As many of you know, a significant number of LA County-employed doctors receive a paycheck from the county and a separate stipend payment from either UCLA or USC. Those stipends are funded by monies paid by the county to each university, and the universities control the distribution of individual stipends. The county has declared its interest in stopping the stipend system, while both universities have declared their interest in maintaining it; both sides are currently negotiating the matter separate from UAPD. If the County and the Universities have not yet reached an agreement, the new contract allows the Union to reopen bargaining over the salaries of this group of doctors on June 15. UAPD will notify LA County doctors should the wage re-opener become necessary.