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AHS Tries to Contract Out Doctor Positions

May 20, 2016

UAPD met with AHS two days ago in a meet and confer over TBH’s efforts to staff a “triage psychiatrist” position in PES.  AHS is claiming that recruitment has been unsuccessful over the past three months and that not enough SAN psychiatrists are interested in taking regular employment from the current employee pool.  UAPD made several recommendations to AHS to recruit psychiatrists as an alternative to contracting out to TBH.  For example, we asked that AHS advertise psychiatrists’ salaries online and in all of its outside advertisements.  Interestingly, AHS has a policy of not advertising salaries for any of its vacant positions because it believes that applicants “interested in working for AHS for the high salaries are not employees we want to hire here.”  Of course, this is ludicrous!  All public employers advertise salaries for open positions.  Furthermore, it is no secret that physicians’ salaries must be competitive with the market in order to recruit and retain them.  AHS’ argument is a poor attempt at hiding its intentional obstruction of recruiting and retaining  UAPD jobs.   

Although UAPD doubts that AHS will present the union proposals to the Board of Trustees, more meeting are scheduled.  Anticipating no movement from AHS, UAPD is prepared to move quickly to arbitration on this issue and will also file an unfair labor practice charge against AHS for meeting in bad faith with the Union.

NEVHC Wins Salary Scale Worth Celebrating

May 11, 2016

Due to the strength and unity of UAPD NEVHC members, the midterm bargaining team won the establishment of a new salary scale for providers.  The comprehensive grid incorporates substantial salary increases for all UAPD members at NEVHC, ranging from 9% to 23% cumulatively.

The UAPD team worked hard on this, meeting regularly, often weekly, with management for the past several months on behalf of all members.  This tremendous achievement was accomplished by a diverse group of members working together, as a team, on unpaid time outside of their clinic hours.  This group of remarkable providers is committed to ensuring just and fair working conditions and compensation, while equally committed to always providing the best, safest patient care.

This historic achievement is remarkable not only because it represents an unprecedented mid-contract salary increase for every classification, but because it establishes a salary scale for the first time at NEVHC.   The salary scale is based on years of clinical experience.

Open Positions at AHS

November 25, 2015

Physician II – Board Certified   14699
WINTON WELLNESS CENTER
Winton Wellness Center, Hayward, CA

 

Physician II – Board Certified   15236
EASTMONT WELLNESS CENTER
Eastmont Wellness Center, Oakland, CA

 

Physician II – Board Certified   15645
NEWARK WELLNESS CENTER
Newark Wellness Center, Newark, CA

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