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Jan 21, 2021

District 1199NM University Hospital News Flash!

January 14, 2021

As frontline workers, we live the effects of COVID-19 every day. We are doing what we can to care for our communities, but it is time we call on our communities to rise to the challenge of the moment. That is why, after a 12-hour shift on the COVID-19 unit at work, NUHHCE District 1199NM members share their personal stories and are asking our communities to do their part in wearing a mask and keeping social distance whenever possible.

Check out our PSA’s here.

These powerful videos share exactly what New Mexico is facing with the ongoing pandemic and why wearing a mask, social distancing, and taking other steps to fight back against the coronavirus are so necessary.

Help us get our stories out by sharing these videos.

On Facebook – On YouTube – On Instagram

Lost Time Due to COVID? Your Union continues to advocate for workers' pay and recovery of lost time. Did you know if you are out on quarantine you can ask for use of educational leave or in some cases, alternate work from home options? There is also a yearly limit to the number of days you can be census managed. Call your union representative for information. 

Safe Harbor.  NM has legislation permitting nurses (RN's & LPN's) to invoke “safe harbor” when in their professional assessment, education, knowledge, and competence believe an assignment or medical order may pose risk for patients or potentially cause a violation of the Nursing Practice Act. The definition of “risk” includes inability to deliver the minimum standard of care and unreasonable provider orders. When invoked in good faith, the nurse is protected from retaliation, discipline, or other adverse action by the Hospital.

You have the right to join & participate in your Union. Non-Discrimination: The Hospital or its representative shall not interfere with, restrain, intimidate, coerce, discriminate against, or threaten employees in the exercise of their rights.


Union Contract: Available on the Union Website: http://www.nmhospitalworkersunion.com/

Why Join your Union? http://www.nmhospitalworkersunion.com/?zone=/unionactive/view_page.cfm&page=Join20Us

Have Questions? Want to get involved? Contact your Union representatives:

Gilberta Miera, District 1199 Union President L&T, gmie4@aol.com, 505-315-2223

Mike Mendez, District 1199 Union President L&T, jemez1722@yahoo.com, 505-203-4660

Martha Vargas, District 1199 Union President SS, marthavargas8282@hotmail.com, 505-220-2042

Alicia Hernandez, Hernandez061769@gmail.com, 505-604-8492

Kristin Redman, pulmonary1199@gmail.com, 510-666-7794

Maria Burke, mandr06@gmail.com, 505-948-2043

Norma Bojorquez, normabojor@gmail.com, 505-681-3359

Robyn Blomberg, rkusiciel@gmail.com, 505-363-4953

Eleanor Chavez, Executive Director, District 1199NM Union office eleanor@district1199nm.org 505.884.7713 Fax 505.884.7667

Union Card – To join with your co-workers in this important effort. Print the card below, complete top and bottom of the card, and scan/email it or take a photo and email to administration@district1199nm.org

Maria S. Burke, BSN, RN-BC, AE-C

MOBILE: 505-948-2043

Personal Email: MandR06@Gmail.Com 

New Mexico Hospital Workers Union
130 Alvarado Drive, NE, Suite 100
Albuquerque, NM 87108

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