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Ahsan Haque, RN

Affiliate: St. Francis

Unit: Telemetry/DOU

Health Care Professional Since: 2004

UNAC/UHCP Member Since: 2005

I have a lot of friends that work in non-union hospitals. When their management makes a decision, there’s nothing they can do about it. That’s the way it has to be in a non-union hospital.

I say, “That’s wrong, I can express my voice through my union. We have the right to say yes or no, and we can address our concerns. We have a voice.” They respond, “Wow, you’re fortunate to be part of a union.”

As a union, we’re strong at St. Francis. We’re one of the highest paid hospitals. Management knows that before they make changes, they must get the input of our union. Our main goal is to work together to represent the nurses and advocate for the patients.

Still, negotiations are going to be really tough, after the last few years of a bad economy. What are our future goals? How can we run our units smoothly? The bargaining table is where we will talk and break down every issue. So let’s see what comes, and we’ll face it together.

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Dinah Hernandez, RN Sunset
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Debra Sung, PT PT/OT/RT
Michelle Lanorias, RN Pettis Memorial
Brenda Gomez, RN St. Francis
Rose Kivila, RN Parkview
Barb Kotlik, NP Downey
Carol Granot, RN Sharp
Summer Noyes, RN Sharp
Nery Naguiat, CHRN Garden Grove
Randy Naguiat, RN Garden Grove
Crystal Janey, RN Balboa
Linda Church, CNM Specialty Care Nurses
Nancy Gustafson, WOCN Specialty Care Nurses
Elena Sangit, RN Panorama City
Erica Yvette Mays, RN, CM Specialty Care Nurses
Maria Palacio, RN, CM Specialty Care Nurses
Isaac Saroia, RN Beverly
Sally Manalad, RN Lakewood
Corazon Arabaca, RN Fountain Valley
Krissy Stassin, RN Riverside
Susanna Adame-Rozbruch, RN, BSN Woodland Hills
Gene Chang, OD South Bay
Monica Guillemin, PA-C West LA
Shelley Stanovich, RN Downey
Inese Redondo, RN Sharp
Vena Stover, RN Baldwin Park
Debby Cruz, RN Parkview
Edwin Guardado, RN St. Francis
Angelica Coria, RN Garden Grove
Daniel Quiñones, RN Sharp
Janet Rossi, RN Orange County
Krishna Yu, RN Lakewood
Bernadette “Bernie” Brayshaw, RN Fountain Valley