Bargaining Leaders Meet with CCHCS Executives to Voice Member Concerns


Bargaining leaders – Margarita Maldonado, Vice President for Bargaining, Rionna Jones, Chair of Unit 20 and Kim Cowart, Chair of Unit 17 – met with California Correctional Health Care Services’ (CCHCS) executive management to discuss the dissatisfaction of members across the state regarding their mishandling of post and bid, an ill-advised staffing model, their proposal to create a new Medical Assistant classification, the use of mandatory overtime and other chronic issues.

“We will continue to hold them accountable as we take every opportunity to express our dissatisfaction with medical management,” said Kim Cowart.

CCHCS executives committed to regular meetings with our Union to further address employees’ concerns.

“There is a great deal of work to be done by the department to respect staff and honor our Union contract,” said Rionna Jones.