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Specialty Care Nurses (Kaiser)

Officers

Liza Ventura
President (North)
Email: presnorth.scnsc@unacuhcpaffiliate.org
Jessica Guillory
President (South)
Email: pressouth.scnsc@unacuhcpaffiliate.org
Michelle Curtis-Ussery
Secretary
Email: secretary.scnsc@unacuhcpaffiliate.org
Maria Palacio
Treasurer
Email: treasurer.scnsc@unacuhcpaffiliate.org
Rose Sutton
Vice President (Orange County)
Email: vpoc.scnsc@unacuhcpaffiliate.org
Michele Shack
Vice President (West L.A.)
Email: vpwla.scnsc@unacuhcpaffiliate.org
Alice Grant
Vice President (Independence Park/Downey)
Email: vpdowney.scnsc@unacuhcpaffiliate.org
Gemma Frulla
Vice President (San Diego)
Email: vpsd.scnsc@unacuhcpaffiliate.org
Rob Peterson
Vice President (LAMC/Region)
Email: vplamc.scnsc@unacuhcpaffiliate.org
Kristina Stone
Vice President (South Bay)
Email: vpsb.scnsc@unacuhcpaffiliate.org
Alicia Allen
Vice President (Antelope Valley)
Angel Chavira, MSN, RN, PHN, CDE
Vice President (Riverside)
Christina Achebe
Vice President (Panorama City)
Cell: 626-541-2386
Email: vppc.scnsc@unacuhcpaffiliate.org
Angela Dettelbach
Vice President (Fontana/Ontario)

Contract Specialists

Phyllis Crutchfield, RN
2017 Contract Specialist (North)
Cell: 626-653-8379
Email: scnscnorth.cs@unacuhcpaffiliate.org
Rafael Rodriguez, RN, BSN
2017 Contract Specialist (South)
Cell: 626-653-8378
Email: scnscsouth.cs@unacuhcpaffiliate.org

Staff Representatives

Donna Haddad, RN, BSN
Staff Representative (North)
Email: Donna.Haddad@unacuhcp.org
Graciela Velazquez, RN
Staff Representative (South)
Email: Graciela.Velazquez@unacuhcp.org

Specialty Care Nurses (Kaiser) News

San Jose Team Returns from Bargaining With Kaiser

Posted on April 1, 2012

We just finished three days of National Kaiser Bargaining this week. Thanks to the hundreds of UNAC/UHCP members who attended bargaining this week! You made a difference! This week we discussed our interests and goals in the area of benefits, the partnership, healthy workforce, and the growth of Kaiser. On the last day of bargaining, the benefits group met for part of the day, without management, to discuss our interests in protecting our benefits.

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Bargaining Update: March 30, 2012

Posted on March 30, 2012

The Specialty Care Nurses of Southern California (SCNSC) will return to the negotiation table on April 11 and April 12. When we left the table last week, we were in disagreement with management over how to fairly fill vacancies and guarantee we receive the vacation time we earn. Many of you have told us how […]

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Bargaining Update: March 22, 2012

Posted on March 22, 2012

The SCNSC Bargaining Team is standing firm on two very important issues to you with great resistance from management: • Annual ETO Approval (Time Off/Vacations) • Filling of Vacancies After multiple consecutive days, intense discussion, presentation of examples from you, and interest sharing, no consensus is being reached. The team is unwilling to compromise your […]

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A Special Message from Sonia Moseley, NP

Posted on March 20, 2012

As health care professionals, we spend our entire working lives taking care of other people. At the point when we retire, we have demonstrated a profound commitment not just to our profession and our patients, but to Kaiser. Kaiser has sent a clear message through recent actions that it wants to shift the burden of […]

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Kaiser National Bargaining: New Group Sign-Up

Posted on March 16, 2012

Sign up online to attend national bargaining sessions: For UNAC/UHCP’s new group of Kaiser members: Case Managers, Patient Educators; WOCNs and Nurse-Midwives. National Bargaining is where the Coalition of Kaiser Permanente unions–95,000 members including UNAC/UHCP–negotiates for the larger economic and benefits issues. It’s where the fight to secure our pensions and health benefits, and across-the-board […]

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Bargaining Update: March 16, 2012

Posted on March 16, 2012

The Specialty Care Nurses of Southern California (SCNSC) have spent the last few months filling out bargaining surveys and then negotiating at the bargaining table. Over the last few weeks, votes were cast to select your name and your decision is now final. Congratulations, SCN of Southern California! We have a tentative agreement concerning release […]

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Bargaining Update: Progress on Workload

Posted on March 9, 2012

This week was a tough week at the negotiation table, because the bargaining team tackled workload issues. The team recognizes that workload is one of the big issues for many members in the Case Managers & Patient Educators’ bargaining unit. You have reported: • Caseloads that are unreasonable on a regular basis • Double caseloads when a […]

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Bargaining Update: Orientation and Training

Posted on March 2, 2012

The negotiating team focused on language concerning orientation and training. During the organizing campaign, we heard many concerns such as: • Inadequate orientation for new hires or transfers into new positions • Inconsistency in training programs • Lack of training for legal mandates, for example, a new form is required by law, and you are […]

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Bargaining Update: Big Week

Posted on February 24, 2012

All the things we’ve done for the past few weeks finally came to fruition this week. The following represents our productive work: • Filling of Vacancies • Definition of the Group Membership • Non Discrimination Clause • New or Revised Job Protection • Recognition and Coverage of the Bargaining Group • Mandatory Training During Scheduled […]

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Bargaining Update: A Good Week

Posted on February 17, 2012

This was an awesome week at the negotiating table. The team after discussion made progress on many issues and began writing actual contract language. One of the issues addressed was ensuring our legal right to meals and breaks. Bargaining will resume next week on February 21, and continue February 23-24.

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