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Why Caregiver and Healthcare Employees want CHEU

The Caregivers Union is an independent union formed in 2001 by hospital employees to win strong union representation, better benefits and improved conditions for employees and patients. Caregivers Union is an affiliate of the National Nurses Organizing Committee (NNOC/CNA).


RNs and Techs United!

Principles and Mission:

  • Unity and solidarity in representation, bargaining, and political defense of public healthcare
  • Member involvement
  • Independence from management
  • Passionate advocacy for healthcare justice

Caregivers and Healthcare Employees’ Union Officers

  • President: Melroy Green
  • Vice President: Pacita Balcom
  • Secretary-Treasurer: Joseph Robinson

Executive Board Members At Large:

  • Herminia Filares
  • Rosario Hernandez

Facility Executive Board Representatives:

  • Alta Bates Summit: Manjit Plahey
  • Palomar-Pomerado: Maria Perez
  • San Gabriel: Mary Sanchez

Workplace Violence Regulations

The California Nurses Association (CNA) sponsored S.B. 1299 in response to workplace violence as a serious occupational hazard for registered nurses and other healthcare workers. S.B. 1299 became law in 2014 and directed Cal/OSHA to develop a comprehensive workplace violence prevention standard for hospitals and other healthcare settings. CNA members provided significant testimony during the rulemaking process, which enabled Cal/OSHA to develop comprehensive regulations that are a model for the nation.


CHEU Facilities and Updates:

CHEU - Alta Bates Summit Medical Center:

    CHEU - Glendale Memorial:

      CHEU - Kindred Hospital-Baldwin Park:

      CHEU - Kindred San Gabriel Valley:

      CHEU - Childrens Hospital Oakland:

      CHEU - Palomar:

      CHEU - San Gabriel Valley Medical Center: