LifeLong Medical Care workers strike for fair workload, compensation equity

Over 130 physicians, nurses, dentists, therapists and other staffers at LifeLong Medical Care, a nonprofit provider of medical, dental, and social services for low income people, went on a one day strike on Tuesday. The strike called attention to demands for fair workload, equitable wages, increased participation in decision making, and improved benefits.

Workers at LifeLong, which has more than 20 facilities throughout Alameda and Contra Costa counties, voted to unionize as an affiliate of Union of American Physicians & Dentists (UAPD) in June of 2021. LifeLong and the unionized workers began contract negotiations in February of 2022, but have yet to agree to a first contract.