Pharmacists (Kaiser)


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

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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Pharmacists Negotiations Update: April 24, 2015

Posted on April 24, 2015

Our first two negotiations sessions began with training in the Interest-Based process which UNAC/UHCP has used to win a series of Kaiser strong contracts.

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KP Pharmacists: Join the Contract Action Team

Posted on April 17, 2015

Now that we’re about to begin negotiating our first UNAC/UHCP contract, we need to create a Contract Action Team. What is a Contract Action Team?

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KP Pharmacists Negotiations Team Elected | Bargaining Schedule

Posted on April 3, 2015

The negotiations team has been elected and our bargaining schedule has been released. Negotiations begin April 22.

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