Join us to show solidarity with our fellow health care professionals by walking the picket lines at UCLA, UC Irvine and UC San Diego on May 21 and 22.
UNAC/UHCP’s new elected officers are Executive Vice President Denise Duncan, RN, Secretary Charmaine Morales, RN, and Treasurer Jettie Deden-Castillo, NP.
UNAC/UHCP honored our Community Leader of the Year, Legislator of the Year and our inaugural scholarship recipients on May 10, 2013
At the annual Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions’ delegate conference, UNAC/UHCP delegates took action against Kaiser management who were in attendance for violating our seniority provisions. Kaiser’s CEO responded “I will see to it that we get to the bottom of this and get the issue resolved.” Sounds great. Will it happen? If recent history is any indicator, we will need to continue to let Kaiser know that we expect them to honor our contract! Send a letter to Ben Chu and Judy White today to remind them!
Over a dozen leaders from the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor and other unions demonstrated solidarity with UNAC/UHCP by signing a letter to Ben Chu, Kaiser Permanente Southern California Region President, which says in part:
“We urge you to follow the Collective Bargaining Agreement. We ask that you rescind the notices given to health care professionals in Southern California and follow seniority.”
Kaiser’s Southern California management has turned its back on Registered Nurses and Health Care Professionals. Kaiser’s blatant violation of our contract seniority provision and the implementation of reduction in force is a signal that Kaiser does not respect us as professionals. But this is only the beginning.
Here are the updated facts:
- We learned that when Kaiser implemented reductions in force in the rest of the country, they utilized the principle of seniority. Only in Southern California did Kaiser management choose to ignore our rights.
- After reviewing the affected list of employees, there are more than 80 Registered Nurses and Health care Professionals that have earned seniority within Kaiser that should never have received a layoff notice in the first place.
- A meeting was scheduled for April 23rd to negotiate the integration of seniority and EISA, but we were shocked to learn it has been canceled.
- Kaiser continues to refuse
In 2013 UNAC/UHCP continues its commitment to make sure members are well educated on the benefits, rights and guarantees we have won in our union contract. Check out the attached leaflets on a variety of issues so that you can TAKE CHARGE!
Tell Kaiser they need to honor our contract and honor our seniority. Click here to send an email to Ben Chu and Judy White. Join us to make change through solidarity and the strong unified support and participation of our members. While we have established a process with Kaiser to begin placement of UNAC/UHCP members who are affected by reduction in force, we are at the same time, continuing to fight against how Kaiser implemented this reduction, and who should have been affected based on seniority.
New for 2013, UNAC/UHCP is offering a Nurses’ Week 2013 Sweepstakes! This Nurses’ Week, enter to win the following prizes:
Four first prizes – Tickets to UNAC/UHCP’s Scholarship Banquet at the Sheraton Fairplex on May 10th during Nurses’ Week! You’ll enjoy a delicious dinner with colleagues and celebrate with the scholarship recipients and honored guests.
Five second prizes – Your choice of a scrub in any color available or UNAC/UHCP t-shirt!
Six third prizes – Your choice of a UNAC/UHCP travel mug, pen, or retractable badge holder!
Join us as we honor nurses and health care professionals at the first UNAC/UHCP Scholarship Banquet, courtesy of the Nurses Week sweepstakes. Click here to enter.
Not a nurse? You can still enter the contest! UNAC/UHCP honors all health care professionals during Nurses Week.… Read more
The recipients of the first annual UNAC/UHCP Member, Family, and Community scholarships have been selected by the Scholarship Committee. Click through to read more about this inspiring group of people who are continuing their education with a little help from UNAC/UHCP.