GREAT NEWS: JNESO ARBITRATION WIN!!!
We were successful in arbitration regarding the reduction of PTO shifts allowed for vacations and extra weekends off. While this case was about the NICU, we hope to expand the winning argument through-out the Virtua System.
We urge you to read our arbitration award in its entirety (click here)
After JNESO Reps meet with management for implementation of the award, we will update you further.
EYE ON YOUR CONTRACT: ARTICLE 15 TRANSFERS AND PROMOTIONS (page 30) Whenever the Employer determines that a job vacancy exists in the bargaining unit that vacancy will be posted in accordance with the Employer’s posting policy. All such vacancies shall be posted for a minimum of five (5) calendar days. The posting shall specify the position, status, shift, unit and location[s]. The procedure set forth in this Article shall be used to bid on newly created/open positions, promotions, unit transfers, shift transfers and/or status changes. When there are multiple open positions, check the Requisition Number. To apply for each open position you must respond to each open Requisition Number. Virtua does not automatically consider you for each opening unless you apply for each position. EYE ON YOUR CONTRACT: ARTICLE 48 CANCELLATIONS (pages 118-120) Unless you agree, YOU CAN NOT BE CANCELLED once you receive report. You can request to replace agency and Per Diem in your unit, any comparable unit, and units in your pathways.
PTO DENIALS: Managers have 14 days to approve or deny your PTO request, ARTICLE 47 of your Contract (page 110) IF YOUR PTO IS DENIED, CONTACT A LOCAL OFFICER IMMEDIATELY! Being a Charge Nurse is voluntary. You must notify a manager in advance, in writing, if you choose to not take charge. If a manager forces you to take charge, call the JNESO office immediately! (732) 745-2776. JNESO has become aware that some RNs are working out of their Scope of Practice/Pathways/Job Description: Beware! This can jeopardize your job and license. Our STAFFING WORKGROUP is up and running, our members are: Heather Davis, Voorhees ER, Heather Florian, Marlton 3N, Michael Smith, Voorhees 5th floor, and Debra Andrews, Voorhees ICU. If you encounter staffing issues, please contact one of the Staffing Work Group members.
There was a substantial change to the language in your new contract regarding calling-out two weeks before/after a holiday. This is a distinct change from the previous contract. Please note the below contract language:
ARTICLE 22 HOLIDAYS (page 47)
22.10: If an employee calls out when assigned and/or expected to work pursuant to this Article, the employee may be scheduled for either of the next two (2) holidays listed above at management’s discretion. If an employee calls out on the last scheduled workday within 4 days before or after the holiday, or on the holiday, the employee shall not receive PTO for the call out.
REMEMBER TO FILL-OUT A SHORT STAFFING FORM IF YOU FEEL YOU DO NOT HAVE ADEQUATE STAFFING OR ANCILLARY SUPPORT!