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19 Apr, 2017, 15:44 ET MultiCare Urgent Care Providers Vote "Yes" To Form Union

This week providers at MultiCare Legacy Urgent Care Centers voted by an overwhelming margin to join UAPD. By a 43-7 vote, Legacy providers sent a...


03 Nov, 2016, 15:27 ET UAPD Claims State Has Done Little To Fix Doctor Shortage at Prisons

On Tuesday the State's Office of the Inspector General issued a report that gave Salinas Valley State Prison (SVSP) a failing grade for the medical...


19 Oct, 2016, 16:16 ET Doctor Union in Washington State Will Be a First

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is expected to certify the results of a union election on Thursday, October 20th, creating a new union...


13 Jul, 2016, 15:42 ET Psychiatrists Denounce Department Chair Over Wasteful Contract

By a vote of 38 to 2, psychiatrists at John George Psychiatric Hospital demanded that the Chair of the Department of Psychiatry, Joe Walker, M.D.,...


11 Mar, 2016, 18:52 ET LA County Coroners Agree with Dr. Fajardo that Department is Severely Understaffed, says Union of American Physicians and Dentists

 Los Angeles County coroners were disappointed to hear of the resignation of medical examiner-coroner Mark Fajardo, agreeing with his...


06 Oct, 2015, 08:00 ET Doctors Address Santa Clara County Supervisors

Doctors employed by Santa Clara County will speak out during the 9 am open comment period of today's Board of Supervisors meeting.  The...


27 Jan, 2015, 10:30 ET Doctors Go on Strike Against the University of California

 Doctors at all ten University of California campuses began a one-day strike against UC at 7:30 am on Tuesday morning.  The doctors, who...


16 Jan, 2015, 16:35 ET UC Doctors Call ULP Strike for January 27th

Today the Union of American Physicians and Dentists (UAPD) gave the University of California Office of the President (UCOP) notice that doctors...


28 Mar, 2014, 11:09 ET UAPD/AFSCME Announces Opposition to MICRA Measure

 The Union of American Physicians and Dentists (AFSCME Local 206) has registered its opposition to a ballot initiative that would raise the cap...


27 Mar, 2014, 13:54 ET On National Doctors Day, Santa Clara County Doctors Plan Strike

Some doctors in Santa Clara County will spend National Doctors' Day (March 30) organizing for a strike against their employer. In mid-March,...


21 Nov, 2013, 17:29 ET UAPD Forms New Union for Doctors at the University of California

More Health Care Providers See Unionization as Means for Increasing Voice in the Workplace Today the University of California (UC) formally...


31 Aug, 2013, 14:06 ET SB 491, the Bill to Expand Nurse Practitioner Practice, Stalls in Committee

The Union of American Physicians and Dentists released the following statement regarding the failure of SB 491 to pass out of the Assembly...


21 Aug, 2013, 14:40 ET UAPD Member Ronald Lewis, M.D., Named to Medical Board

 Today Governor Jerry Brown announced the appointment of Dr. Ronald Lewis to the California Medical Board.  In addition to the many...


13 Jun, 2013, 10:00 ET Doctors Criticize Conditions at the Santa Cruz County Health Services Agency

 Doctors working for the Santa Cruz County Health Services Agency (HSA) don't believe that County administrators are doing enough to fill...


17 Aug, 2012, 14:10 ET Napa State Hospital Workers Celebrate Victory Over Department of State Hospital (DSH) Intransigence

 This week, after nearly two years of protests, the workers who care for mentally ill patients at Napa State Hospital have achieved one of the...


31 Aug, 2011, 18:49 ET Ventura County Ordered to Bargain with Doctors' Union

Union of American Physicians and Dentists Urges County to Stop Making Baseless Appeals A Public Employee Relations Board (PERB) Administrative...


24 Aug, 2011, 02:11 ET DMH Doctor, a Member of the Union of American Physicians and Dentists, Makes Statement During "At the Tipping Point- A Blueprint for Change"

The following testimony was given today by Dr. Laura Dardashti, a staff psychiatrist at DMH Metropolitan State Hospital, as part of today's hearing...


04 Mar, 2011, 13:00 ET Non-Profit Clinic Doctors Vote to Join Union

A group of medical professionals working at the thirteen clinics that make up the Northeast Valley Health Corporation (NEVHC) voted last week to...


19 May, 2010, 09:00 ET UC Regents to Discuss Proposed Role in Prison Health Care

UAPD President to Present Flaws in Sweeping Plan The following was released today by the Union of American Physicians and Dentists: What: The...


17 May, 2010, 09:00 ET UC Regents to Discuss Proposed Role in Prison Health Care

UAPD President to Present Flaws in Sweeping Plan The following was released today by the Union of American Physicians and Dentists: What: The...


25 Mar, 2010, 20:36 ET Doctors Speak Out at UC Regents Meeting

This morning Dr. Stuart Bussey, President of the Union of American Physicians and Dentists (UAPD), and Attorney Andrew Kahn (Davis, Cowell &...


24 Mar, 2010, 17:38 ET NEWS ADVISORY: UAPD President Stuart A. Bussey to Address University of California Regents About Proposed Plan to Transfer Prison Medical Care to UC

The Department of Personnel Administration (DPA) is circulating a report, written by Texas-based telemedicine firm NuPhysicia, that recommends...


22 Mar, 2010, 19:29 ET Union of American Physicians and Dentists: Does UC Vice President Stobo Stand to Profit From Corrections Healthcare Deal?

The Schwarzenegger administration has proposed a plan to transfer responsibility for the medical care of California prison inmates to the...


26 Feb, 2010, 18:28 ET Napa State Hospital Doctors Question DMH Judgment

Doctors at Napa State Hospital (NSH), who are represented by the Union of American Physicians and Dentists (UAPD), expressed concern today over...


26 Feb, 2010, 18:23 ET Doctors Applaud Latest Furlough Reversal

Dr. Stuart A. Bussey, President of the Union of American Physicians and Dentists (UAPD), praised Judge Frank Roesch's decision on Thursday to grant...