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.
UNAC/UHCP has set up an online fundraising page to allow our members to donate to this critical effort. UNAC/UHCP will match all donations given on the page, up to $20,000.
Officer Candidate Biographies
Diana Hansen, RN
For KRHCPA Representative Coordinator
I’ve been a Registered Nurse for 45 years. I know that really makes me sound old, but I’ve only been a mother for 16 years so I hope that makes me really sound young. My 3 children came to me “special delivery” through public adoption when I was in my late forties and they have been the most powerful inspiration for me and what I have been doing these past years.
I was born in Brooklyn and raised in Massachusetts and Florida. I graduated from community college in Florida with an Associate Degree and I attended University of Florida in their Communications program.
I’ve always loved being a nurse. I started in Recovery Room, then worked as Passenger service Agent /Nurse for a Railroad. I’ve specialized in ICU, Cardiac Catheterization Labs, and O.R. and P.A.C.U. for 35 years. I’ve … Read more
Kaiser provided the following answers to employee frequently asked questions.
1. Why is Kaiser Permanente mandating masks for those not vaccinated?
This mandate is not from Kaiser Permanente. The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has mandated that all health care workers in the county who have not had a flu vaccination wear a mask in order to protect themselves, patients, visitors, and co-workers. The use of a mask if you are not vaccinated is a not a choice – it is required.
2. What facilities does the mandate apply to?
This new requirement affects our hospitals and medical office buildings in the service areas of Baldwin Park, Downey, Los Angeles, Panorama City, South Bay, West Los Angeles, Woodland Hills, and the Indian Hill medical office building. All employees (paid or unpaid), contract workers, students, volunteers, and physicians at these facilities who have not received a flu vaccination … Read more
This holiday season, UNAC/UHCP is spearheading an effort to give back to our local communities. Both the San Dimas and San Diego UNAC/UHCP state offices will be designated collection zones for a holiday toy and food drive on specific days, listed below.
San Dimas Office: November 2 (10 am-noon)
November 13 (10 am-5 pm)
November 16 (10:30 am-3:30 pm)
November 21 (10 am-5 pm)
December 5 (10 am-5 pm)
December 10 (10 am-5 pm)
San Diego Office: November 14 (5 pm-7 pm)
November 18 (10 am-5 pm)
December 12 (5-7 pm)
December 19 (10 am-5 pm)
For members who would like to contribute, your toy donations will go to the House of Ruth. Food donations will go to the San Diego Food Bank in San Diego or the Second Harvest Food Bank, servicing Riverside and San Bernardino Counties in San Dimas.
The UNAC/UHCP Holiday Toy and … Read more
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!
UNAC/UHCP members from Riverside area affiliates attended the first annual labor awards dinner and dance held by the Riverside branch of the NAACP on October 4, to the sounds of an R&B band in the banquet room of the San Bernardino Hilton. An award for Outstanding Community Outreach was presented to Ed Toole of Service Employees International Union Local 721. The event was well-attended by other area labor unions and community groups.
“It was a good experience for us to participate, be a part of the community and get an understanding of what else is happening in the community,” said La Donna Fordham, a Pediatrics RN at Kaiser Riverside.
Other UNAC/UHCP members attending included Mary Mendoza and Glenn Natividad, RNs from Pettis Memorial; Charlotte Hammond, RN and Dennis Livingston, PA from Kaiser Fontana; and Linda Morales, Charge RN from Kaiser Baldwin Park. UNAC/UHCP Staff Representatives Arthereane McLaughlin and Barbara Macon and … Read more
2013 UNAC/UHCP Affiliate Officer Election Announcement
The Kaiser Riverside Health Care Professionals Association (KRHCPA) affiliate officer nominations are now open. Per the affiliate constitution the following positions are open for election in 2013:
- Clinic President - 2 year term
- Vice President (from clinic or hospital) - 2 year term
- Treasurer (from clinic or hospital) - 2 year term
- Secretary (from hospital) - 1 year term
- Representation Coordinator (clinic or hospital) - 2 year term
If you are interested in submitting a nomination for the above open positions, click here.
The deadline to submit your nomination is October 25, 2013.
You may contact the UNAC/UHCP state office at (909) 599-8622 to request a hard copy of the nomination form.
Please note: There will no longer be an option to write in candidate names when ballots are received. Take this chance to nominate now!… Read more
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