WE ARE NCAL KP MIDWIVES:
THE REVOLUTION WILL BE MIDWIFED!
UPDATE: We have officially joined UNAC/UHCP!
WE DID IT! KP Midwives have joined UNAC/UHCP!
We are thrilled to announce that Certified Nurse-Midwives at Kaiser Permanente in Northern California have spoken loud and clear with an overwhelming 87% vote choosing to join UNAC/UHCP!
We are a small but mighty group of health care providers – over 150 strong – at Kaiser Permanente Northern California that are unrepresented and without a voice.
We have fought time and time again for fair compensation, the ability to practice the full breadth of our scope and to bring the full richness of the midwifery model of care to the people we serve.
Now is the time for us to unite with a collective voice! By joining UNAC/UHCP, It is finally within our power to negotiate a contract with Kaiser that ensures we are protected, fairly compensated, and able to provide true midwifery care to our patients at one of the largest employers of CNMs in California.
We are organized and we are committed to making change. The benefits of unionizing with UNAC/UHCP include:
Protection of jobs and benefits/pension. Due to our status as at-will employees, our jobs and benefits could currently be changed or taken away without notice.
Bargaining to implement SB1237, legislation that allows CNMs to practice without physician supervision and work full scope for those who desire it.
Bargaining for better wages and a transparent pay scale.
We believe the United Nurses Associations of California/Union of Health Care Professionals (UNAC/UHCP) is the right union to represent us.
No other union is better suited to address our unique needs as midwives and ensure our voice is heard.