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Press Releases

UNAC/UHCP President Denise Duncan, RN, on OSHA Safety Inspectors

January 9, 2018

Is it really up for debate that our workplaces should be safe? This Administration needs to start acting like those who provide the labor are as important as those who profit from our work. While California health care workers will still be able to rely on state OSHA inspectors, all Americans who work outside the home should worry about dwindling safety standards in workplaces under this Administration.

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UNAC/UHCP Treasurer Jettie Deden-Castillo, NP, Applauds Decline in Worldwide Measles Deaths

January 9, 2018

Measles is an incredibly contagious condition that impacts wealthy countries like the United States far less than poor countries, where the disease kills up to 6% of malnourished children. But even in America, an unvaccinated pregnant women who catches the virus may have a miscarriage, a stillbirth, or pre-term delivery.

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Statement: UNAC/UHCP President Denise Duncan’s Message of Solidarity with Survivors of Sexual Harassment

January 4, 2018

Statement: UNAC/UHCP President Denise Duncan’s Message of Solidarity with Survivors of Sexual Harassment “Over the last four months, women all over the country and the world have begun to share their stories of sexual harassment in the workplace. These stories started on social media under the hashtag #metoo. Later, reports came from elected officials, lawyers, […]

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STATEMENT: UNAC/UHCP Urges Senate to Vote Down Final Tax Bill

December 13, 2017

PRESS STATEMENT Contact: Jeff Rogers, Communications Specialist Jeff.Rogers@unacuhcp.org | 909-263-7230 Los Angeles, CA—UNAC/UHCP President Denise Duncan, RN, issued the following statement about the Republican tax bill: “Health care in the United States is about to be completely dismantled. “First, the President did everything in his power to sabotage the Affordable Care Act (ACA). He cut […]

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Statement: UNAC/UHCP President Denise Duncan on Passage of the Senate Republican Tax Bill

December 2, 2017

The Republican Senate tax bill is a travesty for the millions of working families who will see a tax increase under this remarkably cruel piece of legislation.

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Speaker Rendon Appoints Physical Therapist Union Leader to State Commission on Health Care Access

November 22, 2017

California Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon has appointed Physical Therapist Debra Sung to the California Healthcare Workforce Policy Commission (CHWPC) as consumer representative to the 15-member advisory board which helps expand access to medical care and increase the number of primary care practitioners.

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Statement: Jettie Deden-Castillo, NP, Statement on the Overuse of Medical Exemptions From Childhood Vaccinations

November 9, 2017

UNAC/UHCP Treasurer Jettie Deden-Castillo, NP, released the following statement on the Los Angeles Times editorial from November 8, 2017, regarding the sharp increase in medical exemptions from vaccination: “When California passed legislation to ensure school children would be vaccinated, it was a victory for public health. As thoroughly debunked theories about the role of vaccines […]

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RELEASE: #NotSilenced, St. Francis Registered Nurses, Faith Leaders and Elected Officials Hold “Roselight Vigil” for Patient Care

November 1, 2017

Dozens of registered nurses employed by St. Francis Medical Center held a “roselight vigil” tonight for patient care at the hospital. They faced St. Francis Medical Center together and prayed by the light of plastic red roses which lit up the dusk.

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STATEMENT: Denise Duncan Statement on Failure to Reauthorize CHIP

October 5, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jeff Rogers, Communications Specialist Jeff.Rogers@unacuhcp.org | 909-263-7230 LOS ANGELES, CA — UNAC/UHCP President Denise Duncan, RN, issued the following statement on the failure to reauthorize the Children’s Health Insurance Program by the September 30 deadline: “It is critical that Congress prioritizes funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) to ensure […]

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STATEMENT: Senate Republicans Pull Graham-Cassidy

September 26, 2017

UNAC/UHCP opposed the Graham-Cassidy bill because it would have resulted in a loss of health care access for tens of millions of Americans. Patients and those who care for them deserve better. We hope that leaders in the Senate can now get back to finding ways to stabilize the Affordable Care Act.

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