Last Chance to Register for HPAE Education Days ...And Other HPAE News - Health Professionals & Allied Employees

Last Chance to Register for HPAE Education Days …And Other HPAE News

February 18, 2015

Last Chance to Register for HPAE Education Days

We are quickly filling up the seats for HPAE’s Education Days on March 1 (Kenilworth, NJ) and March 3 (Mt. Laurel, NJ). The workshops will focus on preventing violence in the healthcare workplace, including stopping workplace bullying.  Register online now.  You will receive 6 contact hours if you attend for the whole day.

Register for the March 1 Education Day.

Register for the March 3 Education Day.

CarePoint Announces Layoffs

Last Friday, CarePoint Health management provided HPAE with official notice of layoffs of 49 RNs in 5 Tower at Christ Hospital, based on “consolidating” Med/Surg units at the Jersey City hospital. In addition, CarePoint announced the of elimination of five full-time-equivalent, non-nursing positions at Bayonne Medical Center.

Read more here.

Take Action to Protect NJ Pensions from Wall Street Greed

Gov. Christie is proposing massive cuts to health care and pension benefits for public employees, including HPAE members at Rutgers University, Rowan University, and University Hospital. Meanwhile, the state pays huge fees and bonuses to Wall Street hedge fund managers for managing health and pension fund investments. It’s time to demand accountability from those entrusted with our health benefits and retirement security.

Click here to sign the petition to protect pensions from Wall Street greed.

3 Key Issues in Gov. Christie’s Budget

Funding for state pensions, providing money for the nearly empty Transportation Trust Fund, and how much hospitals will be reimbursed for providing uncompensated or “charity” care to uninsured patients are three of the most contentious issues which emerged from Gov. Christie’s budget address on Tuesday.

Read more.

How Judge Scalia’s Death Blew Up an Anti-union Group’s Legal Strategy

The anti-union lawsuit known as Friedrichs vs. California Teachers Assn. is widely viewed as one of the leading casualties of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s death. Scalia’s passing is likely to leave a 4-4 deadlock over the case, so the last ruling, in which the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled for the teachers union, remains in force.

Read more here.

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 potential cuts in charity care payments to NJ hospitals and a report on strike activity in 2015 from the U.S. Dept. of Labor.

Read more here.

This Week in U.S. Labor History

The U.S. Supreme Court decides in favor of sales clerk Leura Collins and her union, the Retail Clerks, in NLRB v. J. Weingarten Inc.—the case establishing that workers have a right to request the presence of their union steward if they believe they are to be disciplined for a workplace infraction – February 19, 1975

Read about other important struggles and events in U.S. labor history which occurred from February 15 to February 21, provided by Union Communication Services (UCS).

Read more here.

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HPAE Retiree Medical Trust

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