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Pharmacists (Kaiser)

Officers

Lawrence Louie, PharmD
President (Areas: Baldwin Park, South Bay)
Email: upsc.lawrence.louie@gmail.com
Nancy Magnante, PharmD
Vice President, Ambulatory Care (Areas: Antelope Valley/Kern, Panorama City)
Email: upsc.nancy.magnante@gmail.com
Houry Abajian, PharmD
Vice President, Inpatient (Area: Woodland Hills)
Email: UPSC.houry.abajian@gmail.com
John Pok, PharmD
Vice President, MOPC/CRP (Area: Downey)
Email: upsc.john.pok@gmail.com
Gary Laird, PharmD
Vice President, Outpatient (Area: Orange County)
Email: UPSC.Gary.Laird@gmail.com
Robin Borden, PharmD
Secretary (Area: Riverside)
Email: UPSC.Robin.Borden@gmail.com
Daniel Szeto, PharmD
Treasurer (Areas: Fontana/Ontario)
Email: UPSC.Daniel.Szeto@gmail.com
Arpie Mikaelian, PharmD
Steward Coordinator - North (Areas: Los Angeles, West L.A.)
Email: upsc.arpie.mikaelian@gmail.com
Max Wang, PharmD
Steward Coordinator - South (Area: San Diego)
Email: upsc.max.wang@gmail.com

Contract Specialists

Phoebe Jiang, PharmD
2017 Contract Specialist - South (Areas: Baldwin Park, Fontana/Ontario, L.A., Riverside, San Diego)
Cell: 909-962-9757
Email: upscsouth.cs@unacuhcpaffiliate.org
Fred Aziz, PharmD
2017 Contract Specialist - North (Areas: Downey, Orange County, Panorama City, South Bay, West L.A., Woodland Hills)
Cell: 909-962-9750
Email: upscnorth.cs@unacuhcpaffiliate.org

Staff Representatives

Sheri Gotanda, PharmD
Staff Representative (Areas: Baldwin Park, Downey, Orange County, San Diego, South Bay, West L.A.)
Email: Sheri.Gotanda@unacuhcp.org
Dana Hohn
Staff Representative (Areas: Fontana/Ontario, Los Angeles, Panorama City, Riverside, Woodland Hills)
Email: Dana.Hohn@unacuhcp.org
Holly Davenport
Staff Representative (Areas: Antelope Valley/Kern)
Email: Holly.Davenport@unacuhcp.org

Pharmacists (Kaiser) News

Pharmacists Negotiations Update: June 19, 2015

Posted on June 19, 2015

We spent the last two days of negotiations talking about Job Postings and Filling of Vacancies. We made great headway towards using seniority as the determining factor in job awarding.

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Pharmacists Negotiations Update: June 11, 2015

Posted on June 11, 2015

The most important goal for our negotiations was fulfilled last weekend—restoration of our pension—when the entire Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions stood strong with UNAC/UHCP. During this week’s negotiations on June 10 and 11, we also reached a few more tentative agreements.

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Pharmacists Negotiations Update: June 8, 2015

Posted on June 8, 2015

After 24 straight hours of bargaining and going to the very top of the company, a tentative agreement was reached early Saturday morning to restore your frozen defined benefit pension plan!

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Pharmacists Negotiations Update: May 28, 2015

Posted on May 28, 2015

This week our pharmacist negotiations team and management came to agreement on Union Representation, Access Rights of Union Representatives, Union Leave of Absence, Union Meetings, New Employee Orientation, Union Bulletin Boards and a streamlined Grievance and Arbitration system.

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Pharmacists Negotiations Update: May 18, 2015

Posted on May 19, 2015

On Friday, May 15, our pharmacist negotiations team came to an agreement with management on New Hire Probation and Loss of Seniority (based on separation from KP) language. At our next session we plan to discuss Seniority, Leaves of Absence, and Union Representation.

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KP Pharmacists Negotiations Update

Posted on May 8, 2015

This week our pharmacist negotiations team and management reached mutual agreement on numerous issues. We encourage all members to attend our next negotiations session, where we will continue working on Seniority and begin discussions over Probation and Evaluation.

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Pharmacists Negotiations Update: May 4, 2015

Posted on May 5, 2015

We’re off to a good start! We reached consensus agreement on five topics. Our next session is Wednesday, May 6.

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Know Your Weingarten Rights

Posted on May 1, 2015

WHAT IS WEINGARTEN? An employee may be represented by the union at an investigatory interview with his/her supervisor when the employee reasonably believes that the interview may lead to a disciplinary action. This rule was set forth by the US Supreme Court in 1975 in NLRB v J. Weingarten, Inc. The case involved a clerk […]

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We Need You on the Contract Action Team!

Posted on April 30, 2015

As your KP Pharmacists negotiations team, we need your support in order for all of us to win the strongest possible contract.

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Pharmacists Negotiations Survey Overview: How We Feel About Our Jobs

Posted on April 28, 2015

780 pharmacists completed our online negotiations survey. We will use these results to help guide our work in negotiations over the next several months.

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