Vice President CNM
Vice President CWON
Area Representative (PC, WH, WLA, Sunset/LAMC, Bakersfield/Kern)
Area Representative (Riv, Font, Ont)
Area Representative (Baldwin Park, Downey, South Bay)
Area Representative (San Diego)
Midwives/WOCN (Kaiser) News
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 […]
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.
Posted on June 27, 2012
After months of bargaining we won a strong agreement. See the schedule of ratification meetings so you can vote.
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.
Posted on May 11, 2012
After starting Nurses Week with a recap of how far we’d come in the year since last Nurses Week, thousands of UNAC/UHCP nurses employed by Kaiser got a special Nurses Week gift–a Tentative Agreement on a fantastic new contract. Details are forthcoming. We have a photo gallery of the UNAC/UHCP celebrations that took place all over Southern California. Read all about it!
Posted on May 6, 2012
During Nurses Week on May 6-12, we thank our strongest advocates for patients: Registered Nurses. Thank you for all that you do for this union!
Posted on May 2, 2012
Have a family of 4? A few monthly prescriptions? An ER visit here or there? Here’s how Kaiser FLEX plans increase our costs, and not just today, but likely into the future. CHECK IT OUT: If your family has doctor visits about 10 times a year that’s $200 under flex vs. the $50 you pay […]
Posted on April 23, 2012
Hundreds of UNAC/UHCP members across Southern California participated this week in actions to protest any reductions in our benefits. Members from Bakersfield, Kern County, West LA, Sunset, Baldwin Park, Ontario, Woodland Hills, and Downey wore IMAGINE OUR FUTURE buttons, signifying that we want a secure, healthy future. Check out the photos of this week’s events […]
Posted on April 20, 2012
During April, UNAC/UHCP members are wearing special campaign buttons to demonstrate that we’re firmly behind our bargaining team, and to send a message to our co-workers and coalition partners that we’re strong, united and committed to winning a fair contract.
Posted on April 11, 2012
Protesting any takeaways in benefits, Orange County members joined Riverside nurses and healthcare professionals and “Buttoned Up” to support our bargaining team. Specialty Care Nurses of Southern California (SCNSC) and CNMs and WOCNs have been participating in Button Days at their facilities alongside other UNAC/UHCP members. Check out the latest national Bargaining Bulletin for more […]