UAPD staff members, attorneys, and President Dr. Stuart Bussey met with University of California (UC) representatives at the Oakland office of the Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) on Wednesday. PERB had called an informal settlement conference for both parties to discuss how membership in the new doctor’s union at UC will be defined.
UC clarified that they are disputing UAPD’s efforts to include doctors who work only a few days per month in the new union. UAPD believes that the law is on our side when we claim that these doctors should be included in our union. At Wednesday’s meeting we presented several legal precedents that support our position. The UC attorneys responded by saying they need time to discuss our proposal with representatives from all ten campuses. We have scheduled a follow-up meeting to hear their response.