Santa Barbara doctors have just begun bargaining for a new contract. The current contract expires on November 22nd of this year. The UAPD Bargaining Team consists of three doctors who represent both the Public Health and Mental Health Departments. In addition to salary improvements, the team is making proposals to expand continuing education benefits (both the time off and the reimbursement amounts) and to improve call, standby, and call-back language. Achieving parity with what Santa Barbara County has negotiated with other union is a key component of this contract campaign.