Marlene Ruddy, RN
Victor Quiniano, RN
Vice President
Ellyn Alcantara, RN
Josefina Lapurga, RN

Staff Representatives

Greg Lutz, RN
Staff Representative
Email: Greg.Lutz@unacuhcp.org

Balboa News

UNAC/UHCP Members Testify at Cal/OSHA Hearing on Workplace Violence in Hospitals

Posted on April 6, 2015

On April 1, UNAC/UHCP members testified at a Cal/OSHA hearing on draft workplace violence prevention regulations currently being drafted.

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UNAC/UHCP Members Testify in Sacramento

Posted on March 16, 2015

On March 9, UNAC/UHCP members testified before the Health and Human Services Budget Subcommittee in Sacramento about the importance of prioritizing funding to improve statewide staffing ratios.

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UNAC/UHCP Member Testifies Before U.S. Congress

Posted on March 6, 2015

UNAC/UHCP member Brenda Crawford, RN, spoke in favor of fairer union election procedures at a hearing in the US House of Representatives on March 4.

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UNAC/UHCP Members Lead the Charge at Cal/OSHA Hearing on Workplace Violence in Hospitals

Posted on February 6, 2015

Dozens of UNAC/UHCP health care professionals participated in a hearing by the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health, or Cal/OSHA, on February 5 regarding draft regulations to protect health care workers.

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UNAC/UHCP Ebola Preparedness Update

Posted on October 24, 2014

Dear UNAC/UHCP Member: As we are all aware, there has been plenty of activity and discussion around Ebola and its arrival in the United States. As of today, there are only four confirmed cases and many false alarms.

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Governor Brown Vetoes Staffing Ratio Enforcement Bill

Posted on October 1, 2014

SB 455, a bill sponsored by UNAC/UHCP which would require hospitals to be in compliance with California’s nurse-to-patient ratio law, has been vetoed by the Governor.

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Address Updates

Posted on July 9, 2014

Have you moved to a new residence and need to inform UNAC/UHCP about your change of address? Doing so is easy! Send an email to AddressChange@unacuhcp.org and be sure to include your name, the name of the UNAC/UHCP affiliate that you work for, your old address, and your new address.

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Workplace Violence – Take the Survey Today!

Posted on June 30, 2014

Health care workers from the United Nurses Associations of California/Union of Health Care Professionals (UNAC/UHCP) launched a campaign against workplace violence in an effort to improve work environments. Assaults in hospitals, especially in emergency rooms, are a very common occurrence but little has been done to regulate safety for health care workers. In May 2014, […]

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UNAC/UHCP Members to Testify about Workplace Violence on Thursday

Posted on June 16, 2014

UNAC/UHCP nurses, along with other concerned members of the public, will testify on June 19 at 10 am at a California Occupational Safety Administration (Cal/OSHA) Health Standards Board public hearing regarding workplace violence. These health care workers will share real-life stories of workplace attacks sustained by health care workers while caring for patients. UNAC/UHCP surveyed […]

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Statement on Veto of Arizona Refusal of Service Bill

Posted on February 27, 2014

UNAC/UHCP Vice President Denise Duncan, RN, released the following statement after the veto of a bill allowing refusal of service to gays in Arizona: “We celebrate the veto of the discriminatory Arizona law that would have allowed businesses to refuse service to gay customers. That a conservative governor in a right-to-work (for less) state would […]

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