UC Doctors Authorize Strike

After 35 bargaining sessions over ten months, there is still no agreement between UAPD and the University of California over terms for a first contract for UC Student Health Center doctors.  After months of bad faith bargaining on the part of UC, in November the UAPD bargaining team filed Unfair Labor Practice (ULP) charges against UC and held a strike authorization vote on all the UC campuses.  An overwhelming majority – more than 90% — of doctors voted yes, giving the UAPD bargaining team the authority to call a ULP strike if necessary.  The UAPD team will continue negotiating with UC in December, hoping to reach a fair agreement at the table if at all possible.