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Santa Barbara County

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

Additional information about your healthcare, retirement, and other benefits.

Human Resources

Additional information and documents may be found on the human resources page.

recent news

UAPD Pulse – New Growth

Stuart A. Bussey, MD, JD | As the pandemic winds down, the Spring shows signs of new life and growth…and that includes UAPD. Check out our new, evolving website. It has fresh news updates and information about our union. We will be adding an interactive member’s...

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. ...

National Doctors’ Day — Duty Calls

Stuart A. Bussey, MD, JD | Every March 30th, for the past 30 years, National Doctors Day is observed to honor those professionals who have dedicated their lives and careers to their patients and communities. The genesis of the holiday by executive order of President...

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