Garden Grove (Prime)


Helen Bouman, RN
Cell: 714-348-5704
Felizardo Mendoza, RN
Vice President
Cell: 714-322-0110
Jenny Quach, RN
Marjorie Tapales, RN
Nenita Ong, RN
Association Liaison

Staff Representatives

Armin Reyes
Staff Representative
Email: Armin.Reyes@unacuhcp.org

Garden Grove (Prime) News

Have you received your Retro Check?

Posted on August 26, 2011

As part of our new contract everyone should have received a retro check. If you have not please contact one of your officers.

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UNAC/UHCP Rallies in San Diego in Support of UFCW

Posted on August 24, 2011

More than 100 union members, including UNAC/UHCP RNs gathered in front of Ralphs in San Diego to protest the unreasonable contract takeaways, in particular to health benefits, by Ralphs, Vons and Albertsons.

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UNAC/UHCP Garden Grove Members Voice Support for UFCW Workers

Posted on August 17, 2011

Helen Bouman, RN and UNAC/UHCP State Secretary Barbara Blake, RN led a delegation of UNAC/UHCP members from Garden Grove Medical Center on a visit to their local Albertsons on August 17 to voice support for the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW). Said Blake, “We were very moved by the personal stories of the workers from the store.”

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Garden Grove RNs Ratify New Contract With Raises Overwhelmingly

Posted on July 20, 2011

Garden Grove Registered Nurses voted overwhelmingly Tuesday, June 19 to approve a new contract that includes wage increases retroactive to October, 2010, and several contract improvements including bonuses, differentials and new holidays, while holding the line against proposed takeaways of our reserve sick bank and other benefits.   Members turned out in large numbers to […]

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Prime Healthcare Investigation Continues

Posted on July 12, 2011

The investigation into the billing practices of Prime Healthcare, owners of Garden Grove Hospital and Medical Center and Chino Valley Medical Center, continued with an official letter sent to the director of the California Department of Public Health by Assemblyman Bill Monning.

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Don’t Sign Away Your Contract — Board of Inquiry Meetings Next Month

Posted on June 13, 2011

Next month, the Garden Grove Registered Nurses Association (GGRNA)/UNAC will be going to the Board of Inquiry to settle the following issues in our contract: • Prime Healthcare has proposed a low wage scale and wage caps for 60% of the RNs. That would mean 60% of us would get no wage increase. GGRNA is […]

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Get the Latest News

Posted on June 2, 2011

In the last year, UNAC/UHCP has emailed out critical information to members about contract negotiations, license notices, and health care benefits. Don’t be left out because we don’t have your email address. Send us your email address at publicaffairs@unacuhcp.org along with your name and your affiliate.

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AAOC Update: Our Union, Our Vision

Posted on May 23, 2011

“The stronger we are, the stronger our union is,” Helen Bouman, RN and President of UNAC/UHCP’s Garden Grove affiliate, told the other Affiliate Officers this afternoon, as they worked together to lay out a vision for the future of the union over the next ten years. Bouman told how Garden Grove nurses stood together when […]

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Important Alerts for GGRNA Members

Posted on March 4, 2011

Alert 1: YOUR CONTRACT HAS NOT EXPIRED! Contrary to recent statements from management, your GGRNA Collective Bargaining Agreement remains in full force and effect until a successor agreement is reached with Prime Healthcare.  That means anything provided for in your 2007-2010 contract is still in place and will remain in place until we have negotiated […]

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GGRNA Bargaining Update

Posted on March 4, 2011

Your Bargaining Team last met with Prime Healthcare negotiators in November when negotiations stalled. Prime continues to propose ‘take-aways’ which GGRNA, UNAC/UHCP cannot agree to. As provided for in your contract, a Board of Inquiry or ‘BOI’ has been scheduled for July 19, 21 and 26 with a Mediator/Arbitrator. We will continue to argue our […]

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