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Santa Barbara County News

During the COVID-19 pandemic, UAPD has held member meetings via zoom and teleconference. One current issue the union is addressing is how the administration urging patients to sign up for direct messaging with their providers, which will require more physician time. ...

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Santa Barbara TA Approved

On December 2nd, UAPD Santa Barbara County members voted in favor of a two-year agreement (through November 2017).  There were heated discussions over aspects of the agreement, with strong feelings expressed on both sides of the issue.  Concerns about a 5% increase...

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Santa Barbara Doctors At Table

Santa Barbara doctors have just begun bargaining for a new contract.  The current contract expires on November 22nd of this year.   The UAPD Bargaining Team consists of three doctors who represent both the Public Health and Mental Health Departments.  In addition to...

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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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