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Oct-20-17

National Respiratory Care Week: October 22-28 (Press Release) North Brunswick, N.J. – People across New Jersey breathe easier everyday thanks to the many respiratory care professionals who use their skills to help patients suffering from lung conditions. JNESO a healthcare union that represents respiratory technicians at several medical facilities, would like to thank all these professionals for their commitment to patient care in honor of National Respiratory Care Week (RC Week), October 22-28.

Oct-06-17

JNESO Healthcare Union Endorses Members of NJ Legislature For November Election (Press Release) North Brunswick, N.J. – JNESO District Council 1, representing more than 5,000 healthcare workers, is proud to announce the endorsement of 100 candidates for the New Jersey State Legislature. North Brunswick, N.J. (Oct. 6, 2017) – JNESO District Council 1, representing more than 5,000 healthcare workers, is proud to announce the endorsement of 100 candidates for the New Jersey State Legislature. The JNESO Board of Directors, led by Board President Elfrieda Johnson, unanimously voted to endorse these candidates after a thorough review of voting records, public positions and responses to a top healthcare issues questionnaire.

Aug-31-17

State health care workers struggle with staff reductions (NorthJersey.com) We love our patients – just ask any health care professional who works day in and day out caring for them. It’s a labor of love, as we work long hours – often nights, holidays and weekends. This leads to time away from our families, friends and communities. But we do it because we care about our patients. They are our No. 1 priority, and we often are the ones patients see first thing in the morning and the last thing at night. We may be their only social contact much of the day.

Aug-11-17

JNESO Union Outraged by Careless Handling of I-9 Documents for VNA Workers (Press Release) NORTH BRUNSWICK -On Friday, August 11th, JNESO, the healthcare union, is outraged and demanding answers after the discovery of hundreds of highly sensitive documents and worker eligibility forms associated with employees of the Visiting Nurses Association (VNA). “This is an egregious violation of trust, especially in this day and age when the protection of personal information is vital with respect to patient information and privacy under HIPPA laws,” said Douglas Placa, Executive Director of JNESO, the healthcare workers union that represents some 120 members of the VNA, and more than 5,000 healthcare workers in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

May-09-17

JNESO URGES PA LEGISLATORS SUPPORT THE HOSPITAL NURSING STAFF REPORT CARD ACT (Press Release) HARRISBURG -On Tuesday, May 9th, JNESO District Council 1 representatives joined nurses, legislators and other health care unions to urge the legislature to pass The Hospital Nursing Staff Report Card Act (House Bill 833 & Senate Bill 336). HB-833/SB-336 would create a public reporting system for nurse staffing in hospitals and other acute care facilities aimed at improving patient safety and giving patients and their families the information they need to make important choices when it comes to potentially life-saving medical care. JNESO District Council 1 represents over 700 registered nurses at health care facilities in Pennsylvania.

May-08-17

St. Mary's laying off 20 nurses, medical techs (NorthJersey.com) Twenty nurses and medical technicians will be laid off at St. Mary's General Hospital in Passaic, union officials said Monday. News of the cuts comes during National Nurses Week, the largest event recognizing nurses and their contribution to health care. "It's kind of like saying, 'Thank you, you're fired,' " said Doug Placa, executive director of JNESO District Council 1, the union representing more than 400 nurses and technicians at St. Mary's. "I think 'ironic' is a very apropos word here."

May-08-17

St. Mary's Hospital to Nurses and Professional Techs: This Nurses' Week, You're Fired (Press Release) PASSAIC -As the nationwide recognition of Nurses' Week kicked off on Saturday May 6, h, St. Mary's General Hospital in the City of Passaic first violated their employees' rights to union representation and then notified them that they would be laid off. JNESO District Council 1, the union representing more than 400 nurses and professional technical employees at the Hospital, responded by filing an Unfair Labor Practice (ULP) with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).

Mar-23-17

JNESO Announced Support for Phil Murphy for Governor (Press Release) NORTH BRUNSWICK -JNESO, the union representing 5,000 hospital and clinical workers, including nurses, LPNs and licensed technical employees, this morning endorsed Phil Murphy for governor. The endorsement comes on the seventh anniversary of President Barack Obama’s signing of the Affordable Care Act, and as President Trump and the House Republicans try to undo the law.

Jan-27-17

LVHN-POCONO ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL LAYOFFS, HEALTHCARE UNION CONDEMNS! (Press Release) EAST STROUDSBURG, PA - Today, JNESO District Council 1 Executive Director Doug Placa and PMC Local President Mona Hartle issued the following statements following a second round of layoffs at LVHN-Pocono. “Back in December Pocono Medical Center initially announced that 61 (sixty-one) nurses would be laid off.” said Doug Placa, Executive Director for the union. “JNESO impressed upon them that it was ill advised, and that staffing remains paramount at the hospital.

Jan-03-17

NURSES' UNION DEMANDS SAFE STAFFING AND QUALITY PATIENT CARE AT POCONO MEDICAL CENTER (Press Release) EAST STROUDSBURG, PA - Today, Pocono Medical Center (PMC) Registered Nurses voiced their continued support for quality patient care at Pocono Medical Center. “The recent layoff of Registered Nurses at Pocono Medical Center was difficult for all of us. The loss of one nurse is a tragedy; the hospital needs to ensure nurses are staffed adequately and have the resources needed to provide quality patient care,” said Mona Hartle, President of the PMC Local Chapter of JNESO.

Dec-22-16

NURSES' HEALTHCARE UNION BLASTS LAYOFFS AT POCONO MEDICAL CENTER FOLLOWING PMC $3.8 MILLION ER MODERNIZATION (Press Release) EAST STROUDSBURG, PA - Today, JNESO District Council 1 Executive Director Doug Placa and PMC Local President Mona Hartle issued the following statements following the December 13th announcement that 61 Registered Nurses [RNs] would be laid off at Pocono Medical Center (PMC). The targeted units for lay-offs are: Emergency Department, Rapid Treatment Center, and a Medical/Surgical unit [3B] that cares for orthopedic patients.

Dec-14-16

NURSES' Pocono Medical Center to lay off 61 Registered Nurses (Pocono Record) Pennsylvania and New Jersey healthcare union JNESO was informed of the planned layoffs Tuesday, Douglas Placa, district council executive director, said. The union represents registered nurses at PMC, and has had members employed there since 1994.