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Sacramento County Doctors Vote on New Agreement

December 19, 2013

Following six months of extensive negotiations, in November the UAPD Bargaining Team reached a tentative agreement with Sacramento County for a new five year agreement.  The UAPD Bargaining Team unanimously recommended ratification of this agreement, which has gone to members for a vote.  Under the terms of the agreement, salaries will increase between 10% and 16% over five years, depending on the Consumer Price Index for the area.  In addition to making solid salary gains, this contract also increases professional reimbursement to $1200 annually and improves the language that covers time off for continuing medical education/continuing education.  The County agreed to quarterly meetings of a Medical Advisory Committee to continue to address issues of concern to members.  The contract also implements aspects of AB 340, the Pension Reform Act that was passed in 2012.

Bargaining Roundup: Counties, Clinics, CSU

July 12, 2011

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 takeaways, which in the current economy is often a fair compromise. Los Angeles County Bargaining Unit 324 (Physicians) and Bargaining Unit 325 (Dentists and Psychiatrists) each recently agreed to extend their current county contracts until 2012. This was an especially appealing option for BU 324 members, because their contract includes a 3% annual increase which did not expire. BU 325 doctors who have not reached the top of the pay scale will also see a salary step increase this year. Sacramento County doctors also agreed to a one year extension of their contract, though it included a change in the retirement formula for new hires. As in Los Angeles County BU 325, Sacramento doctors not already at the final salary step will get a pay increase.

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Sacramento County Memorandum of Understanding (Contract)

June 22, 2011

Note:  Details of 2011 contract extension not yet posted online.

Memorandum of Understanding — Sacramento County
Sacramento County Benefit Sheet (PDF)
Sacramento County Department of Personnel Services
Sacramento County Civil Service Rules (PDF)

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More County Doctors Join UAPD PAC

June 21, 2011

Recently Los Angeles County Psychiatrists and Dentists (BU 325) completed surveys that demonstrated their desire to have a stronger voice in Los Angeles-area politics. As a result, the UAPD Executive Board voted to create a program for collecting voluntary political contributions from Bargaining Unit 325 members, which can be used in support of local causes.

In the past, UAPD has used money donated to the union’s Political Action Committee (PAC) to protect pensions, stop privatization of doctor jobs, and resist infringements on our scopes of practice. UAPD PAC money also supports the campaigns of California candidates who have shown a willingness to support doctors’ causes. Historically, it has been the State-employed doctors who have made the bulk of the PAC contributions, in large part because a simple system for collecting contributions has long been in place for state workers. Creating systems to increase PAC participation of county doctors makes more PAC money available for county-level candidates and issues. The Los Angeles County BU 325 doctors are leading the way.

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May 13, 2011

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