In 2017, UAPD learned that NEVHC now has 68 per diems (not in the UAPD BU) while the number of Full and Part Time benefited employees, UAPD members, has shrunk in comparison. The Per Diems are doing UAPD bargaining unit work. We are addressing this in bargaining, among other issues, subject to bargaining.
The members achieved close to 100% participation in UAPD Bargaining surveys which were circulated by leadership early, with member leaders and stewards who strongly encouraged 100% participation, to enter negotiations from a position of strength, with everyone’s input.
NEVHC leaders continue to make inroads and connections for UAPD to other local FQHCs and have met with other providers interested in organizing with UAPD. Likewise, NEVHC members are glad to offer their support to further the work and scope of UAPD, in Southern California as well as anywhere else, and to increase UAPD’s and NEVHC’s membership and help both grow.