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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
October 31, 2016
Our Union is aware of Sharp’s communication and vigorously disagrees with its characterization of our negotiations being at impasse. As a result of their unilateral implementation of its last contract proposal, we will begin conducting strike vote meetings on Wednesday, November 2.
September 27, 2016
Both sides of the table have agreed that recruiting and retaining nurses is a key goal of negotiations, but thus far Sharp hospital administration has not accepted that paying registered nurses far below competitive rates in the area is an obvious impediment to recruiting and retaining the best nurses. Watch the video to hear more.
January 22, 2016
UNAC/UHCP President Ken Deitz, RN, has announced his retirement from our union after serving five years as President, four years as Executive Vice President, and decades as a staff representative, representation coordinator and negotiator for the union. Ken started with UNAC/UHCP as an affiliate officer at Kaiser Fontana. A 27 year RN, Ken worked in […]