On Wednesday, January 24th, a UAPD representative for AHS met with your colleagues following the monthly provider meeting. We had a very good, engaging meeting. UAPD gave a brief update on the status of negotiations, which is advancing at a very slow pace due to AHS’s inability to provide the Union with necessary information.
UAPD also clarified to our members that the Union did NOT agree to the following changes:
- UAPD did not agree to change the patient scheduling start times at the Ambulatory Care Clinics!
- UAPD did not agree to require doctors to make-up PTO time approved with less than 90 days advance notice!
The Union did, however, agree to require 90 days advance notice for PTO requests because this time frame is an improvement from the current terms of the MOU, which requires PTO requests to be submitted at the beginning of each year.
UAPD will continue to fight AHS’s attempts to unilaterally make changes to your work conditions without first notifying and meeting with the Union. It is an unfair labor practice to directly deal with UAPD members about their terms and conditions of employment. UAPD will pursue an Unfair Labor Charge against AHS for violating your rights.
NEW BARGAINING SUBCOMMITTEE
Many doctors were very interested in participating in the current negotiations. UAPD is happy to announce that Dr. Laura Wise (Hayward) will be at the table as the latest member of the negotiating committee. Also, the doctors have formed a bargaining subcommittee to discuss proposals and information on an ongoing basis. These meetings will take place during non-work hours at a time and place agreed upon. The first of these sub-committee meetings will take place on Thursday, February 8th at 5:30 PM at the following location:
4045 Piedmont Avenue (near 41st Street)
Oakland, CA 94611
More updates will be provided as negotiations continue.