President’s Message:


COVID has caused us to re-evaluate our contract language. We will begin reviewing your survey responses to begin formulating contract proposals in the fall. Negotiations will begin in December 2020/ January 2021.

IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU ARE ENGAGED DURING CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS!

If you are not receiving email updates, please email Carol Muller at mullercnc24@aol.com
 
2020 GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS:
December 15th.

Latest News

November 16, 2020

OSHA Issues Violations at Virtua Health System

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November 14, 2020

Virtua Members: A Message from your Local President, Barbara Jones

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November 9, 2020

Virtua: Important Reminder

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November 2, 2020

VIRTUA FLU COMPLIANCE DEADLINE: TODAY, NOVEMBER 2nd | 2020 COMPLIANCE TRAINING DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 16th

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October 30, 2020

Virtua: Voorhees Hospital Incentive Pay (THIS WEEKEND) & Important Reminders

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October 21, 2020

Virtua Flu Compliance Deadline Extended to November 2nd

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September 17, 2020

Have you been disciplined for attendance?

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September 8, 2020

VIRTUA STAFFING WORK GROUP DISCUSSIONS

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September 2, 2020

Congratulations Virtua Local President Barbara Jones on her selection for the 2020 George E. Norcross, Jr. Humanitarian Award by the Southern Central Labor Council

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July 30, 2020

VIRTUA: American Heart Association (AHA) Certifications (extensions set to expire)

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July 21, 2020

VIRTUA: Contract Expiration | Negotiation Preparation | Zoom Membership Meetings: September 29th

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June 30, 2020

VIRTUA: JUNE 23rd MEMBERSHIP MEETING RECAP

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June 26, 2020

VIRTUA: ATTENTION HOME CARE MEMBERS

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Meet Your Officers

Barbara Jones

President

Francesca Ellis

VP Berlin

Diane Williams

VP Camden

Isabelle Braender

VP Homecare

(vacant)

VP Marlton

Theresa Heiler

VP Summit

Jennylin Schott

VP Voorhees

Christina Pease

Recording Secretary

Rebecca Naphys

Corresponding Secretary

Carol Muller

Treasurer

Jil Rimbeck

Chief Steward

Contact Your Local 

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BARBARA JONES

LOCAL PRESIDENT

ADDRESS
Virtua Health, Inc.
50 Lake Center Drive, Suite 110
Marlton, New Jersey 08053

CONTACT
(609) 206-0064

    DIANE WILLIAMS

    VICE PRESIDENT CAMDEN

    ADDRESS
    Virtua Health, Inc.
    50 Lake Center Drive, Suite 110
    Marlton, New Jersey 08053

    CONTACT
    (609) 617-1172

    OTHER INFORMATION
    Berlin-OR

      EVANGELINE SMITH

      VICE PRESIDENT-MARLTON

      ADDRESS
      Virtua Health, Inc.
      50 Lake Center Drive, Suite 110
      Marlton, New Jersey 08053

      CONTACT
      (609) 724-5052

        THERESA HEILER

        VP SUMMIT

        ADDRESS
        200 Bowman Drive
        Suite D-160
        Voorhees, NJ 08043

          JENNYLIN SCHOTT

          VICE PRESIDENT-VOORHEES

          ADDRESS
          Virtua Health, Inc.
          50 Lake Center Drive, Suite 110
          Marlton, New Jersey 08053

          CONTACT
          (609) 744-4589

          OTHER INFORMATION
          PEDS/PICU/CARES

            CHRISTINA PEASE

            RECORDING SECRETARY

            ADDRESS
            Virtua Health, Inc.
            50 Lake Center Drive, Suite 110
            Marlton, New Jersey 08053

            CONTACT
            (856) 296-8235

            OTHER INFORMATION
            ED/CARDIAC REHAB

              VACANT

              CORRESPONDING SECRETARY

              ADDRESS
              Virtua Health, Inc.
              50 Lake Center Drive, Suite 110
              Marlton, New Jersey 08053

              CONTACT
              (609) 636-3712

              OTHER INFORMATION
              L&D/MSW/ICU/PCU

                CAROL MULLER

                TREASURER

                ADDRESS
                Virtua Health, Inc.
                50 Lake Center Drive, Suite 110
                Marlton, New Jersey 08053

