UAPD and AHS reached an agreement on a successor MOU. The new MOU is a three-year agreement from June 27, 2014 through June 30, 2017.
For the Dentists, there will be a 5% across the board increase dating back to the pay period closest to October 1, 2014, meaning that you will receive a retroactivity check once the MOU is approved by the AHS Board of Trustees. Market surveys will be conducted by AHS for wage reopeners in year two, July 2015, and year three, July 2016, for implementation of appropriate salary adjustments, if necessary. Market surveys will include information from Kaiser, salary.com, and the surrounding counties.
For the Benefited Psychiatrists and for the Night Emergency Psychiatrists covering the 1900-0700 psychiatric emergency room shift, there will be a 2.5% across the board increase dating back to the pay period closest to October 1, 2014, meaning that you will receive a retroactivity check once the MOU is approved by the AHS Board of Trustees. The SAN Psychiatrists previously negotiated rate increase of 24% will be made permanent. Market surveys will be conducted by AHS for wage reopeners in year two, July 2015, and year three, July 2016, for implementation of appropriate salary adjustments, if necessary. Market surveys will include information from Kaiser, salary.com, and the surrounding counties.
All UAPD members are encouraged to come to San Francisco this October 23-24 for the UAPD Triennial Convention and free continuing education class. All events will take place at the Westin St. Francis Hotel (MAP), located on Union Square in the heart of San Francisco. Register for the meetings online by clicking here.
What is the Triennial Convention?
As required by the UAPD bylaws, every three years the Union holds a statewide meeting that brings together UAPD members and elected delegates from all sectors. This meeting, called the Triennial Convention, will take place on Saturday, October 24, 2015. At the Triennial, there will be a review and analysis of Union activities that have taken place since the last Triennial. Attendees will also make, discuss, and vote on motions to set the Union’s direction for the next three years.
UAPD received notice that Traditions Behavioral Health and representatives of the County of Santa Clara had signed an agreement to immediately hire outside contractors to provide psychiatric services to the Main Jail, Elmwood Correctional Facility, and Elmwood Correctional Center for Women. At about the same time, two doctors currently employed in the Main Jail were told that starting in October, custodial health services will be performed by TBH contractors rather public employees.
UAPD has launched a comprehensive campaign to urge the County Supervisors to reject that agreement, and a large number of Santa Clara doctors have joined the fight. The County’s attempt to replace regular positions with contractors poses a direct threat to all Santa Clara doctor jobs and the services they provide to the community.
Los Angeles County Physicians (324), Psychiatrists and Dentists (325) and Pharmacists (301) are all at the table this month. One of the ways that an employer gauges the strength of a union during bargaining is by its membership rate — the percentage of people who have chosen to sign an application to become full members rather than remain fair share fee payers. Over the next few weeks, UAPD staff will be working across Los Angeles County to maximize our level of membership. LA County members are asked to give organizers a hand locating the non-members, and to speak to their colleagues about the importance of being a UAPD member. The contract we’re negotiating covers everyone — and the more people who become members, the better that contract will be.
Here is a brief update of where each group is in negotiations: