Midwives/WOCN (Kaiser)


Nancy Rouse, CNM
Mary Fox, CNM
Vice President CNM
Rosario Vergara, CWOCN
Vice President WOCN
Kathleen Long, CNS
Pamela Loera, RN, BSN, CWOCN
Erica Pahua, CNM
Area Representative (PC, WH, LAMC, West LA, Kern)
Candace Mooney, CNM
Area Representative (Riv, Font, Ont)
Diane Hernandez, CNM
Area Representative (Baldwin Park, Downey, South Bay)
Monica Viera, CNM
Representation Coordinator
Denise Gershwin, CNM
Area Representative (San Diego)

Staff Representative

Tamara Yildiz, RN
Staff Representative
Email: Tamara.Yildiz@unacuhcp.org

Midwives/WOCN (Kaiser) News

Urgent Alert for Kaiser Workers

Posted on November 16, 2012

Kaiser has issued notices that UNAC/UHCP positions are being eliminated. Please contact your staff representative immediately if you receive a notice or are asked to meet with HR and/or your manager.

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VOTE! Election Day Endorsements

Posted on October 29, 2012

If you’re still deciding how to vote on California’s myriad ballot propositions, check out the California Labor Federation endorsements. Don’t forget to vote NO on Proposition 32, which would silence our voice for patient safety. Click on the link above to see the recommendations for the other statewide ballot propositions.

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Two From UNAC/UHCP Among 100 Outstanding Filipino-Americans

Posted on August 29, 2012

Member Ralph Umayam, RN, and Organizer Thor Causing from UNAC/UHCP were named as two of the 100 Outstaanding Filipino-Americans in the USA, by the Philippine Press Photographers, at a black tie event on July 28 at the Universal City Hilton. “This honor inspires me to continue to do the best I can for my patients,” said Mr. Umayam.

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Governor Now Has Chance to Strengthen State’s Landmark Patient Safety Law

Posted on August 27, 2012

Help This Bill Become Law! RNs: Click here to send an email to California Governor Jerry Brown asking him to sign SB 1246! (Everyone else, click here)

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BRN Renewals

Posted on August 23, 2012

Renewing your BRN license this year? Be smart and do it early or do it online. Word is there have been delays in processing license renewals this year. Don’t get caught in the system. Online, early, or both!

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We Did It! We Ratified Our First Contracts!

Posted on August 3, 2012

It’s official! Specialty Care Nurses of Southern California (SCNSC) and Kaiser Permanente Midwives & Wound Ostomy Nurses (KPMWON) have each ratified our first contracts.

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Favorable Settlement Won for Kaiser Primary Care Advice RNs

Posted on August 3, 2012

After a long, hard-fought battle, UNAC/UHCP reached a settlement agreement with Kaiser on two grievances concerning patient safety and workload for primary care advice RNs. To improve message management, the agreement establishes joint labor-management committees charged with the mission of planning for coverage of scheduled time off for primary care RNs who triage patient phone […]

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Stand with Anaheim RNs

Posted on July 3, 2012

Kaiser management, without our input, decided to place all Anaheim Emergency Department RNs on uniform shifts from 8 to 8. For years, UNAC/UHCP members have worked in the Anaheim ED on varied shifts (e.g. some shifts are 3 to 3, 7 to 7, 10 to 10), just like many emergency rooms, to ensure sufficient coverage during peak periods. This unilateral change that Kaiser plans to implement doesn’t work for our patients and doesn’t work for us. We are on the frontlines of patient care. To date, Kaiser has ignored our concerns. We are extremely disappointed Kaiser isn’t working with us collaboratively. Please send a message to Kaiser on our behalf in support of the varied shifts that are critical in emergency care.

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Tentative Agreements Reached on First Contracts For SCNSC & KPMWON!

Posted on June 27, 2012

After months of bargaining we won a strong agreement. See the schedule of ratification meetings so you can vote.

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Proposed “Temporary Waiver” in Budget Would Waive Staffing Ratios During Meal Breaks

Posted on June 14, 2012

The proposed language would allow hospitals to waive the staffing ratios on all units during meals and breaks. “The UNAC/UHCP, AFSCME legislative team immediately developed a plan to actively oppose the language and to inform the legislators that UNAC/UHCP, AFSCME would never support anything that would threaten the staffing ratios that California Registered Nurses worked so hard to achieve and the patients deserve,” said Barbara Blake, RN, UNAC/UHCP State Secretary/Treasurer. Click here to read UNAC/UHCP’s letter of opposition to the proposed language.

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