United Nurses Associations of California/Union of Health Care Professionals

United Nurses Associations of California
Union of Health Care Professionals


Staff Representative

Based in Northern California


This position represents all affiliates within the Kaiser United Therapists of Northern California (UTNC) affiliate and is responsible for guiding and advising the affiliate officers and members; building leadership, activism and solidarity; representing and advancing the Union in our members’ workplaces; negotiating and enforcing collective bargaining agreements; handling, negotiating and resolving grievances and other disputes; and supporting, educating and providing direction to Affiliate officers and representatives.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES (include but are not limited):

  • Promotes solidarity and collective bargaining, builds bargaining power, identifies workplace injustices and grievances, and increases membership and member activism.
  • Plans for, develops proposals for, and conducts negotiations for collective bargaining agreements, in collaboration with Affiliates and UNAC/UHCP’s officers and other staff members.
  • Identifies, investigates, drafts, files, pursues and resolves workplace disputes, including grievances and other injustices; negotiates resolutions to such disputes; and processes grievances up to and including arbitration and/or mediation.
  • Responds to chapter officers and representatives, and members’ needs, including workplace meetings, grievance handling, problem solving and making rounds. Deploys Union resources for assigned chapter(s) and members.
  • Responds to telephone calls from members, Human Resources and management representatives in a timely manner.
  • Conceptualizes, plans for and conducts internal organizing to increase membership, activism,
  • leadership and bargaining power.
  • Organizes, recruits, trains, orients, develops and assists activist members and leaders in assigned chapters in order to empower them to achieve goals described above through solidarity, activism, and leadership.
  • Conceptualizes, plans and implements new initiatives to achieve goals and duties described herein.
  • Attends assigned chapter(s) general membership meetings when invited or necessitated.
  • Formulates and participates in Union educational activities (teach, backup, support as appropriate).
  • Participates in Union activities as a representative of UNAC/UHCP i.e. Central Labor Councils, leafleting, picketing, etc.


  • Current, active RN, NP, PA, CNM, OD, PT, OT License or other appropriate professional license, with some minimum experience as a UNAC/UHCP activist, e.g. Affiliate officer, steward, contract specialist or other lost time role; if no healthcare professional license, B.A. or B.S., in a relevant field or background in labor and/or progressive movement.
  • Good standing with BRN or other appropriate licensing agency, if applicable.
  • Understanding of current Collective Bargaining Agreement(s).
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to communicate and interact effectively with Affiliate leadership and Union members.
  • Ability to work well independently, manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines.
  • Salaried position; may require nonstandard work hours and/or weekend and holiday work.
  • Extensive travel may be required, current California Driver’s License.
  • Background in labor movement and/or progressive movements.

UNAC/UHCP is prepared to offer a generous and competitive salary and benefits package consistent with experience, skills and demonstrated abilities.

Submit a current résumé reflecting qualifications for this position to: HR@unacuhcp.org. Please reference “Staff Representative – Kaiser UTNC” in the subject line.

UNAC/UHCP is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law.

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