State of California BU16 Bargaining Begins

The BU-16 bargaining committee is preparing to negotiate a successor agreement to the expiring contract. The team is submitting a complete proposal package the morning of Thursday, March 9 at 10 a.m. The union’s proposal will be made public for comment for seven days. After which, we will begin to bargain directly with the state.

The union is proposing an aggressive package to save the state money by asking for pay parity and supplanting contractors with state-employed doctors.

In unity,

Robert Bitonte, M.D., J.D., MC I, Department of Social Services

Lazarus Chanza, D.D.S., Dentist, Ca. Correctional Center, CCHCS

Peter Dang, D.P.M., Podiatrist, Dept. of State Hospitals (DSH) Metro

David Perts, M.D., P&S Napa

Caterina Liu, M.D., PHMO III, Dept. of Public Health

Navreet Mann, M.D., Psychiatrist, Ca. Correctional Health Care Services (CCHCS)

Benny Martin, D.O., Physician, RJ Donovan, CCHCS

Jennifer Villa, M.D., Physician – Telemedicine, Ca. Correctional Health Care Services (CCHCS)

Nader Wassef, M.D., Psychiatrist, Dept. of State Hospitals (DSH) Napa

Stuart Bussey, M.D., J.D., President, UAPD

R. Douglas Chiappetta, M.A., Executive Director, UAPD

Patricia Hernandez, J.D., Chief Negotiator, UAPD

Nereyda Rivera, Sr. Representative – NorCal, UAPD

Glynnis Golden Ortiz, Sr. Representative – SoCal, UAPD

Zegory Williams, Consultant, UAPD

Gary Robinson, Consultant, UAPD