Press Releases

Nurses Union Hires New Political Director

February 26, 2009

Jimmy Gomez, previously with AFSCME in Washington D.C., will start at UNAC/UHCP March 2 to represent the voice of nurses in politics

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February 26, 2009

The United Nurses Associations of California/Union of Health Care Professionals represents nurses and other health care professionals throughout Southern California. UNAC/UHCP, as the association is known, is affiliated with the National Union of Hospital and Health Care Employees and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, AFL-CIO.

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Nurses Say, “We Love Parkview, Stop Stalling Our Contract” – December 11, 2008

December 11, 2008

Surrounded by chanting supporters and buoyed by a rousing speech from California’s lieutenant governor, nurses from Parkview Community Hospital rallied and marched this morning, calling on hospital administrators to stop stalling and finish negotiating their union contract. “Parkview nurses have Parkview’s best interest at heart,” said Penny Brown, a nurse in the hospital’s neonatal intensive […]

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UNAC/UHCP Members Serve the 39th Assembly District Community

October 22, 2008

Los Angeles, CA – On Saturday, optometrists, nurses, and physician assistants from the UNAC/UHCP administered eye, glaucoma and blood pressure testing for approximately 1400 community members in the 39th Assembly District at the 2nd Annual Family Resource Fair. Held at the Branford Recreation Center, the theme for the event was “Be Healthy, Stay Safe, and […]

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Union Activists to Walk from Hollywood to the Docks

April 17, 2008

Los Angeles, CA – The nearly 700 UNAC/UHCP members at St. Francis Medical Center are part of a special group of working people. They are among the more than 350,000 union members in Los Angeles County who will be renegotiating their union contracts this year. By working for a strong contract, the UNAC/UHCP members at […]

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Parkview Nurses Win a Voice in Patient Care – February 16, 2008

February 16, 2008

Choosing courage over fear after a contentious campaign, a strong majority of the 257 nurses at Parkview Community Hospital in Riverside voted overwhelmingly to join UNAC/UHCP, gaining a voice in patient care.”My colleagues and I want to create a work environment that empowers us to do what is in the best interest of our patients […]

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Hillary Clinton, Riverside Councilman Support Parkview Nurses – January 18, 2008

January 18, 2008

Surrounded by supporters, including a Riverside city councilman, registered nurse Deirdre Kirkwood called on Parkview Community Hospital to let her go back to work after she was unfairly fired for trying to form a union with UNAC/UHCP for a voice on the job. “I love Parkview, and I want my job back,” proclaimed Deirdre, a […]

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Kicking Off the New Year With The Fight For Good Jobs and Health Care

January 2, 2008

Los Angeles, CA – As the New Year begins, UNAC/UHCP activists are getting ready to bargain new contracts. Members at St. Francis Medical Center will negotiate a new pact, while members at Kaiser Permanente are scheduled to re-open certain sections of their contract. These UNAC/UHCP members are standing with more than 350,000 working people in […]

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