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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 – State Budget

Stuart A. Bussey, MD, JD | You have no doubt heard about the Governor's budget which includes a 54 billion dollar deficit and a 10% proposed cut to all state employees, including yourself. I have already heard from some of you and share your concerns. The union does...

An Important Message for All UAPD Members Regarding COVID-19

Covid-19 is causing major changes to the way that we go about our lives and work as health care professionals. Social distancing and telework can be difficult to achieve, depending upon your particular workplace. Here are some general work guidelines for UAPD workers,...

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...

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