LA Physicians, Dentists Plan Strike After Christmas

Physicians and dentists who work for Los Angeles County plan to go on strike Dec. 27, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Their union, The Union of American Physicians and Dentists, announced the news Dec. 13 in a Facebook post. Union representatives argue that benefits offered to county physicians and other medical professionals who work for county-run hospitals, clinics and other facilities are inadequate, making it challenging to recruit and retain staff, and that there are dire vacancies for medical professionals in some county facilities, according to the Times.