Rep of the Year: Ron Salonia

We congratulate perfusionist Ron Salonia, our 2020 Union Rep of the Year!

Our announcement is belated; normally we present this award at our annual business convention, but... you know how last year went.

 

Scholarship Applications Due March 5

UHP offers scholarships for our members, high school dependents of members and college dependents of members are now available.

Members in good standing or a dependent of a member in good standing should apply online (from your personal device, not a work computer) by Friday, March 5, 2021, at 5 p.m. Incomplete applications and applications submitted after this date will not be accepted.

Due to the large number of applications, receipt of application materials will not be provided.

 All questions regarding the scholarship application and process should be directed to uhpscholarships@gmail.com.

*A member in good standing has signed a union membership card and is current on dues.*

COVID-19 vaccine town hall addresses members’ questions

The COVID-19 vaccination rollout is underway in the United States, and many healthcare workers, nursing home staff and residents who received the vaccine in early January are already getting their second shots. Meanwhile, more essential workers, including teachers, are in the queue for the next round of vaccinations. A town hall held Jan. 12 and sponsored by the AFT; the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees; the National Education Association; and the Service Employees International Union gave union members a chance to hear from a panel of the nation’s leading experts on the COVID-19 vaccine. Watch a video of the event, where panelists answered questions on a variety of issues ranging from vaccine safety and efficacy to equitable distribution.

 

Nurse Staffing MOAs Signed

DECEMBER 23, 2020 — President Bill Garrity announced a series of memoranda of agreement (MOA) reached with management to try to address coverage of nursing shifts in critically understaffed areas.

See the documents and watch Bill's video message about them.