Saturday, January 24, 2015
Doctors at all 10 University of California student health centers announced Friday that they will hold a one-day unfair labor practices strike on Tuesday. Organizers said the walkout will mark the first time in 25 years that fully licensed doctors have gone on strike against a U.S. employer. It will also be the first strike in the 43-year history of the Union of American Physicians and Dentists, according to the labor organization. "Obviously, we're disappointed that the union has chosen to go on strike," said Shelly Meron, a spokeswoman for the UC president's office. The UAPD said doctors at the student health clinics unionized in 2013 and have been in negotiations on their first contract for over a year, during which they've filed multiple unfair labor practice charges against the UC system for what they consider to be illegal behavior at the bargaining table...
Full story at http://www.kpbs.org/news/2015/jan/23/uc-doctors-plan-one-day-labor-strike/