By Doug Porter
Physicians at all 10 University of California student health centers will hold a one-day unfair labor practices strike on Tuesday.
They gave notice to the UC system on Friday, following the failure of 41 bargaining sessions over a year’s time to gain an initial contract for The Union of American Physicians and Dentists (UAPD). Over 90% of the student health doctors voted in favor of striking in meetings during December.
The union has filed Unfair Labor Practice charges with the California Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) saying the universities are failing to negotiate in good faith. In one instance cited, the UC administration increased pension contributions without negotiating over the issue.