Beginning April 9th and lasting until April 14th, UAPD doctors were on strike against the University of California to protest unfair labor practices committed during the year-long bargaining for a first contract. In addition to picketing the student health centers in Los Angeles and Berkeley, doctors protested at Cal Day, Bruin Day, and Celebrate Irvine, the days when UC welcomes new students to campus. There were several rallies featuring doctors and students (including one student who thanked a striking doctor for saving her life), and a march on the chancellor’s office at both Los Angeles and UC Berkeley. There was even a plane towing banners in support of the doctors at most events.
The press coverage of the action continued to be strong — the story was seen by more than 4 million viewers on TV newscasts and featured in both the LA Times and The San Francisco Chronicle. Everyone has been sympathetic to the doctors, who are fighting to ensure that students can receive quality health care on campus.
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Sample of Print Coverage
OC Register UC student doctors’ strike hits region
Santa Monica Mirror Striking Doctors, Dentists To Picket Outside UCLA Campus In Westwood Monday
SF Chronicle: In Rare Move UC Campus Doctors Plan 4 Day Walkout
California Healthline: Doctor Strike May Be Harbinger of Reform Era Labor Problems
Los Angeles Times: Doctors at UC student health clinics start strike
San Jose Mercury News: Berkeley: University of California physicians to strike April 9
Associated Press: UC Student Health Center Doctors Launch Rare 4-Day Strike
Sample Television Coverage