HPAE TO HOLD TELE-PRESS CONFERENCE TODAY TO DENOUNCE FIRING OF JERSEY SHORE HOSPITAL NURSE/UNION LEADER
Union To File Charges Against Hackensack Meridian
New Jersey — HPAE President Debbie White will hold a tele-press conference to protest the firing of HPAE Local President and registered nurse Adam Witt from Hackensack Meridian Jersey Shore University Medical Center. Hospital management had prevented Witt from entering the hospital last week and fired him last night simply for defending a fellow nurse who was being disciplined by Hackensack Meridian.
White will also announce that HPAE is filing a charge against Hackensack Meridian for unlawful discipline and termination of unionized healthcare workers and for retaliating against their workers who are not only providing care but demanding to have the protective equipment they need to stay safe on the frontlines.
This announcement will take place today, April 7, at 4:15 p.m. during a conference call:
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The Health Professionals and Allied Employees (HPAE) is the largest union of Registered Nurses and health care professionals in New Jersey. With more than to 13,000 members, we are also the fastest growing health care union in the state, as our membership has more than tripled in size since 1981.
HPAE members in our 23 locals include nurses, social workers, therapists, technicians, medical researchers and other healthcare professionals. We work in hospitals, nursing homes, home care agencies, blood banks and university research facilities throughout New Jersey and the Philadelphia area.