Congratulations to our 2014 Community Scholarship Winners. Get their vitals below:
Yoyovi Boessi will be using his scholarship to fund his studies at East Los Angeles College, where he’s part of the Respiratory Therapist program. Boessi’s studies haven’t been easy, for nearly two years, she worked in food service as a member of union, while attending classes. She has been recognized several times for her scholastic excellence, not easy while working as well. Boessi grew up in West Africa in Togo. Her drive to help the sick comes from her childhood in Togo, where it was common for people to die of malaria, asthma, and COPD.
Tiffany Ma plans to start nursing school at Azusa Pacific University in the Fall. Ma initially went to medical school after college, where she learned that a patient’s health is more that physical, that it includes emotional and social well-being. In order to be … Read more
We are pleased to announce the 2014 Jerry Clark Memorial Scholarship program for the children of AFSCME members. This scholarship was established in 1990 in honor of Jerry Clark, who was deeply committed to progressive social and economic ideals and who served for many years as AFSCME’s Political Action Director.
The scholarship will be awarded to two students who are currently sophomores with a stated interest in political activism. Each winner will receive a scholarship award of $5,000.00 per year for their junior and senior years of study, and have an opportunity to intern with the Political Action Director.
A selection committee will choose winners based on the following criteria:
- The student must be a child or financially dependent grandchild of an AFSCME member.
- The student must have a Grade Point Average of 2.5 or better.
- The student must be in his/her sophomore year of study.
- The student
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Join us on Saturday, May 3, 2014 for UNAC/UHCP’s second annual Scholarship Awards Banquet.
UNAC/UHCP is excited to announce our 2014 class of scholarship recipients. The scholarships were awarded in three categories: UNAC/UHCP members, family of UNAC/UHCP members, and a community scholarship. Listed below are summaries of our family member scholarship winners.
Christyana Cabal, daughter of member Ronald Cabal, RN, of Kaiser Ontario Vineyard, is a recipient of the family scholarship who has found a way to apply her major, ethnomusicology, to the health care field. Cabal plays the harp for patients at the Ronald Reagan Medical Center at UCLA, where she attends school. For her senior project, Cabal plans to create a harp therapy program, where students can learn how to play music in a hospital setting. Says Cabal, “while my parents take care of their patients’ physical health, I have compassion for those dealing with mental and emotional stress.” Both of Cabal’s parents are nurses.
Savjot Dharni, whose … Read more
UNAC/UHCP is thrilled to announce our 2014 class of scholarship recipients, starting with our member scholarship winners. We are proud of our members who will put their scholarships to use earning nursing doctorate degrees to service geriatric patients, further their education and become NPs and WOCNs, and those who will earn BSNs to enhance their skills.
In order to see whether your region is meeting the goals of the Total Health Incentive Plan, it’s important to measure progress throughout the year. Click here to see the SoCal progress report.
Our first regional status report will arrive this week. Please see here for a pdf of the information our Southern California dashboard will show.
This is the first dashboards of the 2014 plan year. The Total Health Incentive Plan has three parts, with a maximum bonus opportunity of $500 for the 2014 plan year. Progress will be measured and payments made based on regional performance, meaning that all eligible employees will receive the incentives if the targets below are met.
1) Gate One: 75 percent of eligible employees in a region must take the Total Health Assessment (www.kp.org/hwf) between January 1, 2012, and December 31, 2014. If a region meets this gate, a bonus of … Read more
UNAC/UHCP Vice President Denise Duncan, RN, released the following statement after the veto of a bill allowing refusal of service to gays in Arizona:
“We celebrate the veto of the discriminatory Arizona law that would have allowed businesses to refuse service to gay customers. That a conservative governor in a right-to-work (for less) state would veto the bill shows the widespread public support for equal rights regardless of sexual orientation. We urge Arizona residents to continue to stand up for fair treatment for all.”… Read more
As a result of our recent nominations and election process, the following officer positions have been filled.
Recently Elected Officers
Representative Coordinator – Diana Hansen, RN
Recently Named Officers
The following officers were the sole nominees to their positions and ran unopposed
Clinic President – Debbie Gordon, NP
Vice President – Elizabeth “Liz” Hawkins, RN
Secretary – Edwina Fisher, RN
Treasurer – Leti Garcia, RN
Hospital President – Hortencia Arriaga, RN
Parliamentarian – Machelle Bailey, RN… Read more
Nurses at Inland Valley and Rancho Springs have won a huge victory for our rights:
- To speak up together for our patients
- To act collectively for our own protection
- To form a union if we choose
In a settlement with UNAC/UHCP, management has agreed to:
- Comply with the terms of the notice at right
- Post the notice in our breakrooms and other conspicuous places for 60 days
- Remove discipline which the NLRB charged was unlawful from a nurse’s personnel file
This settles the charges brought by the National Labor Relations Board against Inland Valley and Rancho Springs Medical Centers for interrogation, threats, discrimination, surveillance and creating false hopes of fixing problems in our hospitals, leading up to our original union election dates in January.
Download a leaflet with more information to share with co-workers. … Read more
Now is the time we must all stand together. Join UNAC/UHCP on Black Friday as we stand with Walmart workers and call for an end to retaliation against those who bravely speak out and push for a real, living wage. We will stand with workers at the Walmart in Crenshaw at 11:30 am.