Local 5629 - Health Professionals & Allied Employees

Welcome to Local 5629

Local 5629 represents professional and non-professional staff at the AAC/Sunrise House, an inpatient detox and rehab facility for individuals with substance abuse issues.


Layoff Settlement Agreement Reached
Jun 30 2023

A short time ago, HPAE and AAC executed an agreement that provides enhanced severance pay and other benefits for our members that were laid off by Sunrise House/AAC in the last two weeks.

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Local 5629 member Update, June 22, 2023
Jun 22 2023

We want to thank all of the members who came out to yesterday’s Emergency Membership Meeting and want to bring everyone up to date with what we currently know and understand about the situation.

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HPAE Local 5629 Members: Ratification Vote
Oct 06 2020

The American Arbitration Association will be conducting our Ratification vote. The emailing of voting instructions and Personal Identification Numbers (“PINs”) will take place on Thursday, October 8th, 2020 at 6:00 A.M.

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First Day of Negotiations
Aug 20 2020

Today was the first day of negotiations between management and the union. Of course, due to the COVID pandemic, these meetings are being held virtually using zoom.

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Local 5629 Officer Election Result
Feb 24 2020

The American Arbitration Association has completed the tally of the Special Election of Local 5629 Officer Election. We would like to thank all the candidates for their participation.

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Local 5629 Special Election Alert
Feb 05 2020

All members of Local 5629 should have received a mailing from the American Arbitration Association (AAA) to vote for a new Local Co-Vice President. Included in the mailing should be a ballot, a secret ballot envelope and a business return

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Local 5629 Officer Election Results
Jul 19 2019

The Local 5629 Nomination and Election Committee has completed Local 5629 Officer Elections. The American Arbitration Association, a national recognized neutral organization, mailed and counted all the ballots.

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Local 5629 Officer Elections
Jul 01 2019

Ballots for Local 5629 Officer Elections are being mailed out. The election is being conducted and overseen by the American Arbitration Association. Any voters with missing or damaged ballots will be directed to request replacements by calling our Duplicate Hotline

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Local 5629 members: Special Election Update
Dec 20 2018

Local 5629 Nomination and Election Committee has been advised that a number of members did not receive ballots to vote in the 2018 Special Election. To assure that all eligible members have the opportunity to vote, the Committee has

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Sunrise House Workers Are United and Strong
Jun 29 2017

Local 5629 members at Sunrise House, who recently ratified a first contract settlement, are now at work with a strong contract which provides for significant wage increases, strong health and safety language, staffing improvements, and rights to fair treatment.

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Bargaining Update – May 31, 2017
Jun 01 2017

We made progress today in the negotiations, but management still refuses to budge on the issues that are vital for our ability to provide the best care possible for our patients.

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Negotiations Update – May 22, 2017
May 23 2017

We have membership meetings today at the Lafayette Firehouse, at 1:30 pm and 5:30 pm. Meanwhile, the Negotiations Committee will be bargaining with management to try to reach a settlement.

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Send a message to AAC CEO Michael Cartwright!
May 20 2017

Send a message to AAC CEO Michael Cartwright: "Listen to your caregivers on the frontlines of NJ’s opioid and addiction crisis. Negotiate in good faith to fix dangerous conditions that threaten patients and staff at Sunrise House.”

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Sunrise House Local Prepares for ULP Strike
May 18 2017

Local 5629 members at Sunrise House, an in-patient addiction treatment center in Lafayette, New Jersey, are preparing for a three day, Unfair Labor Practice (ULP) strike beginning Wednesday, May 24. HPAE represents 120 nurses and addiction treatment workers at Sunrise

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Unfair Labor Practice (ULP) Strike Update
May 17 2017

As you are aware, on Friday, May 12th, your negotiating committee gave management a 10-day notice that if management did not come to the table and negotiate in good faith, there would be a three-day Unfair Labor Practice (ULP) strike.

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Union Negotiations Update
Dec 12 2016

We've been negotiating with AAC/Sunrise House management for our first union contract since September 21 and have had nine bargaining sessions.

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Sunrise House Workers Begin Contract Negotiations
Sep 22 2016

Less than three months after Sunrise House workers overwhelmingly voted for union representation with HPAE, the Sunrise House Union Negotiations Committee met with management at the first bargaining session yesterday. The Union Committee was elected by the membership last month

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Thats all, folks - no more news!

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