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Midwives/WOCN (Kaiser)

Officers

Nancy Rouse, CNM
President
Mary Fox, CNM
Vice President CNM
Rosario Vergara, CWON
Vice President CWON
Freida Harary, CNM
Treasurer
Pamela Loera, RN, BSN, CWOCN
Secretary
Email: pamflores.ham@gmail.com
Monica Viera, CNM
Area Representative (PC, WH, WLA, Sunset/LAMC, Bakersfield/Kern)
Eva Del Castillo, CWON
Area Representative (Riv, Font, Ont)
Email: evadelcastillo5@gmail.com
Diane Hernandez, CNM
Area Representative (Baldwin Park, Downey, South Bay)
Susie Maadanian, 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

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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UNAC/UHCP Celebrates Nurses Week

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!

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Happy Nurses Week!

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!

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Kaiser FLEX Plan Cost Increases: You Do the Math

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 […]

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Hundreds Stand Up to Protect Our Benefits

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 […]

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Button Up for Negotiations

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.

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OC Members Join Riverside and Button Up!

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 […]

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