PT/OT/RT (Kaiser)


Bianka Tulgar, PT
President (Areas: LAMC/West LA/Mental Health - includes HH at LAMC)
Email: UTSC.President@unacuhcpaffiliate.org
Conor McCullough, OT
Occupational Therapy Vice President (Areas: WH/PC/Lancaster & Balboa HH-All Valley)
Daniel Eriksson, HHPT
Home Health Vice President (Areas: San Diego HH & Orange County HH)
Email: UTSC.HHVP@unacuhcpaffiliate.org
Ronald Welch, PT
Physical Therapy Vice President (Areas: Riverside/Downey)
Email: UTSC.PTVP@unacuhcpaffiliate.org
Marlene Carter, OT
Treasurer (Areas: Fontana HH & So. Bay)
Email: UTSC.Treasurer@unacuhcpaffiliate.org
Loan Nguyen, OT
Secretary (Area: Orange County)
Email: UTSC.Secretary@unacuhcpaffiliate.org
Benjamin Chen, PT
Steward Coordinator (Areas: Fontana/Baldwin Park)
Email: UTSC.SC1@unacuhcpaffiliate.org
Victor Cruz, PT
Steward Coordinator (Area: San Diego)
Email: UTSC.SC2@unacuhcpaffiliate.org

Contract Specialist

Mariam P. Butler, DPT
2017 Contract Specialist
Cell: 909-929-5070
Email: UTSC.CS@unacuhcpaffiliate.org

Staff Representatives

Vanessa Caballero
Staff Representative (Areas: SD/Riverside/Fontana)
Email: Vanessa.Caballero@unacuhcp.org
Debra Sung, PT
Staff Representative (Areas: BP/Downey/OC/LAMC)
Email: Debra.Sung@unacuhcp.org

PT/OT/RT (Kaiser) News

Affordable Care Act Exchanges Open

Posted on October 1, 2013

With the Affordable Care Act, health care professionals can take care of patients who need treatment, before their conditions become too dire to be fixed.

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Senator Elizabeth Warren Gets It

Posted on September 4, 2013

U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren’s remarkable Labor Day message. If only all of our elected officials understood labor’s mission and purpose as well as Senator Warren!

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Kaiser Therapists Negotiations Update: August 29, 2013

Posted on August 30, 2013

On Wednesday, we met separately to discuss workload and staffing.  Thursday, potential templates for productivity were suggested to management in the following areas: Workload and Staffing Outpatient PT/OT Inpatient PT/OT Home Health PT/OT Specialty Areas (Pelvic Floor, Pediatrics, Lymphedema) RT/OT Mental Health It has also been brought to the attention of your Negotiating Team that […]

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Kaiser Therapists Negotiations Update: August 15, 2013

Posted on August 15, 2013

On Tuesday August 13 Your negotiating team spent the day together talking through the staffing concerns faced in the workplace. They developed several outpatient ortho templates to present to management as a starting point to begin the schedule/workload discussions. The team chose to look at outpatient ortho first because it represents the most common schedule […]

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Kaiser Therapists Negotiations Update: August 9, 2013

Posted on August 9, 2013

At negotiations we discussed the following: Leaves of Absence, Jury Duty, Military Leave, Personal Leave, Occupational Leave, Medical Leave, Family Leave of Absence, Bereavement Leave, Hours of Work and Overtime, Guidelines of Overtime, Authorization of Overtime, Trying to define weekend coverage, Workday is defined as a 24 hour period from 12:01 am to 12:00 am, Flexible/Alternative Schedules and Possibility of working hours other than 10’s and 8’s for full-time or part-time. Remember to complete the working off the clock survey here.

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Kaiser Therapists: Do You Work Off the Clock?

Posted on July 30, 2013

We will soon begin negotiating workload issues. It has come to our attention, through the initial bargaining survey and one-on-one conversations we have had across the region, that it is a fairly common practice for Kaiser Therapists to work off the clock in order to complete daily work assignments without incurring overtime. You should know […]

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Kaiser Therapists: Negotiations Update

Posted on July 17, 2013

After several negotiating sessions, we reached tentative agreement today on Job Postings and Vacancies. Highlights of this agreement include: • There will be a 7 day exclusive period for internal candidates applying for non-promotional transfers. This includes full-time, part-time, and per diem. The preference for filling job vacancies will be in this order: 1. Within the […]

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Kaiser Therapists Negotiations Update: June 27, 2013

Posted on June 27, 2013

Read a summary of all agreements reached so far in the negotiations for Kaiser Physical, Occupational and Recreation Therapists.

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Kaiser Settlement Reached

Posted on June 19, 2013

On June 17, 2013, UNAC/UHCP and Kaiser reached agreement on a resolution to the November 2012 position eliminations that were done without following seniority.

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Help Us Negotiate For You-Education Survey

Posted on June 18, 2013

Please complete the following brief survey to help us better negotiate on your behalf: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/therapistseducation Your answers will help us to understand the group’s education and certifications. Thank you.

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