RNs - New Jersey

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Hudson hospitals and nurses union ink 3-year deals

Steven Lemongello, Jersey Journal, June 7, 2006

The final step in the long negotiations between four Hudson County hospitals and their nurses unions was reached Monday, when Health Professionals and Allied Employees Local 5147 ratified a new three-year contract with Meadowlands Hospital in Secaucus.

Also inking a deal were the service workers of the Meadowlands Employees Union. ... Hudson

New contracts ratified by NJ union nurses

Linda A. Johnson, Associated Press, June 7, 2006

Union nurses who had authorized strikes at eight New Jersey hospitals as their contracts were about to expire have finished bargaining and overwhelmingly ratified new agreements, their union said yesterday.

Meanwhile, negotiations were to resume today between the union and Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, which had locked out its 660 unionized registered nurses for three days after contract talks broke down last Friday. ... New

Nurses at eight hospitals approve contracts

Courier-Post, June 7, 2006

Trenton - Union nurses who had authorized strikes at eight New Jersey hospitals as their contracts were about to expire have finished bargaining and overwhelmingly ratified new agreements, their union said Tuesday.

Meanwhile, negotiations were to resume today between the union and Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, which had locked out its 660 unionized registered nurses for three days after contract talks broke down last Friday. ... Nurses

Nursing contracts approved at 8 hospitals; talks resume at 9th

Linda A. Johnson, Associated Press, June 6, 2006

Trenton - Union nurses who had authorized strikes at eight New Jersey hospitals as their contracts were about to expire have finished bargaining and overwhelmingly ratified new agreements, their union said Tuesday.

Meanwhile, negotiations were to resume Wednesday between the union and Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, which had locked out its 660 unionized registered nurses for three days after contract talks broke down last Friday. ... Nursing

Englewood, nurses set to critique care

Barbara Williams, NorthJersey.com, June 5, 2006

Englewood - How well Englewood Hospital and Medical Center ran over the weekend with its nursing staff locked out will probably not be determined for a few more days.

A hospital spokeswoman said the weekend was uneventful, and the hospital was "looking forward to the nurses getting back to work [today]. Things went smoothly, and we're in good shape," Maria Margiotta said on Sunday.

But nurses said they received calls from patients and their families "with serious concerns over the nursing care." ... Englewood

Nurses Lockout at Englewood Hospital Ends

1010 WINS, June 5, 2006

Englewood - Unionized nurses are back on the job at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center.

They were locked out in a labor dispute on Friday. Managers and replacement nurses performed their duties.

A state official monitored patient care over the weekend.

The hospital decided to lock out its 660 unionized RNs even though the union said it would postpone a planed strike. ... Nurses

Care of hospital patients OK despite lockout of union nurses

John Chadwick, NorthJersey.com, June 4, 2006

State officials said Saturday that they've received no reports of problems at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, which is relying on replacement nurses after imposing a lockout on its unionized nurses Friday.

"We are not aware of any patient care problems," said Donna Leusner, a spokeswoman for the state Department of Health and Senior Services. "We have had no complaints and we continue to monitor the situation closely." ... Care

Nurses renegotiate contracts

Jack Herman, Jersey Journal, June 3, 2006

Nurses and health care workers unions at two Hudson County hospitals ratified new three-year contracts Thursday night, another has a tentative agreement and a fourth was still in negotiations last night.

Union members at Bayonne Medical Center and Christ Hospital in Jersey City voted overwhelmingly to accept their agreements Thursday, while the union and management at Palisades Medical Center in North Bergen have reached a tentative deal, with a vote slated for today, said Jeanne Otersen, a spokeswoman for the Health Professional Allied Employees union, which represents the nurses. ... Nurses

Hospital, nurses agree to extend contract, resume talks

Lindy Washburn & Mary Jo Layton, NorthJersey.com, June 3, 2006

Englewood Hospital and Medical Center sent hundreds of nurses into the streets Friday morning in a rare lockout of unionized health-care professionals, after contract talks deadlocked over pension benefits.

By afternoon, though, under pressure from state and local leaders, the hospital agreed to end the lockout on Monday morning and the two sides agreed to resume negotiations and extend the current contract for three weeks. ... Hospital

Temporary pact ends a lockout of nurses

Russell Ben-Ali, Star-Ledger, June 3, 2006

Hundreds of unionized nurses who were locked out yesterday by Englewood Hospital and Medical Center in the midst of a contract dispute will return to work Monday morning under a temporary settlement reached with hospital management.

Officials at the 550-bed medical center said they had terminated an agreement with replacement nurses who began working yesterday as the threat of a strike by the nurses loomed.

Staff nurses will return to work at 7 AM Monday - replacement nurses will remain on duty until then - and contract negotiations will resume Wednesday, a hospital spokeswoman said. ... Temporary

County doctors still send patients to NJ hosptial with nurses lockout

Jane Lerner, Journal News, June 3, 2006

Rockland doctors who admit patients to Englewood Hospital and Medical Center said yesterday they had no plans to send those people elsewhere despite a labor dispute at the New Jersey facility that included a lockout of nurses.

The lockout started yesterday. By late yesterday, the union representing the nurses was told by the hospital that the lockout would end at 7 AM Monday.

The union and hospital vow to continuing negotiating. ... County

Nurses locked out

Associated Press, June 3, 2006

Englewood - Englewood Hospital and Medical Center locked out its 660 unionized registered nurses after contract talks broke down early yesterday morning.

Replacement nurses were brought in while members of the Health Professionals and Allied Employees, who reported to work at 7 AM, gathered on the sidewalk.

On Thursday New Jersey's biggest nurses' union - at the urging of several politicians - had offered to postpone a planned strike, but the hospital's president and chief executive officer, Douglas Duchak, rejected the 10-day cooling-off period proposed by the politicians. ... Nurses

Englewood Hospital lockout of nurses to end Monday

Newsday, June 2, 2006

Englewood - Unionized nurses who were locked out by Englewood Hospital and Medical Center amid a contract dispute will be allowed to return to work Monday morning, the hospital said.

However, the 550-bed hospital and the nurses' union, the 11,000-member Health Professionals and Allied Employees, remained without a new agreement Friday after contract talks broke off about 3 AM.

The next negotiation session is not expected until Wednesday, but the union said terms of the current contract have been extended until June 21. ... Englewood

New Jersey Hospital Locks Out Union Nurses, Then Relents

Nate Schweber, New York Times, June 2, 2006

Englewood - The Englewood Hospital and Medical Center here locked out 660 unionized registered nurses early Friday morning after contract talks collapsed, but state and county officials announced hours later that the nurses would be permitted to return to work at 7 AM Monday.

Hospital officials and local leaders said talks would resume on Wednesday, and the deadline for a new contract was extended to June 21. ... New Jersey

Nurses at a local hospital on the picket line

660 union nurses not allowed to work today.
WABC Eyewitness News, June 2, 2006

Nurses at a New Jersey hospital are on a picket line this morning after not reaching a contractual agreement with hospital officials.

This morning nurses at Englewood Hospital in New Jersey had to walk past the entrance because they were not allowed in to work.

At 7:00 this morning Englewood officials locked out the nurses this morning after not reaching a contractual agreement. ... Nurses

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