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Press Releases

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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Sharp HealthCare Illegally Declares Impasse

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.

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Sharp RNs Speak Out about Wage Issues in the System

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.

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UNAC/UHCP President Ken Deitz, RN, Retires

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 […]

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