One of the nation’s largest for-profit addiction treatment chains, American Addiction Centers (AAC),has illegally locked out workers after failing to reach an agreement for a first contract with nurses and health professionals at Sunrise House in Lafayette, NJ. Frontline caregivers who had been planning a 3-day Unfair Labor Practice strike (May 24-May 26, 2017) were informed on Tuesday evening that AAC was illegally locking out workers beginning around 8:30 on the evening of May 23. Labor leaders and supporters joined workers at a rally at Noon on the 24th.
New Jersey’s Professional Health Care Union
HPAE is the largest union of nurses and health care professionals in New Jersey. With more than 12,000 members, we are also the fastest growing health care union in the state, as our membership has more than tripled in size since 1981.
Across NJ and southeastern Pennsylvania HPAE members include nurses, social workers, therapists, technicians, medical researchers and other healthcare professionals at hospitals, nursing homes, home care agencies, blood banks and university research facilities.