L.A. County Physicians Weigh Strike Amid Alarm About Staff Vacancies

The Union of American Physicians and Dentists said its members will begin voting Tuesday on whether to authorize a strike after more than two years of negotiations with the county failed to address their concerns.

The union represents more than 1,100 L.A. County employees in a pair of bargaining units that are weighing the possible walkout. Dozens of doctors in white coats and scrubs came to a county Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday and said they were prepared to take action.