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Press Releases

Dialysis Patient Safety Act Clears Next Hurdle in CA State Senate

April 25, 2017

A bill to improve safety for more than 63,000 Californians who undergo life-saving dialysis treatment several times weekly in more than 560 clinics throughout the state was approved today by the California State Senate Judiciary Committee.

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A Safer Workplace for California Health Care Workers Begins April 1

March 31, 2017

Following years of advocacy work, UNAC/UHCP registered nurses and health care professionals will finally see their efforts come to fruition with the implementation of new workplace violence prevention regulations on April 1.

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CA Senate Health Committee Votes in Favor of Dialysis Patient Safety Act (SB 349) at Urging of Dialysis Caregivers

March 30, 2017

The California State Senate’s Health Committee stood with dialysis caregivers by their decisive vote in favor of the Dialysis Patient Safety Act (SB 349), which would set safe caregiver-to-patient ratios in chronic dialysis clinics statewide, mandate safer transition times between patients for infection control, and require annual inspections of the facilities.

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ACA Repeal Bill Pulled from US House Ahead of Vote

March 24, 2017

UNAC/UHCP applauds the withdrawal of the Affordable Care Act repeal legislation in the US House of Representatives on March 24. We remain vigilant should lawmakers decide to introduce another repeal bill in the future which would cost millions of Americans their health care.

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San Diego Nurses Deliver Petitions to Congressmen Duncan Hunter and Darrell Issa Demanding They Protect Patients & Community

March 17, 2017

A busload of nurses and other health care professionals delivered petitions to local Congressmen Duncan Hunter and Darrell Issa on March 17, calling on them to protect and improve Americans’ access to quality, affordable health care, not weaken it.

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Riverside Nurses Deliver Petitions to Congressman Calvert Demanding He Protect Riverside Patients & Community

March 17, 2017

More than sixty nurses and other health care professionals delivered petitions to local Congressman Ken Calvert’s office on March 17, calling on him to protect and improve Americans’ access to quality, affordable health care, not weaken it.

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Sharp Nurses Vote to Ratify a New Three-Year Contract

December 8, 2016

The registered nurses of Sharp Professional Nurses Network (SPNN) announced today they have ratified a new three-year contract with Sharp HealthCare which includes significant wage increases and other improvements to address the union’s concern over nurse recruitment and retention.

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Sharp Nurses and Management Reach Tentative Contract Settlement to Address RN Recruitment & Retention

December 2, 2016

The registered nurses of Sharp HealthCare have reached a tentative agreement on a new three-year contract, after months of negotiations which saw a November 28 strike by the Sharp nurses narrowly averted by last minute negotiations.

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Sharp RNs Deliver Ten Day Strike Notice

November 17, 2016

Sharp HealthCare’s registered nurses intend to strike beginning the Monday after Thanksgiving, November 28. The strike comes in response to Sharp’s repeated violations of federal labor law and refusal to address patient care problems caused by an escalating crisis in nurse turnover.

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Sharp HealthCare RNs Vote to Strike

November 10, 2016

Sharp HealthCare registered nurses voted to authorize an unfair labor practice strike to protest Sharp’s unlawful implementation of its so-called last, best and final offer and other unfair labor practices. “We are willing to do whatever it takes to protect our patients, up to and including a strike,” said Nieysha White, RN, from Sharp Mary Birch.

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