Contract Ratified for California State Physicians and Dentists


The tentative agreement with the State of California has been ratified!

Our agreement is now pending the legislature’s approval and the Governor’s signature, which will likely be obtained this week. Upon this, the contract will take effect and all BU16 members will receive a general salary increase of 3% retroactive to July 1, 2023. Additional contract highlights include:

  • Special Salary Adjustments (SSA) for the various classifications that range from 3% to 15%
  • On-call pay is now $15/hour
  • On-call duty language in the contract specifically defines those duties as for “emergency or emergent” issues. This will help our members manage call duties more reasonably.
  • NDI Family Care Leave
  • CDCR/DSH Retention Pay Differential for on-site doctors
  • Psychiatrist Additional Caseload – pay at 135% of base hourly rate for additional work.
  • Reduction of 0.5% in Pers employee contribution
  • Professional Judgment Workgroup
  • Psychiatrist Classification Committee – to create a telepsychiatrist classification separate from the on-site psychiatrist classification.
  • Medical Consultant Pay Per Case Plan (DSS) – payment increases from $27 to $40 for up to 75 additional cases.
  • Essential worker bonus of $1000 for direct care providers

Within the next 90 days, the UAPD will meet and confer with the State to solve the MOD holiday pay issue.

Thank you for your participation during the ratification process. This wouldn’t have been possible without the strength of our membership these past six months during negotiations.

The work doesn’t stop here though. From now until we bargain for a new agreement in two years, we will continue to engage with our membership and bring your priorities to the table.

In solidarity,

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

Kafia Abbasi, M.D. CHCF-Stockton

Robert Bitonte, M.D., J.D., Dept. of Social Services

Lazarus Chanza, DDS, California Rehabilitation Center

Peter Dang, D.P.M., Dept. of State Hospitals, Metro

Dave Perts, M.D., Physician & Surgeon, Napa State Hospital

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

Navreet Mann, M.D., Psychiatrist, Ca. Corr. Health Care Svs.

Benny Martin, M.D., Ph. & Surg., RJ Donovan, CCHCS

Jennifer Villa, M.D., Telemedicine, CCHCS

Nader Wassef, M.D., Psychiatrist, DHS Napa

Gary Robinson, M.A., Consultant

Zegory Williams, M.A., Consultant

Doug Chiappetta, M.A., UAPD Executive Director

Nereyda Rivera, UAPD Co-Chair of Negotiations

Patricia Hernandez, J.D., UAPD Chief Negotiator

Glynnis Golden-Ortiz, UAPD Senior Representative