working hard to make
The Nominations/Election Committee announces that there are five (5) Local 5621 officer positions that are up for election this year.
We hope everyone is having a safe and enjoyable summer that includes rest and relaxation. Some updates and reminders for staff...
Your Local Executive Board (LEB) has been working behind the scenes with weekly labor-management meetings and communication to ensure safety has been maintained throughout. If you have any concerning issues as always, please bring them to our attention so they
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.
Our Local Executive Board is very aware of the concerns that have developed since the delay of the opening of the Mullica Hill facility. We have aggressively encouraged open communications with management, however, until Wednesday, December 4, 2019, they have
The Local 5621 Nomination and Election Committee has completed Local 5621 Officer Elections.
The Nominations/Election Committee announces that there are five (5) Local 5621 officer positions that are up for election this year. The nomination committee is currently accepting nominations for these positions. POSITIONS: President Vice President Secretary Treasurer Grievance Chairperson (Job descriptions
Term of the Contract: 3 years, 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%. With additional step increases the
Membership meetings and voting will take place on Tuesday June 4th at Verga Fire Hall, 1415 Crown Point Road, Westville.
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 Woodbury, our negotiations team has met and formulated many proposals to present to management.
We will be holding membership meetings on November 1st at 8 am, 12 pm and 7:30 pm. Meetings will be held at the Best Western, 98 Friars Blvd, Thorofare, NJ
The nomination and elections for HPAE Convention delegates has concluded.
Come to a membership meeting and hear about what’s been happening with our union.
We have just concluded a special election for the seat of President on our Local Executive Board after the position was vacated.
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
Local 5621's Grievance Chair, Tracy Cefaratti won the MSICU's Nurse of the Year award. Congratulations Tracy!
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.
Rich Wear is no longer our local's President as he has taken another position at the hospital. Amy Chew, the local's Vice President will function as Acting President until the Local Executive Board selects Rich's replacement.
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.
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
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
RNs from Inspira Woodbury met yesterday with Woodbury City Council President David Trovato and City Administrator Michael Theokas to share issues they presented at the current contract negotiations and how they may impact Woodbury City residents. Local 5621 Vice
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
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
A majority of Local 5621 full-time and part-time employees voted to participate in the HPAE Retiree Medical Trust in an election administered by the American Arbitration Association (AAA). Since this was an “all or nothing” election, all full-time and
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In This Local
- Sign up for The Power of Social Media: Benefits, Risks, and Best Practices
- Local 5621 Contract (June 1, 2022- May 31, 2025)
- Wage Scales, Effective June 1, 2022
- Member Questions and Concerns
- Membership Application
- Local 5621 Officer and Rep List
- Our Voice Newsletter - May 2021
- Local 5621 Constitution and By-laws
- HPAE Retiree Medical Trust - Basic Information
- HPAE Grievance Form
- NJDOL Division of Unemployment Insurance
- Local 5621 HPAE Officer Nomination Form
Upcoming Events for Local 5621
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