Through joining together and working as a team, UNAC/UHCP’s 32,000+ members have won huge victories and raised standards for our patients, our professions and our communities.
By standing together we’ve won hundreds of new positions to fix unsafe staffing in our hospitals, won strict new Cal/OSHA regulations to prevent workplace violence, and saved the option of the 12-hour shift for all California RNs, after a 2015 court decision threatened to end the longstanding practice.
Twenty-nine affiliates and chapters in California and Hawaii. Our union’s ability to improve patient care at our workplaces and strengthen our voice in the workplace comes from our members’ active participation and leadership. Union members have a voice in setting the policies for our union. Each medical facility is an autonomous affiliate with its own constitution. Union members at each facility elect their own officers and negotiate their own contracts.
The PEOPLE program is AFSCME’s bipartisan political action fund that serves as an engine to advance our union’s legislative goals.
As an affiliate of AFSCME, UNAC/UHCP members benefit from and contribute to the growth of this vital program, which provides the resources necessary to support our collective efforts to address the issues that impact us at work. Through PEOPLE, AFSCME engages in the political process by funding strategic member-to-member communications, grassroots lobbying, and voter mobilization efforts.
UNAC/UHCP is committed to helping improve our communities through community service. Our union has a long history of volunteerism—gifts of our labor and professionalism, in direct care, education and money for those in need. See below for some of our latest community service work.
Retired UNAC/UHCP members are eligible to join the Retiree Chapter with opportunities to donate time and effort toward in our communities, attend educational conferences and continue to be involved with our union.