Nurses at Jersey Shore University Medical Center and Southern Ocean Medical Center ratify contracts

August 3, 2017

Negotiations with 1,500 nurses represented by HPAE at the two hospitals ended with a contract ratified and team members receiving raises of up to 2.5 percent. The hospital’s bargaining committee worked hard through nearly 20 sessions since June 21 to reach agreements which resulted in our continued delivery of safe, high-quality care for patients and competitive and fair wages and benefits for our teams. (Additional media coverage included: Asbury Park Press (8/3) Nurses at two Hackensack Meridian hospitals get up to 2.5 percent raise; PublicNow.com (8/3) Nurses Ratify a 1 Year Contract with Hackensack Meridian Health; Insidernj.com (8/2) Nurses at coastal hospitals reach agreement with Hackensack Meridian Health; PharmacyChoice (8/2) Hackensack Meridian, nurses agree on new contract; SandPaper (08/02) Federal Mediator Joins Contract Negotiations for Nurses at Southern Ocean Medical Center; Medical Health News (8/1) Hackensack Meridian, nurses agree on new contract; Asbury Park Press (8/1) Hackensack Meridian, nurses make progress on new contract; Asbury Park Press Letter to the Editor (7/31) Nurses deserve appropriate compensation; 92.7 WOBM (7/31) News Flash Briefing; Becker’s Hospital Review (7/28) Federal Mediator Aids Negotiations for Nurses and Hospitals; Becker’s Hospital Review (7/28) Nurses bring in federal mediator as possible strike looms; Publicnow (7/28) Federal mediator joins negotiations between nurses and Hackensack Meridian Health; and Medical Health News (7/28) Nurses at 2 Shore hospitals threaten Aug. 10 strike.)

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