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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: Los Angeles, West L.A.)
Email: UPSC.Daniel.Szeto@gmail.com
Cheryl Chan, PharmD
Steward Coordinator - North (Areas: Fontana, Ontario)
Email: UPSC.Cheryl.Chan@gmail.com
Max Wang, PharmD
Steward Coordinator - South (Area: San Diego)
Email: upsc.max.wang@gmail.com

Contract Specialists

Azadeh Bamshad, PharmD
2018 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
Kathleen Varisco, PharmD
2018 Contract Specialist - South (Areas: Baldwin Park, Fontana/Ontario, L.A., Riverside, San Diego)
Cell: 909-962-9757
Email: upscsouth.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 Rhodes
Staff Representative (Areas: Antelope Valley/Kern)
Email: Holly.Rhodes@unacuhcp.org

Pharmacists (Kaiser) News

Progress Update

Posted on October 28, 2015

Everything that’s been going on since pharmacists ratified our new contract.

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Pharmacists Ratify First UNAC/UHCP Contract

Posted on September 21, 2015

Kaiser Pharmacists in Southern California have overwhelmingly approved their first UNAC/UHCP contract, which includes restoration of the defined benefit pension plan and many other improvements.

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Ratification Meeting Schedule, Summary of Agreement, Full Text of Agreement Now Available

Posted on August 17, 2015

The ratification meeting schedule, Summary of Agreement, and Full Text of Agreement are all available for download. Click on this article to review these details and more.

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Closing In On Finishing

Posted on July 30, 2015

Over the last three negotiating sessions, steady progress was made on a number of fronts, narrowing the list of unresolved contract issues.

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Pharmacists Negotiations Update

Posted on July 21, 2015

We’ve reached agreement on a number of issues since last week.

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Pharmacists Negotiations Update: July 6, 2015

Posted on July 6, 2015

The negotiating team met with management four days last week, completing work on paid time off benefits and making significant progress on finishing seniority and job postings. Join us at an upcoming bargaining session as we close in on finishing the new contract.

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Pharmacists Negotiations Update June 25, 2015

Posted on June 25, 2015

In negotiations this week, we reached Tentative Agreement on six issues:

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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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