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Santa Cruz 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.

Personnel Department

Additional information and documents may be found on the Personnel Department webpage.

recent news

Santa Cruz County Prepares for Negotiations

UAPD has submitted a request for bargaining in Santa Cruz County and has begun the process of selecting a negotiating team.  This year's bargaining will likely be contentious, as the doctors plan to push the County to do more to resolve its critical doctor shortage....

Santa Cruz Contract Improvements Go Into Effect

After several months of re-opener bargaining, the UAPD team signed a Tentative Agreement with Santa Cruz County that was approved by the County Board of Supervisors.  That means that all the improvements (see below) will now go into effect.  In addition to more than...

Santa Cruz County Health Premium Issue Resolved

In Santa Cruz County, CalPERS implemented the plan cost increases for 2014 before Santa Cruz County was allowed to increase the amount it pays towards doctors' health plans, as agreed to in UAPD negotiations.   CalPERS is requiring the County to undergo a fairly...

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