WESTWOOD—For the first time in 25 years, fully licensed doctors staged a strike against a United States employer.
On Tuesday, January 27, University of California student health care doctors walked from their offices to picket lines in a one-day protest of alleged unfair labor practices. Doctors of student health centers unionized in 2013, and have been negotiating with University of California officials for over a year.
During the negotiation process, organizers are claiming that the UC system took unfair liberties with employees during negotiations.
Tuesday’s strike was also the first in the 43-year history of the Union of American Physicians and Dentists, as picketers gathered at UCLA’s Ashe Student Health and Wellness Center in an effort to support a satisfactory negotiation process.
In addition to the demonstration at UCLA, picketers gathered at UC San Diego, UC Berkeley, and UC Davis.