Carol Granot, RN

Affiliate: Sharp

Unit: Oncology

Health Care Professional Since: 1978

UNAC/UHCP Member Since: 2001

It got to be a running joke. Every week Sharp cut something new: hours, raises, vacation, sick time. Then we heard they were going to sell to an eastern company. East coast travelers told us the company was known for cannibalizing systems, closing hospitals and laying off RNs. That’s when we said we better get together and get a union. It took us over three years.

Summer and I are the union’s first two Quality Liaisons. With negotiations coming up we’re a focal point for more nurses to realize the importance of the union. In orientation, Sharp actively encourages nurses not to join. We tell them the truth: you have more power and solidarity and can win more for patients and RNs if you have the numbers. But it starts with taking care of the members, and the new memberships come out of that. I told a group recently that our new raises came from the union. Then one nurse said to another, “Have you signed up yet?” They took it from there. We have to stand together for the benefit of our patients, ourselves and our families.

Previous Leaders

Dinah Hernandez, RN Sunset
Joy P., RN Sunset
Debra Sung, PT PT/OT/RT
Michelle Lanorias, RN Pettis Memorial
Brenda Gomez, RN St. Francis
Rose Kivila, RN Parkview
Barb Kotlik, NP Downey
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
Ahsan Haque, RN St. Francis
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