United Nurses Partner with Labor Council for Holiday Toy and Food Drive

November 2010

San Diego, CA – The United Nurses Associations of California/Union of Health Care Professionals (UNAC/UHCP) is partnering with the San Diego and Imperial Counties Labor Council and other local affiliate unions for the Labor Council’s annual holiday food and toy drive. The food and toys are collected from Labor Council affiliates and distributed to union families in need during the holiday season.

UNAC/UHCP will be collecting new, unwrapped toys, canned food and dry goods at its San Diego office, located at 10405 San Diego Mission Road, #106, San Diego, CA 92108. Those wishing to contribute to working families in need may drop off their donations at the UNAC/UHCP office through December 16th from 9:30 am to 6:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Please call ahead to arrange a time for drop off.

Each Labor Council affiliate is allotted a limited number of tickets to distribute to their union members in need, so it is important to act quickly. If you are a member of the Sharp Professional Nurses Network or the Kaiser San Diego Health Care Professionals Association and are or know of a UNAC/UHCP member who is in need this holiday season, please contact Sandy Oleson, RN, UNAC/UHCP staff representative and Labor Council vice president, at (619) 280–5401.

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The United Nurses Associations of California/Union of Health Care Professionals is the largest nurses union in Southern California and represents registered nurses and other health care professionals. UNAC/UHCP headquarters are located in San Dimas, CA. 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. For more information on UNAC/UHCP, visit www.unacuhcp.org.

The San Diego and Imperial Counties Labor Council is the local central body affiliate of the AFL-CIO founded in 1902. It includes 129 affiliated labor groups within San Diego and Imperial Counties with a membership of more than 189,000 working families. The Labor Council offers an avenue for local unions to come together as a unified group. For more information on the Labor Council, visit www.unionyes.org.