California Counties

CCSF Ratification Vote

On Tuesday, May 4, 2010, your UAPD Negotiating Committee reached a Tentative Agreement with the City and County of San Francisco regarding the City’s layoff and reorganization plan that would layoff most of our members and rehire them at a reduced work week. Although...

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CCSF Asks UAPD to Accept Furloughs Instead of Layoffs

San Francisco is pushing all unions to make concessions, and most are bringing the City’s latest plan to members for ratification. As a cost saving measure, in early March Mayor Gavin Newsom proposed laying off thousands of City and County of San Francisco (CCSF)...

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Q and A on CCSF Layoff and Furlough Plan

Question:  Why should doctors sacrifice more work hours which would de facto result in decreased billing and decreased productivity for the Department of Public Health? Answer: Sometimes the City seems to remember this and sometimes they don't. For example, despite...

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Major Grievance Victories in LA County

As important as negotiating strong contracts is enforcing them, and in 2010 UAPD has had great success in holding Los Angeles County to the terms of our contracts. Vigorous contract enforcement protects doctors, those with specific grievances as well as all others,...

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The Latest News on San Francisco Layoff Plan

On April 6, 2010, the City and County of San Francisco sent out an update regarding the citywide layoffs. The effective date for layoffs has, once again, been postponed, this time until June 11, 2010. When we last met with the City, ERD and DPH indicated that rehire...

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