Area 1 –ER
Area 2 – Progressive Care, ICU, 2 West, Respiratory, Cardiology, Quality Assurance, Infection Control
Jennifer Cruz, RN Vice President
Jacqueline Chiarillo, Respiratory - 578-2405
Carey Diraimo, RN Progressive - 226-4533
Lianne Jacavone, RN Progressive - 942-1266
Nicole Jarvis, ICU - 569-6249
Cheryl St.George, PROG - 837-0476
Area 3 – Preadmission , OR Main, PACU, ASC. Outpatient Surgery, Cath Lab, Endoscopy, Special Procedures, Orderlies, CSR, Storeroom, Anesthesia Assistants, Endo Techs and Endo Assistants
Janet Harris, OR-Main – Vice President – 480-1894
Michelle Lopez, Vice President, ASC Tech – 823-4049
Kathy Demirjian, PACU – 463-9497
Rose Desnoyers, RN - 864-4070
Joanna Detroia , PACU ASC – 781-5923
Maureen McNelis, secretary, PAT - 480-7667
Jennifer Muschiano, ASC - 413-4094
Arthur Spinard, ENDO Tech – 749-2999
Gayle Vincent, OPSU ASC – 451-5216
Sheena Vidler-Given, OR Main – 787-0589
Area 4 – Third Floor, 3 South, 3 North, Nsg Office Floats, 3 West (Women's Care) L&D, Nursery, dialysis, 3 North, Lift Team
Mary Quinn, L&D - Vice President - 487-6964
Matthew Johnson, Lift Team - 301-6288
James Kralicky, RN Float Pool - 749-0107
Rebecca Laplant, RN Float Pool - 489-8160
TinaMarie Medeiros, float CNA – 578-3576
Susan Michaud, CNA Float Pool - 433-2492
Area 5 - 4th Floor, 5th Floor, Rehab, 2 North
Barbara Dubois, 5W -Vice President - 429-8138
Jennifer Fratus, 4W - 692-1469
Charles Gracie 4NW - 743-6195
Susan Mochrie, 4NW - 826-2775
Jane Nardone, 5W
Shana Peltier, CNA 4NW - 651-3993
Cheryl Scorpio, secretary 4W - 465-1200
Area 6 – Environmental Services, Food services, Diagnostics, Engineering
Emma Franco, Ultrasound, Vice President - 787-7033
Susan Barbour, facilities - 465-1219
Dawn Bowden, EVS - 258-3458
Joanne Budnick, EVS - 727-0726
Deborah Correia, EVS - 461-2668
Duarte Ed Costa, Facilities - 871-0424
Dan Knapp, Facilities - 932-8262
Gail Lucas, EVS - 826-1664
Sandy Robinson, EVS - 789-6471
Sheryl Tondreau, Dietary - 835-5535
Darlene Underwood, Xray - 738-7592
Area 7 - HME, TAC, Phlebs, Sleep Lab & Clinic, Breast Center, Wound Care, IV, IT, Education, Outpatient Infusion
Lisa Demers Ferry, Vice President –OPIU –486-1236
Jan Colvin, Infusion Unit – 739-6826
Marianne Bond, Co.Care – 294-8131
Diane Fitzpatrick, Co. Care – 480-8265
Jane Lamanna, Infusion Unit – 996-7846
Virginia MacMillan, Spec Proc – 524-3650
Janice McKenna, Infusion Unit - 474-9050
Julienne Miner, Wound Center – 864-9473
Judith A Gravier, HME - 486-5737
Doreen Walsh, HME - 486-7432
Jean Gagnon, Lab - 741-3080
Luz Molina, Lab - 722-1869
Area 8_VP at Large RN
Allen Goodwin, PACU, Vice President @ Large - 256-1265
Area 9 VP at Large Other Employees
Michelle Eagan, ASC Tech, Vice President @ large - 451-4897
Kent UNAP Local 5008:
In the News
Newly Elected Officers
The election took place on December 11, 2014 at the Holiday Inn Express at 901 Jefferson Blvd., Warwick, RI. The election was run and observed by two members and one retired member who donated their time to make our election fair and private for each voter. Thank you to Karen D'Abrosca, RN (3N) Chairperson; Lynn McGrath, RN (Dialysis) and Debra Almeida, RN (retired) for your time and effort to make our elections professional and private.