                CONTACT
                (609) 790-7959

                OTHER INFORMATION
                Steward-Radiology/VAD

                  JIL RIMBECK

                  CHIEF STEWARD

                  ADDRESS
                  Virtua Health, Inc.
                  50 Lake Center Drive, Suite 110
                  Marlton, New Jersey 08053

                  CONTACT
                  (609) 519-4907

                    ISABELLE BRAENDER

                    VICE PRESIDENT-HOMECARE

                    ADDRESS
                    Virtua Health, Inc.
                    50 Lake Center Drive, Suite 110
                    Marlton, New Jersey 08053

                    OTHER INFORMATION
                    Homecare

                      Important Locals Downloads

                      VIRTUA 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

                      NJ Mandatory Overtime Form
                       

                      Important Forms

                      NJ Earned Sick Leave Law

                      Local News 

                      Ellena Osborne

                      Labor Rep

                      (800) 292-0542 Ext x119
                      email: eosborne@jneso.org

                      Yolanda Brewer

                      Labor Rep

                      (800) 292-0542 x124
                      email: ybrewer@jneso.org

                      Marlton Members: We are in urgent need of a Shop Steward at Marlton! To protect your legal employment rights, it is critical to have Stewards at Marlton. Please consider representing your colleagues by calling the JNESO office, or contacting a Local Officer.

                      MANDATORY TRAINING IS CONSIDERED HOURS WORKED!!!
                      Be sure to schedule mandatory training prior to preliminary schedule postings!
                       
                      Article 26 of your contract, Education and In-Service Time: 26.5:
                       
                      Employees will be paid at their base rate for the time spent in educational classes/in-service which are approved and/or assigned by the Nurse Manager. These hours will be part of the regular work week and regularly scheduled unless otherwise agreed upon between the employee and the Manager.
                      CHECK YOUR PATHWAYS: Concerns raised about meeting your obligations to transfer within your pathways. Article 49.1 of your contract addresses if a nurse does not have the training and/or experience to work in a certain clinical area of practice.
                      DENIAL OF PTO: Article 47 of your contract addresses Scheduling and Availability:
                       
                      Request for the use of PTO time must be submitted to the manager on the approved request form. 
                      (8.h) Once the permanent schedule is posted, coverage for additional time off will be the responsibility of the employee. PTO approval shall not be unreasonably denied and request for additional time off shall be answered promptly. 
                      ON-GOING CANCELLATION/ ON-CALL ISSUE: Article 48.5 of your contract states: 
                       
                      An employee who has been canceled may, by mutual agreement, be placed on call of the shift and if so designated, will be paid the applicable on-call rate for the hours on call. In the event that an employee is called into work from an on-call status, the employee will be paid at a rate of time and one-half for the hours worked. In the event that the Employer fails to call the employee’s home as set forth in Section 48.2 above and the employee is canceled upon arrival at work, the employee will be paid for two (2) hours.

                      Meal Breaks: The Fair Labor Standards Act stipulates that ordinarily, an employer must pay workers if the break is less than 30 minutes. If the employer requires the employee to stay in his or her work area and perform any work, then the employer must pay the employee, even if the break is 30 minutes or more. Similarly, if the employer asks an employee to do any work during the break, it may have to pay for the entire break. This is the law. If a manager tells you otherwise, ask them to call the NJ Department of Wage and Hour to check at 609-292-1704. For questions, visit the US Department of Labor: Wage and Hour Division website

                       
                      Safety and Security at the Workplace: Some Nurses have brought to our attention safety and security concerns working at the Emergency Department at the Virtua Voorhees and Camden locations. Some of these concerns include but are not limited to, patients coming in with a variety of weapons, short staffing, lack of security staff, long walks to parking spots at night, lack of metal detectors, and security cameras…etc.  Our local leadership is currently addressing these issues with Virtua. If you feel unsafe at work for any reason, first, call Virtua Security then call the Virtua Corporate Compliance Hotline at (800) 268-0502 to report the safety concern/incident.

                      It is JNESO’s obligation to preserve your rights, and we are committed to protecting your rights under collective bargaining. If you have any questions or concerns please contact your Labor Rep. Ellena Osborne.