Doctors have had it with the way that they and their patients have been treated by the health care industry. The Union of American Physicians and Dentists (UAPD) is committed to putting doctors back where they belong—in control of their practice and with a leading role in American health care.
Take the first step today – Contact Us online or call us at 1-800-585-6977 and ask to speak to someone from the organizing department.
Who can join a union?
Any doctor who is an employee has the right to join a labor union and bargain collectively over salary, benefits, and working conditions. This includes doctors directly employed by state or county agencies as well as by for-profit and non-profit private employers. While most UAPD-represented doctors work in California and Washington, we are helping doctors in other states to organize unions as well.
Why organize a union?
Many doctors have had it with the way that they and their patients have been treated by the health care industry. Unionization puts doctors back where they belong—in control of their work and with a leading role in health care.
The Union of American Physicians and Dentists can help doctors negotiate improvements in their salaries, fringe benefits, job security, and working conditions. We can help doctors regain job satisfacation and improve the quality of the medical care that they are allowed to deliver.
Why organize with UAPD?
UAPD is a tough and effective labor organization which has successfully represented doctors for more than 40 years. Affiliated with the 1.3 million member American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), UAPD can draw on extensive lobbying, research, and organizing power to support its efforts on behalf of doctors.
The UAPD is a democratically-run union governed by an elected executive board composed entirely of our members. All contracts must be ratified by the members working for that employer.
The experienced, professional labor negotiators on staff with UAPD know the issues of salaried doctors inside and out. They have the expertise to get the job done. No other union even comes close.