United Pharmacists
of
Southern California


Representing over 1,500 pharmacists in the Southern California Region of Kaiser Permanente

We Stand Together as one UPSC

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Work Locations
Stewards
UPSC

Together we support our fellow UPSC union brother and sister members as we  work in Partnership with our employer to ensure our Contract is upheld.

 

CHLA community service 2019

We know our patients are not the only ones who need care.  UPSC is proud to give back to those facing difficult times in  our communities and neighborhoods.

CA Legislative Day 2019 2

Supporting and defending our pharmacy profession in State government secures our future.  UPSC members can bring about legislative change in many ways.

Member Empowerment

UPSC Stewards

Stewards are the “eyes and ears” of  UPSC, keeping track for the union of what’s happening on a day-to-day basis. Stewards make sure that the union members in their pharmacy locations are kept informed about what’s going on within the union. Per our National Contract, Steward time is paid by Kaiser.

Contract Knowledge

Learn your rights and benefits by reading your contract! All UPSC members should have received a physical copy of our contract in September 2020. If not, contact President Lawrence Louie upsc.lawrence.louie@gmail.com

Workplace Issues

See something that violates our National or UPSC Contract? Document the discussion with your manager and then escalate to your Area Steward, Contract Specialist, Officer or Staff Representative.

COVID-19

During this COVID-19 pandemic, UPSC pharmacists continue to work diligently at a safe speed to ensure the safe and optimal health care for all patients, while achieving and maintaining the highest standards of pharmacy practice.

Know Your Weingarten Rights

 

Employees have rights during investigatory meeting/interviews. These rights are called
“Weingarten Rights” based on a 1975 Supreme Court decision.

If called into a meeting with your supervisor or manager to investigate a situation which might result in discipline, you have specific representational rights and should state:

“If this discussion could in any way lead to my being disciplined or terminated, I respectfully request that my UPSC steward be present at the meeting. Without representation present, I choose not to respond to any questions or statements.”