Midwives/WOCN (Kaiser)


Nancy Rouse, CNM
Mary Fox, CNM
Vice President CNM
Rosario Vergara, CWOCN
Vice President WOCN
Freida Harary, CNM
Pamela Loera, RN, BSN, CWOCN
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

Bargaining Continues

Posted on February 17, 2012

Interest-based bargaining continued two days this week. The team engaged in hearty discussion about all the issues around the probation period and began to write actual contract language. Bargaining will resume next week on February 21, and continue February 23-24.

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Bargaining Update: The Work Begins

Posted on February 10, 2012

In the last three days, the negotiating team continued to identify issues that need to be addressed with management. This list continues to grow. The issues identified were placed in buckets for future work. Some of these buckets are: workload, scheduling, education and training, and economics. By the third day, discussions began with management. Team […]

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Bargaining Begins

Posted on February 6, 2012

Negotiations have started at UNAC/UHCP’s offices in San Dimas for our first contract. Both labor and management received training from a neutral facilitator. We then started to identify the issues we will be working on during negotiations. We will keep you updated as negotiations progress. Please fill out an online Bargaining Survey today: unacuhcp.org/KaiserNewLocalSurvey Our […]

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Our First Victory: UNAC/UHCP Secures Our Pay Increases

Posted on February 1, 2012

At UNAC/UHCP’s urging, Kaiser has agreed to pay merit increases for all Case Managers, Patient Eductors and WOCNs this year. Also, Kaiser has agreed to pay the VPP bonus payment, as usual, in early Spring. Download a leaflet with this information to share with co-workers

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Your Bargaining Team is Set

Posted on January 6, 2012

Your bargaining team is selected through a two part process. In the first step, you nominate your colleagues to represent your interests at the bargaining team. In the second part, you vote for your bargaining team. For the WOCNs and nurse midwives, that process has been shortened to one step. No election will be needed […]

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Help Shape Your Bargaining Team

Posted on December 15, 2011

On Friday, we mailed a letter to your home explaining the negotiating team structure, including a nomination ballot. On November 22 a neutral third party arbitrator confirmed that a strong majority of Southern California Kaiser Certified Nurse Midwives and WOCN nurses had signed an authorization card to form a union with UNAC/UHCP. Now it is […]

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Video: Electing a Bargaining Team

Posted on December 14, 2011

Check out our brief video that explains your bargaining team. Both groups–the Case Managers/Patient Educators and the Midwives/WOCNs–are covered in this short two minute video that covers the nominations process and the how and why behind it. Curious why your facility has 1 representative? Want to know how a representational model works? Watch the video and find out!

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Kaiser Case Managers, Patient Educators, Nurse Midwives, and WOCNs Head to Bargaining

Posted on December 10, 2011

On December 3, Kaiser case managers, patient educators, nurse midwives, and WOCNs gathered to celebrate their recent vote to join UNAC/UHCP and plan the next chapter of the journey. In speaking with case managers from Kaiser Antelope Valley, it became clear that for some, there is a serious issue not just with workload, but with […]

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Video: December 3 Celebration of New UNAC/UHCP Groups

Posted on December 8, 2011

Kaiser case managers, patient educators, nurse midwives, and WOCNs gathered to celebrate their recent vote to join UNAC/UHCP on December 3. Said a case manager from Antelope Valley, “if the union wasn’t coming, I wouldn’t stay.”

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