Department of Health Care Services (DHCS)

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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Furlough Case Takes Disappointing Turn

Oon May 16th, UAPD was dismayed to learn that San Francisco’s First District Court of Appeals reversed a lower court decision in favor of  UAPD on the issue of furloughs. In a case first filed in 2009, UAPD argued that Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger had not received...

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NPRs “Morning Edition” Examines DMH Violence

UAPD-represented doctors and other union members contributed to a hard-hitting, two-part special report about Napa State Hospital violence, which is being broadcast nationally on National Public Radio (NPR).  You can listen to  Day 1 or Day 2 of the report by veteran...

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Update on UAPD Furlough Lawsuit

Furloughs of State Employees in Agencies Funded by Federal and Special Funds:  UAPD attorneys recently finished up appellate briefs and await oral argument in the Court of Appeals regarding the Governors’ appeal of the lower court ruling in the union’s favor regarding...

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