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BU 16 Bargaining Update 5/12/16

May 12, 2016

At today’s meeting with the State, we continued to discuss their responses to our information requests. Their Chief Negotiator clarified which of the dozens of reports they have provided gives the clearest picture of the vacancy rate in our unit, an important issue when we begin to discuss recruitment and retention of doctors.

The UAPD team raised our concerns about new mechanisms of investigating doctors that seem to violate the terms of our contract. Some managers claim that doctors facing “administrative reviews” or “audits” are not being “investigated,” so they are not subject to the protections in Article 12.2. Others say that investigations done by certain outside or internal units can proceed without regard to that contractual language. Next week we will continue listing our objections to this change in practice, and later this month the State will bring representatives from DSH and CDCR to present information and answer our questions. Read more …

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NEVHC Wins Salary Scale Worth Celebrating

May 11, 2016

Due to the strength and unity of UAPD NEVHC members, the midterm bargaining team won the establishment of a new salary scale for providers.  The comprehensive grid incorporates substantial salary increases for all UAPD members at NEVHC, ranging from 9% to 23% cumulatively.

The UAPD team worked hard on this, meeting regularly, often weekly, with management for the past several months on behalf of all members.  This tremendous achievement was accomplished by a diverse group of members working together, as a team, on unpaid time outside of their clinic hours.  This group of remarkable providers is committed to ensuring just and fair working conditions and compensation, while equally committed to always providing the best, safest patient care.

This historic achievement is remarkable not only because it represents an unprecedented mid-contract salary increase for every classification, but because it establishes a salary scale for the first time at NEVHC.   The salary scale is based on years of clinical experience.

UAPD Lobbies Against UC Pension Attacks

April 22, 2016

On Wednesday April 20, UAPD joined AFSCME 3299, the California Nurses’ Association, and the Teamsters in a united lobbying effort against a proposed attack on the University of California pension. Ten teams of employees and staff met with 54 legislators and key staffers, explaining the problem and urging them to sign a letter demanding that UC’s proposition 2 funding for fiscal year 2016-2017 be contingent on elimination of the 401(k) opt-out.  Since the Assembly Speaker, Senate President, and Lt. Governor all signed letters opposing the opt-out, we are hopeful that with continued pressure, the legislature will agree to compel UC to do the right thing.

UAPD members will remember that the Coalition of UC Unions strongly oppose UC president Janet Napolitano’s Task Force’s recommendation to introduce caps on pensionable salary for all employees hired on or after July 1, 2016. You can read the emails describing those efforts and see UAPD President Stuart Bussey’s testimony here: January 15 email and January 29 email.
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BU 16 Bargaining Update 4/21/16

April 21, 2016

Today was the first day of Bargaining Unit 16 negotiations. After introductions, both sides agreed to the ground rules that will govern this round of bargaining.

Prior to the start of negotiations, Chief Negotiator Nereyda Rivera requested several types of information that the team will need to conduct bargaining. For example, we requested the number of vacancies by classification, department and institution, the names of doctors affected by the PEPRA pension cuts, and various kinds of leave reports. Today Principal Labor Relations Officer Candace Murch provided much of the information that we requested, and the team will review what was provided for completeness. The team also requested additional information from the State at this meeting.

Both sides agreed to roll over three articles for which we have no new proposals. Bargaining will continue next week at the UAPD office in Sacramento. Stay tuned for future updates.

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First Day Update: State BU 16 Bargaining

April 21, 2016

April 21st was the first day of Bargaining Unit 16 negotiations.  After introductions, both sides agreed to the ground rules that will govern this round of bargaining.

Prior to the start of negotiations, Chief Negotiator Nereyda Rivera requested several types of information that the team will need to conduct bargaining.  For example, we requested the number of vacancies by classification, department and institution, the names of doctors affected by the PEPRA pension cuts, and various kinds of leave reports.  Today Principal Labor Relations Officer Candace Murch provided much of the information that we requested, and the team will review what was provided for completeness.  The team also requested additional information from the State at this meeting.

Both sides agreed to roll over three articles for which we have no new proposals.  Bargaining will continue next week at the UAPD office in Sacramento.  Stay tuned for future updates.

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Open Positions at AHS

November 25, 2015

Physician II – Board Certified   14699
WINTON WELLNESS CENTER
Winton Wellness Center, Hayward, CA

 

Physician II – Board Certified   15236
EASTMONT WELLNESS CENTER
Eastmont Wellness Center, Oakland, CA

 

Physician II – Board Certified   15645
NEWARK WELLNESS CENTER
Newark Wellness Center, Newark, CA

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UAPD Constitution and Bylaws

March 26, 2015

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Legal Consultation Fund for UAPD Members

February 19, 2014

Any UAPD member who has received a formal written notice of suspension, termination, or limitation of medical staff privileges can apply to receive up to $1000 per case and per year to pay for legal consultation. The fund will be used to pay for attorneys who have been approved by UAPD to provide this service. UAPD will continue its practice of offering non-lawyer representation at the initial stages of disciplinary proceedings.

To determine if they are eligible to receive funds under this policy, the member must apply to a three-person screening committee appointed by the UAPD President. The decisions of this Committee shall be final. Other restrictions apply– please contact the Sacramento office at 916-442-6977 for details and to submit an application to the screening committee.

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