Kaiser RN Campaign Takes Off

July 2011

UNAC/UHCP has started organizing RNs at southern California Kaiser facilities. The RNs are facing uncertain wages outside of a fair wage grid, potential loss of their pension plan, the possibility of rising health care costs both now and when they retire, and arbitrary discipline and termination.

The job categories covered in the organizing campaign, formerly referred to as "specialty RNs," include Emergency Department Repatriation; Patient Educators; Lactation Consultants; Case Managers; Wound, Ostomy and Continence RNs; and Certified Nurse Midwives. The WOCN RNs and the Certified Midwives will be a separate bargaining unit.

UNAC/UHCP members who work at Kaiser are encouraged to help out with the campaign at their facility. Contact Tony Dorono at tony@unacuhcp.org if you would like to get involved.