Los Angeles County Psychiatrists and Dentists

LA County Doctors Discuss Department Merger

Los Angeles County Supervisors are considering a plan to merge the county's public health department and its mental health agency with the Department of Health Services, which now runs county hospitals and clinics.  How will UAPD members fit into the plan?  How could...

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LA Psychiatrists and Dentists Approve New Contract

UAPD Members in Los Angeles County Bargaining Unit 325 (Dentists and Psychiatrists) overwhelmingly ratified a agreement reached by the negotiating team on February 20, 2014.  The 18 month agreement includes three across-the-board pay increases of 2% each.  In...

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New Training Fund Takes Shape In LA County

As part of the last Memorandum of Understanding between the Dentist and Psychiatrist Unit (BU 325) and Los Angeles County, UAPD negotiated a new $400,000 training and education fund.  The goal of that fund is to provide doctors with training related to health care...

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Many LA County Grievances Settled in Favor of Doctors

UAPD staff and stewards in Los Angeles County have been hard at work enforcing the UAPD contract.  In recent months, several grievances have been settled in favor of UAPD doctors.  For example: A Long Beach Comprehensive Health Center (CHC) physician filed a grievance...

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Bargaining Roundup: Counties, Clinics, CSU

In recent years the best strategy for many county bargaining units has been to rollover the current contract rather than negotiate a new one, assuming the employer agrees to do so. While extending a contract generally means no new salary increases, it also means no...

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