Nery Naguiat, CHRN

Affiliate: Garden Grove

Unit: ICU

Health Care Professional Since: 1963

UNAC/UHCP Member Since: 2007

I know I’ve been at Garden Grove for 32 years because I was pregnant with Randy when I started. Now I’m so glad he’s joined the union bargaining team. The union fights for us. I compare us to other hospitals, where they take benefits away, and administration can do whatever they want to workers. Because we have a contract they can’t do that to us. It’s a big thing to have a union.

I went to negotiations last time three years ago, and I’ve been going again this year. I’ve been encouraging my coworkers to go. There’s going to be a bunch of people going in October. I even noticed a Charge Nurse in ER who was against the union is encouraging nurses to go. Management has proposed to take the Charge Nurses out of the union. Nobody likes that. People say they don’t know what the union is doing for them, but I say go to bargaining and see. The more people that go, the better. Go all the way with the union.

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
Carol Granot, RN Sharp
Summer Noyes, RN Sharp
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