President’s Message

Congratulations to our new Local Secretary, Michelle Blizzard!
 

NEW CONTRACT: should be on each unit, copies were distributed at the March 14th Membership Meeting.

CHECK YOUR PAYCHECKS: Many payroll errors are in the process of being corrected [Certification pay; PTO accruals; Valic matching contributions; unidentified errors]

KRONOS: Management can change to balance schedule but should not be changed once the schedule is posted.

REIMBURSEMENT FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION reviewed. Monies from last year approx. $2600, so you should be reimbursed for mileage.

EPIC: Blackout period 2 weeks before and after “go live”: Sept. 15, 2019 to Oct. 15, 2019. Management will have people from the Valley to facilitate training.

POLICIES: Management is rolling out new LVHN policies; please keep your eyes open for any changes.

CROSS-UNIT HIRES: Management is requesting to hire RNs for primary unit, with another unit as regular pull when needed. JNESO has rejected this concept as it violates our CBA.

CALL-IN POLICY: New policy cites employee out 3 consecutive days requires Employee Health clearance to return to work. JNESO objected and management is reviewing the process.

PTO: Want to see your PTO Accruals? Sign in to Lawson; Go to Employee Health, leaves & time off tile; Click on Leave Balance; It shows Holiday PTO & Sick Banks; Click on the small light grey arrow under Balance Details; See accruals & usage.

DECEMBER 6th VOTE: VOLUNTARY ON-CALL BONUS REJECTED; management now wants to negotiate again!

LIGHTS: JNESO is petitioning for lighting at the Parking Deck cross-walk.

2018 GRIEVANCE SUMMARY: 17 filed; 3 open; 6 settled; 3 wins!; 3 withdrawn; 3 resolved. Preceptors, please contact a Local Officer if orientees are pulled off the unit to cover the other units.

GIRLS ON THE RUN POCONO: Over 200 pairs of shoes were collected in 2018; continue to collect for 2019!

WHY IS GUARANTEED TIME IMPORTANT?
(scroll down for the answer)

Meet Your Officers

Mona Hartle

President

Kelly Bratcher

Vice President

Donna Brown

Treasurer

Michelle Blizzard

Secretary

Annmarie Ruggiero

Co-Chief Steward

Tom Dietrich

Co-Chief Steward

Contact Your Local Officer

Click your Local Officer’s name below to view your officer’s contact information

MONA HARTLE

LOCAL PRESIDENT

ADDRESS
Pocono Medical Center
206 E. Brown Street East Stroudsburg, PA 18301

CONTACT
(570) 476-3595

OTHER INFORMATION
SPU

KELLY BRATCHER

VICE PRESIDENT

ADDRESS
Pocono Medical Center
206 E. Brown Street
East Stroudsburg, PA 18301

CONTACT
(570) 470-2386

OTHER INFORMATION
ER-DAY SHIFT

LORI DEIBLER

LOCAL TREASURER

ADDRESS
Pocono Medical Center
206 E. Brown Street
East Stroudsburg, PA 18301

OTHER INFORMATION
CARDIAC REHAB

PATRICIA (PATTI) HAELSIG

STEWARD

ADDRESS
Pocono Medical Center
206 E. Brown Street
East Stroudsburg, PA 18301

OTHER INFORMATION
ICCU-DAY SHIFT

ANNMARIE RUGGIERO

CO-CHIEF STEWARD

ADDRESS
Pocono Medical Center
206 E. Brown Street
East Stroudsburg, PA 18301

OTHER INFORMATION
RAPID TREATMENT

DONNA BROWN

CO CHIEF STEWARD

ADDRESS
Pocono Medical Center
206 E. Brown Street
East Stroudsburg, PA 18301

OTHER INFORMATION
Unit 4B-DAY SHIFT

Important Locals Downloads

PMC CONTRACT

View, Download or Print your Local Contract

Important Forms

Acute Care/Long Term Care Short Staffing Assignment Despite Objection Form

Important Forms

Home Health Short Staffing Form

Important Forms

USDOL FMLA Form
 

Important Forms

PA Mandatory Overtime Form
 

Local News 

Karen May

Labor Rep

Phone/Ext:
(800) 292-0542 Ext x112
Email:
kmay@jneso.org

WHY IS GUARANTEED TIME IMPORTANT?
Do you know what Article 8.3 of your Contract means?

You should, because your paycheck depends on it!

  • It’s the legally binding Article that ensures you have the right to work what you were hired for, whether that be 3, 5 or 6, or 10 days per pay period.
  • When you accepted a job at PMC they agreed there would be work for you.
  • Now, if patient census is low they can offer you the day off and you can take it or not, IT’S YOUR CHOICE [Article 10.10].
  • MANAGEMENT WANTS TO GET RID OF ARTICLE 8.3!!!
  • They want the ability to cancel you when THEY want….AS MUCH AS THEY WANT!
  • It won’t matter if you were canceled yesterday, they can cancel you again, and again tomorrow if they deem it necessary.
  • It won’t matter if it leaves your floor short staffed because there is “low census”.
  • It won’t matter about your seniority either… Supervisors will pick who stays home.
  • Oh and those benefits that they want to charge you double for now, well if you are canceled enough times YOU won’t QUALIFY FOR THEM ANYMORE.

Eye on Your Contract:

CALLED TO A MEETING? – Please remember to contact a JNESO Officer/Steward if called to a meeting that could result in discipline [no matter what that meeting is called i.e. root cause, peer review, team building, investigatory]! This is your right!