Garden Grove Registered Nurses Association Bargaining Update

October 2010

Top 10 Nurses Deserve a Top 10 Contract!

The Garden Grove Registered Nurses Association (GGRNA) Negotiating team met on October 25 with Prime Healthcare again to negotiate our new contract. We are still being strongly supported by our members, who continue to attend in large numbers.

Although we conducted bargaining using sidebars rather than meeting at the bargaining table this session, we achieved several major gains.

Extra Holiday!
Memorial Day was added to the five holidays in our current contract.

Weekend Bonus Retained!
We were able to successfully bargain to retain the Weekend Bonus benefit.

Shift Differentials Retained!
Any GGRNA members currently receiving shift differentials as a percentage will be able to maintain that benefit.

We continue to work hard to complete our next contract and are committed to bargaining effectively with management on outstanding issues to successfully bring negotiations to a close.

Please contact one of the negotiating team representatives if you have any questions or comments regarding negotiations for our new Collective Bargaining Agreement.


Election Day - Tuesday, November 2

Our state and local politicians have a huge influence on our professional and personal lives. Don’t forget to vote.

Remember, if you cannot vote during normal off-duty hours, you are allowed up to two hours time off work with pay to vote in general elections either at the beginning or the end of your workday. Please notify your supervisor at least two working days in advance.

If you should have any questions about the candidates please visit the UNAC web site at: www.unacuhcp.org/elections

Don’t forget to vote!


Volunteer for Precinct Walking/Phone Banking

Join your GGRNA fellow members for phone banking and precinct walking at:

Orange County Labor Federation
309 N. Rampart Street, Suite A
Orange, CA 92686

Scheduled dates and times are as follows:

Activity Date Time
Phone Banking Tues., Oct. 26 5 pm - 8 pm
Phone Banking Wed., Oct. 27 5 pm - 8 pm
Precinct Walking Sat., Oct. 30 9 am - 12 noon

Contact one of your negotiating team members for more information.


Attend Your Negotiations

Next Scheduled Date:
Monday, November 1

All negotiation sessions are scheduled from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. Contact your negotiating team members for information regarding contract proposals on the table.

Negotiations are being held in Room 221 at:

Holiday Inn Express
12867 Garden Grove Blvd.
Garden Grove, CA 92843

The strength of your contract depends on member involvement, so your presence at negotiations can make a powerful impression. As a stakeholder in the development of your union contract, it is crucial that you actively engage your representatives. We need your input so we can represent your interests at the bargaining table.


The GGRNA Negotiating Team

Helen Bouman, RN – Ambulatory Care, Days

Majella “Lindy” Grecia, RN – NICU, Nights

Dinora “DeeDee” Ortega, RN – Case Management, Days

Teresita “Tess” Kua, RN – Post-Partum, Nights

Betty Pugh, RN – OR, Days

Laurilyn “Laury” Teodoro, RN – IOU, Nights

Vanessa Caballero – UNAC/UHCP Staff

Armin Reyes – UNAC/UHCP Staff

Minerva Aller-Dela Fuente, RN – UNAC/UHCP Staff

Joy Harvey, RN – UNAC/UHCP Chief Negotiator