Secretary / Parliamentarian
2018 Contract Specialist
Bakersfield (Kaiser) News
President Denise Duncan Op-Ed: The ACA is Still Under Attack
Posted on October 23, 2017
While the repeal efforts aimed at the Affordable Care Act are over for now, efforts to destabilize the landmark health care law are ongoing. We need to stay focused on the attacks on health care that threaten access to care.
California Governor Jerry Brown Signs SB 17
Posted on October 10, 2017
California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed SB 17 into law. Senate Bill 17 requires drug makers to explain price hikes. UNAC/UHCP strongly supported the landmark drug pricing transparency bill as it made its way through the California legislative process.
In October, We Celebrate
Posted on October 1, 2017
Join us in celebrating our members whose professions are recognized during the month. Click on the links below to find out more. National Midwifery Week: October 1-7, 2017 American Pharmacist Month: October 2017 Physical Therapy Month: October 2017 Physician Assistant Week: October 6-12, 2017 National Case Management Week: October 8-14, 2017
AFSCME Family Scholarship 2018
Posted on September 30, 2017
The scholarship program for children of full dues-paying AFSCME members, including UNAC/UHCP members, will award 10 scholarships of $2,000.
STATEMENT: Senate Republicans Pull Graham-Cassidy
Posted on September 26, 2017
UNAC/UHCP opposed the Graham-Cassidy bill because it would have resulted in a loss of health care access for tens of millions of Americans. Patients and those who care for them deserve better. We hope that leaders in the Senate can now get back to finding ways to stabilize the Affordable Care Act.
All Eyes on the Senate as Graham-Cassidy Under the Microscope
Posted on September 22, 2017
As we near the close of the budget reconciliation timeline where Senate Republicans may attempt again to vote on an Affordable Care Act repeal bill, all eyes have turned to the Graham-Cassidy bill, the last ditch effort to find 50 votes for repeal. UNAC/UHCP President Denise Duncan, RN, shared her thoughts on the latest repeal […]
STATEMENT: UNAC/UHCP President Denise Duncan on the Graham-Cassidy Repeal Bill
Posted on September 22, 2017
The Graham-Cassidy bill is yet another incredibly shortsighted health care bill. Patients and those who care for them deserve better.
Help the Hurricane Irma Recovery
Posted on September 17, 2017
As you know, Hurricane Irma wreaked havoc on the people of Florida and its neighboring states — bringing destruction and flooding, leaving millions without power. Our AFSCME sisters and brothers need our help.
When We Stand Up for Patient Safety, Patients Win
Posted on September 15, 2017
On September 15, UNAC/UHCP delivered petitions with thousands of signatures from UNAC/UHCP RNs and other health care professionals, calling on Kaiser Permanente to respect scope of practice and maintain patient safety in telemetry. This comes in response to Kaiser’s plan to eliminate telemetry units throughout the Southern California region.
2017 UNAC/UHCP Scholarship Winners
Posted on September 1, 2017
We’re pleased to announce the 2017 UNAC/UHCP scholarship winners!