HPAE Demands Job Protections for Inspira RNs….And Other HPAE News
February 25 2015
HPAE Demands Job Protections for RNs in Inspira-Bayada Joint Venture
HPAE, which represents 1,300 nurses in the Inspira Health system, has filed a grievance over Inspira’s failure to provide proper notice regarding the transfer of the home health license from Inspira Health to Bayada and the subsequent job loss. 31 home care nurses have been informed that they will need to reapply for their positions through Bayada.
The Future of Bergen Regional Medical Center
With a year to go before the contract with the operators of Bergen Regional Medical Center expires, county officials are weighing several options for the institution. HPAE believes that any new arrangement for the hospital must provide for optimal care and worker safety.
Sweeney, Prieto Support the “Fight for $15”
Senate President Steve Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Vince Prieto have joined together to support a raise in New Jersey’s minimum wage to $15 an hour as early as 2021. They have introduced legislation which would immediately raise the wage to $10.10, then mandate annual increases. Here is why they support the “Fight for $15”:
News of Interest for HPAE Members
Check out our compilation of articles this week about the health care industry, politics, and the labor movement, including West Virginia becoming the 26th state with a so-called “right to work” law and debate within the Democratic Party regarding Bernie Sanders’ proposal for “Medicare for All”.
This Week in U.S. Labor History
A crowd estimated to be 100,000 strong rallied at the Wisconsin state Capitol in protest of what was ultimately was to become a successful push by the state’s Republican majority to cripple public employee bargaining rights – February 25, 2011
Read about other important struggles and events in U.S. labor history which occurred from February 22 to February 28, provided by Union Communication Services (UCS).
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