Loma Linda, CA — On Feb. 13, more than 800 resident and fellow physicians at Loma Linda University Health filed a petition with the National Labor Relations Board to unionize. Organizers are demanding the health network’s administration does more to provide better support for physicians.
Physicians have cited long hours, unsafe working conditions and low wages as reasons they filed to unionize. They are represented by the Union of American Physicians and Dentists (UAPD), which has more than 5,000 members.
Today, they gathered for a press conference at Loma Linda University to announce their unionization efforts. Loma Linda residents were joined by UAPD President Dr. Stuart Bussey and former California State Senators Bob Hertzberg and Dr. Richard Pan.