Providers at the To Help Everyone (T.H.E.) Health and Wellness Center in Los Angeles voted unanimously to unionize with UAPD in October. Soon T.H.E. providers will begin discussing their bargaining priorities and entering into negotiations for a first contract with their employer. They hope to find the same success at the bargaining table that providers at Northeast Valley Health Corporation did; the new NEVHC contract included improvements ranging from binding arbitration for grievances to a 19.25% raise for all providers. In addition to representing public sector doctors, UAPD has begun representing providers at non-profit clinics around California, many of which are changing drastically with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Providers interested in learning more about the benefits of unionization can contact UAPD here.