On January 9th, UAPD was notified by UCI administrators that they planned to extend hours at the Student Health Center. UAPD Labor Representative Jake Baxter met with a group of UCI doctors to prepare a response, and then, along with one of the UCI doctors, met with management on January 22nd to conduct a “meet and confer” over the issue. Once a union is in place, the employer cannot change working conditions without conducting such a meeting with all impacted unions.
At the meet and confer, the following agreements were made:
- It was agreed that the program is needed and is beneficial to the students, and that the program would start January 22, 2014, staffed by doctors who volunteered to do so.
- UCI administration will provide UAPD with a proposal regarding the duties and responsibilities of doctors during the extended hours pilot.
- It is the intent of UC to provide an incentive payment to participating physicians from the start of the pilot. UC will make a proposal regarding the incentive payment amount that the physicians shall receive. It was agreed that UAPD and UCI will meet and confer again over the incentive payment proposal.
- Both parties agreed to meet and confer until the issue is resolved.
UAPD will update UCI doctors as the meet and confer process continues.