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Press Releases

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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Press Release: California Health Care Professionals Cheer Workplace Violence Prevention Regulations

December 17, 2015

The California Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Cal/OSHA) will wrap up its public comment period on proposed workplace violence prevention regulations with a hearing in Sacramento on Thursday, December 17, 2015.

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Press Release: St. Francis Nurses Plan to Hold New Management Accountable for Patient Safety in Lynwood

December 14, 2015

BlueMountain Capital Management will assume governance of Daughters of Charity Health System’s hospital chain that includes St. Francis Medical Center (SFMC) in Lynwood, after agreeing to conditions set by California Attorney General Kamala Harris.

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UNAC/UHCP Saves the 12 Hour Shift for California Nurses, Patients and Hospitals

October 5, 2015

UNAC/UHCP declared victory on October 5, 2015 in the fight to save the 12 hour shift, beloved of RNs while also a boon for patients and hospitals.

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Press Release: Rampant Workplace Violence in California Hospitals Puts Safety of Nurses and Patients at Risk

May 4, 2015

Workplace violence has been rampant nationwide and in California hospitals for many years. With no prevention programs in place to protect nurses and health care professionals from unexpected on-the-job assaults, this unregulated threat is not only harming health care workers on a daily basis, it is a public safety issue that threatens the safety of patients who entrust their lives and care to these facilities.

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Press Release: UNAC/UHCP Reaffirms Commitment to Safe Staffing

April 27, 2015

The United Nurses Associations of California/Union of Health Care Professionals (UNAC/UHCP) vehemently disagrees with recent attacks on California safe staffing laws, especially claims that staffing ratios have not improved patient care. In fact, safe staffing has been shown not just to improve care, but to save lives.

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UNAC/UHCP Statement: A Real Nurse Who’s Not on Drugs Responds to ABC 20/20’s Sleaze-Fest Report on Nursing

April 7, 2015

On the April 3, 2015 edition of ABC’s 20/20, we were surprised to hear about the hazing, drug addicted coworkers and bullying nurses experience on the job. This painted a negative portrait of a profession well known for being one of the most caring in the entire work world, named the most trusted profession in America for the last 14 of the last 15 years by Gallup polls.

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Press Release: St. Francis Nurses Urge DCHS to Move Forward with Blue Wolf

March 10, 2015

Prime Healthcare Services, Inc., has withdrawn its bid to purchase the Daughters of Charity Health System (DCHS) after California Attorney General Kamala Harris approved the sale of the non-profit hospital chain to for-profit Prime with a list of conditions.

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