LA County Doctors, Dentists and Veterinarians Contemplate Strike

Physicians, dentists, psychiatrists and veterinarians held a rally in downtown Los Angeles Tuesday as they considered a strike against the county. 

For the past two years, the doctors, who are represented by the Union of American Physicians and Dentists (UAPD), have been entangled in a drawn-out negotiation to get their members at L.A. County’s departments of Health Services, Mental Health, Medical Examiner, Fire and Animal and Care and Control a new contract. However, the protracted talks culminated in very little, as the two sides failed to reach an agreement before the current deal expired on Sept. 30.