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Your Contract

Also known as a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), this sets your salary, benefits, and many working conditions. Download as PDF.

Membership Application

Membership is what gives our union power. You must submit an application to be a member of UAPD.

Employee Benefits

Unionized workers in Los Angeles County work together to negotiate the best benefits package for all.  Download as PDF.

Voluntary Benefits

UAPD members have an opportunity to purchase long and short term disability coverage and other types of plans at an affordable rate. Sign up to speak to a benefits counselor.

Send Letter to Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors

For the past two years in negotiations, the county has not addressed our concerns. It’s time to escalate.

Doctors United for Our Patients

More information on bargaining with Los Angeles County.

Physician Recruitment

The Union of American Physicians and Dentists is working with the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services to recruit more doctors into vacant positions at county facilities.  Watch the videos below and share them with friends, family, and on social media to help us keep county facilities fully staffed.


recent news

UAPD Meets with Governor Gavin Newsom

UAPD Meets with Governor Gavin Newsom

Pictured from left to right: Willie Pelote, UAPD Political Consultant; Doug Chiappetta, UAPD Executive Director; Governor Gavin Newsom; Stuart Bussey, M.D., J.D., UAPD President Governor Gavin Newsom visited the Union of American Physicians and Dentists' (UAPD)...

End of the Year Message from the UAPD President

End of the Year Message from the UAPD President

Dear Members, I hope that all of you got some well-deserved rest and family time this past week. As 2024 approaches, the UAPD looks back on the memorable year that we had. Our successes would not have been possible without your energy, loyalty and commitment. In...

Legislative Advocacy

Every year UAPD sponsors and endorses state legislature bills that are beneficial to working doctors and those they care for.

Legal Expertise

UAPD stewards and staff get advice and support from experienced labor attorneys.

Know Your Rights

Union members have the right to union representation at any meeting with management that they reasonably believe may lead to discipline. These are called Weingarten Rights.

You can save thousands of dollars on products and services by taking advantage of discounts provided to union members by Union Plus and AFSCME Advantage.

As the year progressed, our members demanded to have a stronger voice in health decisions affecting their patients, especially concerning public health decisions.

– UAPD President Stuart Bussey, MD, JD

With greater strength and diversity comes an opportunity and responsibility to comment upon health issues that affect our members, their patients, and the public in general.

– UAPD President Stuart A. Bussey, MD, JD

Traditional physician interactions are being altered in this 21st-century pandemic.

– UAPD President Stuart A. Bussey, MD, JD