Doctors at L.A. County-Run Facilities Postpone Strike Planned for Next Week

Doctors and dentists who work at hospitals and other health facilities run by Los Angeles County are postponing a strike that had been scheduled to begin next week, their union announced Friday.

Members of the Union of American Physicians and Dentists had been preparing to go on strike from Wednesday to Jan. 1 amid complaints that inadequate benefits made it difficult to hire and retain medical staff. The UAPD has more than 1,100 members in the bargaining units that has been planning to walk out, the bulk of them employed at the county’s Department of Health Services.