In mid-July, UAPD staff members, attorneys, and President Dr. Stuart Bussey had two informal settlement conferences with UC representatives and the Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) to determine how membership in the new doctor’s union will be defined. Resolving this issue is the final step to forming the new doctors union at UC. This week, PERB opted to cancel a third meeting when UC said it would not have decision makers available on that day. We have made it clear that UAPD is willing to negotiate over this issue, but only when UC has decision-making authorities present. In the interest of moving the process forward, UAPD has asked PERB to schedule a formal hearing so that an administrative law judge can make a final determination on which doctors will be included in the new union. We will update you when the hearing is scheduled.
UC has been delaying the process unnecessarily by disputing who can be included in the new union. UAPD is confident that legal precedent is on our side. Our intention is to settle the issues as soon as possible so we can begin the important work of bargaining a first contract for doctors.
At UAPD’s request, the Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) has scheduled a hearing regarding the objections that the University of California (UC) has raised about who may be included in the new doctors’ union. The hearing dates are October 30 and 31.
UAPD is confident that legal precedent is on our side, and we look forward to making our case in front of PERB. Our intention is to settle the issues as soon as possible so we can begin the important work of bargaining a first contract for doctors.