All main positions of the Executive Board for Local 5008 were contested seats and one Vice President seat in Area 3 Surgical Services. The results are as follows:
President: Rose Desnoyers, BSN, RN (IV Team)
Executive VP: Michael Choquette, RN (3 North)
Treasurer: Andrea Mayer, RN (ICU)
Secretary: Janice McKenna, BSN, RN (Infusion Unit)
Area 3 VP: Tracy Wood, RN (OR)
Congratulations to the winners! Lets not forget the people who ran for these seats and did not succeed. They should be thanked for increasing the awareness of the local and helping to bring out the numbers for voting 31% of our 810 eligible voters came out to vote. Thank you to Robert Martinez, RN, (clinical informatics); Alan Fortes, RN, (ER); Inger Sarver, RN, (ER); Gail McKenna, RN, (ER) and Martha Galeota, RN, (OR).
Environmental Services Vote to Join Local 5008 October 2014
In an astounding 53-36 vote Local 5008 welcomes nearly 100 environmental services workers at Kent into the union. With this win, the Local is poised to be more formidable in the 2015 negotiations.
Any other groups within the hospital interested in organizing should contact Bob Martinez (484.8262) or Jeanne Jose (831.3647). The recent successful campaigns in the CNA/Tech group and Environmental Services should serve as a beacon of hope that all employees at Kent will have the option to unionize and protect worker's rights through a negotiated contract.
Kent CNA/Techs Bargain First Contract
Local 5008's newest members have negotiated their first contract, which will expire mid-2015. At that time, the RN unit will join them in negotiations.
2013 Member Survey
Local 5008 leadership has recognized that attendance at membership meetings has been very low in the past. We would like to improve this. It is important now and moving forward that we stand together and form a united and cohesive front as we battle with the ever-changing healthcare marketplace and future contract negotiations. Now that Memorial Hospital has joined Care New England, we predict that many items of our superior contract will come under attack.
Please click here to fill out this short survey to help improve and shape the future of membership meetings and Local 5008!
2012 Members Approve Contract Extension
The Hospital and the Union reached a tentative agreement to extend the contract on October 9, 2012. The Union membership approved the contract by a vote of 113 - 3 on October 15, 2012.
2011 Members Approve New Three Year Agreement
The Hospital and the Union reached a tentative agreement on a new three year contract on June 30, 2011.The Union negotiating team voted unanimously to recommend the agreement to the full membership. The membership approved the contract by a vote of 122 to 5 on July 13, 2011.
Both parties described the negotiation process as productive, positive and carried out in an atmosphere of mutual respect. Union President Rose Desnoyers, RN said "This Agreement successfully addresses the key priorities of the negotiating team. We protected our benefits and pension, achieved modest wage increases and made significant progress on a number of important work place issues. We are very pleased with this Agreement." For copies of the tentative agreement please call the office. The new contract must be proof read carefully and sent out for printing. A copy of the contract will be posted on the UNAP website. A brief summary of highlights is as follows:
***Protection of benefits. The medical /dental plan will remain unchanged for the next 3 ½ years except that the employee contribution to the medical plan will increase by one per cent on January 1, 2014 and an additional one percent on January 1, 2015. The pension benefit level from the old pension plan is now guaranteed in writing and the employer contributions to the 403(b) match and savings plan are also guaranteed.
***Wages will increase by 2% in each of three years in addition to steps and longevity raises.
***Leave of absence job protection is greatly improved for part-timers with twenty or more years of service.
***Routine verbal and written warnings will be considered stale at nine months and 15 months respectively. In addition, routine verbal warnings and written warnings will be removed from the employee's file at the request of the employee provided there are no subsequent disciplines in the following two year period.
***Improved education funding.
***Immediate termination for failure to pay dues.
***Ability to use one pto day (exclusive of weekends and holidays) for personal leave not subject to upto time and attendance policy.
***Correct morning/holiday issue for Christmas and New Years Day.
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