The Alliance of Health Care Unions (AHCU) announced its name today and its first hire: Executive Director Peter diCicco, founder and longtime Executive Director of the original Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions, from which the alliance unions withdrew last week.
“We’re excited that Peter’s joining us,” said Denise Duncan, RN, President of UNAC/UHCP. “There could be no more perfect choice. I was there when Peter first brought the unions at Kaiser into coalition and within a few years built a visionary labor-management partnership from the ground-up. He's tough, innovative, and his belief in
March 26, 2018 - On the recommendation of our OFNHP President and with the full support of our Executive Board, our AFT International President Randi Weingarten has withdrawn from the Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions to form a new coalition of unions representing over 50,000 union members working for Kaiser Permanente.
Our new alliance, coming together in the spirit of our original coalition, includes UNAC/UHCP, UFCW, Steelworkers, Teamsters, KPNAA (Nurse Anesthetists), Operating Engineers, and the ILWU.
Overcoming months of anti-union scare tactics, more than 350 respiratory therapists, pharmacy technicians and other healthcare professionals in the technical unit at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend in Springfield, Ore., voted overwhelmingly to join the American Federation of Teachers-affiliated Oregon Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals.
No one should have to choose between seeking medical care and paying the rent — and no family should face financial ruin because of an illness or injury.
In my years as a nurse, I have seen what happens to patients who wait too long to see their doctor. Without timely care, their condition worsens and becomes more difficult and more expensive to treat.
In their rush to repeal the Affordable Care Act without a replacement, Speaker Paul Ryan and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell threaten to cut-and-run on Americans, reducing health care access for millions and driving up costs for the rest of us.