Jay O'Brien, RN
SPNN President
Jackie Young, RN
SPNN Vice President
Sheila Berg, RN
SPNN Treasurer
Michelle Byers, RN
SPNN Secretary

Chairs and Co-Chairs

Deborah Shepley, RN
Chair (Mary Birch)
Sherri Scott-Vasquez, RN
Co-Chair (Mary Birch)
Karen Cubelo, RN
Chair (Non-Hospital)
Jan Hodgson, RN
Co-Chair (Non-Hospital)
Shawn McCoy, RN
Chair (Mesa Vista)
Julie Braatz, RN
Co-Chair (Mesa Vista)
Sam Ciechanowicz, RN
Chair (Chula Vista)
Sandi Powers, RN
Co-Chair (Chula Vista)
Jay O'Brien, RN
Chair (Metro)
Gina Schooler, RN
Co-Chair (Metro)
Kristen Palumbo, RN
Chair (Grossmont)
Jill Richison, RN
Co-Chair (Grossmont)

Staff Representatives

Michael Boccio, RN
Staff Representative
Email: Michael.Boccio@unacuhcp.org
Joel Emerson, RN
Staff Representative
Email: Joel.Emerson@unacuhcp.org
Yesenia Godinez
Staff Representative
Email: Yesenia.Godinez@unacuhcp.org

Sharp News

SPNN Everyday Leader – Inese Redondo, RN

Posted on July 14, 2011

“Nurses were treated like children before the union. Now we’re treated with respect, we have a voice in what goes on in our workplace and in how patients are treated.” The union saved our hospital. Sharp said we were losing money and tried to sell the hospital to a for-profit chain. We organized community groups […]

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UNAC/UHCP Members Join Insurance Commissioner for Health Talk

Posted on July 7, 2011

UNAC/UHCP members join Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones at a paper bag lunch event in San Diego in July to discuss soaring health care costs in California. UNAC/UHCP joined more than 80 guests including members of the San Diego Labor Council and the Middle Class Taxpayers Association.

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Posted on June 2, 2011

In the last year, UNAC/UHCP has emailed out critical information to members about contract negotiations, license notices, and health care benefits. Don’t be left out because we don’t have your email address. Send us your email address at publicaffairs@unacuhcp.org along with your name and your affiliate.

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Take Charge: Registered Nurse Advisory Committee (RNAC)

Posted on April 25, 2011

RNAC – Registered Nurse Advisory Committee Contract Language: Article IV, Section 406-409, Page 7-10 Each of our facilities have a separate local RNAC Committee including non-hospital groups, i.e. Hospice, Home Health, SRN, Nurse Connection and SDHA. Each local facility-based committee is composed of three Registered Nurses representing the Sharp Professional Nurses Network and three members […]

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Take Charge: Meal & Rest Periods

Posted on March 24, 2011

MEAL PERIODS Contract Language: Article XIV, Section 1413, Page 30 • Each employee shall receive meal periods in accordance with State and Federal law. • Unpaid, unworked meal periods shall not be counted as hours worked in calculating overtime to be paid under any provision of this agreement. • Should a nurse anticipate the inability to take a […]

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Take Charge: Family Medical Leave & California Family Sick Time

Posted on March 24, 2011

FAMILY MEDICAL LEAVE ACT Federal & State law allows for the right to a protected leave to care for a family member/self with a serious or chronic medical health condition. The Federal law is referred to as FMLA Your rights under FMLA: 1. Employer may not fire you for taking up to 12 weeks of leave. […]

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UNAC/UHCP Volunteers Invade Children’s Camp

Posted on March 22, 2011

The Laurel Foundation, otherwise known as Camp Laurel, provides relief to families and children affected by HIV/AIDS. Daria Smith, staff representative at Kaiser Fontana, has given up many of her annual vacations to work on this project. She has watched children she cared for in camp grow up and become camp counselors themselves. Through Daria, […]

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UNAC/UHCP Members Rally in Sacramento

Posted on February 23, 2011

UNAC/UHCP members Larry Winkler, Deborah Saia and Tamara Yildiz traveled to Sacramento for the “WE ARE ONE” candlelight vigil in solidarity with the Wisconsin workers.

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United Nurses Partner with Labor Council for Holiday Toy and Food Drive

Posted on November 19, 2010

San Diego, CA – The United Nurses Associations of California/Union of Health Care Professionals (UNAC/UHCP) is partnering with the San Diego and Imperial Counties Labor Council and other local affiliate unions for the Labor Council’s annual holiday food and toy drive. The food and toys are collected from Labor Council affiliates and distributed to union […]

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Sharp Nurses Agree to 15 Month Contract – May 1, 2010

Posted on May 1, 2010

Sharp Professional Nurses Network (SPNN) members overwhelmingly voted to accept a new 15-month agreement on April 30, moving away from their mid-summer expiration date. The new agreement runs from July 1, 2010 to September 30, 2011. The new agreement only modifies a few contractual terms. “With the economy still climbing out of recession, we believed […]

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