UC Doctors Strike Again

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.

View Strike Photos

UAPD Flickr Page

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

KNBC-LA (NBC) – Los Angeles

KUSI-SD – San Diego

KCBS-LA (CBS) – Los Angeles

KTTV-LA (FOX) – Los Angeles  

KNSD-SD (NBC) – San Diego 

KTVU-SF (FOX) – San Francisco 

KGO-SF (ABC) – San Francisco

KRON-SF – San Francisco

KPIX-SF (CBS) – San Francisco

KABC-LA (ABC) Bruin Day


KABC-LA (ABC) 5 pm

KABC-LA (ABC) 4 pm