1st Vice President & Union Partnership Representative
2nd Vice President
2018 Contract Specialist
Optometrists (Kaiser) News
Posted on July 23, 2012
It’s official! After 1,500 UNAC/UHCP members came to bargaining and made our voices heard, all our hard work has paid off! Follow the link to read the official notice from the Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions that the National Agreement has been ratified and will go into effect on October 1, 2012. We did it!
Posted on July 19, 2012
At 10 PM on July 18, it became official. UNAC/UHCP members overwhelmingly ratified our Collective Bargaining Agreement with Kaiser, as part of the National Agreement covering 95,000 Kaiser employees across the country.
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 15, 2012
“I feel that sitting on the Board of Optometry in the prime of one’s career is advantageous because you have enough experience to understand multiple aspects of your profession including patient care and clinical practice, administrative aspects, as well the implications on public health,” Chawla shared. “You also have the ability to actively participate in the evolution of your profession as well as potentially improve the profession for future generations. ”
Posted on May 11, 2012
At 2:45AM Friday, May 11, UNAC/UHCP and the Coalition of Unions reached a tentative agreement with Kaiser covering 95,000 Kaiser employees across the country. Details to come.
Posted on May 2, 2012
What does a pension “freeze” mean and how much does it cost us? Check out our Pension Leaflet to get more information about how your pension may be impacted at Kaiser negotiations.
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 May 1, 2012
This week is our last scheduled bargaining session with Kaiser. It is our goal to try to reach an agreement, however the last April afternoon session was canceled because Kaiser was not ready to discuss outstanding issues. Click here for more information on pension benefits. Nearly 600 members turned out in Pasadena, and if you […]
Posted on April 27, 2012
Over six hundred members attended negotiations in Pasadena April 24-26. Dubbed “a sea of blue,” we made a statement. Our presence told management and other unions that we are united and standing together for a fair contract. Check out pictures of the event here:
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 […]