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Representatives 2018-2019


 Area 1 –ER

 Dawn Martin

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



Area 9 VP at Large Other Employees

Michelle Eagan, ASC Tech, Vice President @ large - 451-4897



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Kent UNAP Local 5008:

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Newly Elected Officers


            President:       Trish Criner, BSN, RN-BC (ICU)

            Executive VP:  Michael Choquette, RN (3 North)

            Treasurer:       Andrea Mayer, RN (ICU)

            Secretary:       Gail McKenna,  RN (ER)

           Executive VP:  Michelle Lopez, OR Tech (ASC)

Congratulations to the winners!  Lets not forget the people who ran for these seats and did not succeed.   

 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.

Click here for Projo article   Kent ratifies contract