It is our pleasure to announce that Bill Rouse has been named UNAC/UHCP Executive Director.
To say this has been a long time coming is an understatement. Over the last 18 years, Bill Rouse has become an indispensable part of our union, serving at various times as staff rep, researcher, chief negotiator, economist, organizing director, communications director, and executive assistant to the officers. His retirement seminar is the most popular course ever taught in the history of UNAC/UHCP.
Bill’s UNAC/UHCP career started when Kathy Sackman recruited him after his work with UNAC/UHCP on Kaiser and Sharp negotiations in the late 1990s. Prior to UNAC/UHCP, Bill worked for AFSCME, after stints at the US Department of Labor and the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW).
Bill served for six years in the US Navy, as an Electronics Technician, where he maintained computer navigation equipment. UNAC/UHCP is lucky to have him help our union navigate our course for the future.