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May 29, 1999 | NICHOLAS RICCARDI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a historic victory for organized labor, officials announced Friday that Los Angeles County's doctors have become the largest U.S. group of physicians in nearly two decades to vote to unionize. The nationally watched election culminated a three-year campaign to organize the county's 800 physicians--those who are not medical residents--in the wake of the county government's massive effort to restructure its Department of Health Services.
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August 25, 2000 | NICHOLAS RICCARDI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Negotiations between newly unionized Los Angeles County doctors and county officials reached an impasse this week, and the physicians said they may undertake job actions at public health clinics because of a contract dispute. The battle is the doctors' first significant conflict with management since more than 800 of them became the largest group of U.S. physicians to unionize in nearly two decades. The doctors voted last year to join the Union of American Physicians and Dentists.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 12, 1999 | NICHOLAS RICCARDI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Fresh from medical school, Angela Wang forsook the stratospheric salaries of the private sector for a still-comfortable living as a radiologist at a Los Angeles County hospital, UCLA-Rancho Los Amigos in Downey. Her county job gave her stability and time to lecture, write papers and mentor students. All that is gone now, replaced with the constant specter of layoffs, budget-cutting and 12-hour workdays.
NEWS
May 29, 1999 | NICHOLAS RICCARDI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a historic victory for organized labor, officials announced Friday that Los Angeles County's doctors have become the largest U.S. group of physicians in nearly two decades to vote to unionize. The nationally watched election culminated a three-year campaign to organize the county's 800 physicians--those who are not medical residents--in the wake of the county government's massive effort to restructure its Department of Health Services.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 25, 2000 | NICHOLAS RICCARDI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Negotiations between newly unionized Los Angeles County doctors and county officials reached an impasse this week, and the physicians said they may undertake job actions at public health clinics because of a contract dispute. The battle is the doctors' first significant conflict with management since more than 800 of them became the largest group of U.S. physicians to unionize in nearly two decades. The doctors voted last year to join the Union of American Physicians and Dentists.
NEWS
October 30, 1985
Psychiatrists hired by Los Angeles County to treat the homeless and mentally ill have overwhelmingly voted for union representation, alleging poor working conditions and low pay, a union spokesman announced. The 120 psychiatrists employed by the Mental Health Services Department chose the Union of American Physicians and Dentists by an 86-8 vote.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 2, 1987
There is the story about the farmer who figured out that he would save a lot of money if he could train his horse gradually to eat less and less each day. Unfortunately, just when the food ration got down to zero the poor animal died, thus ruining the experiment. This same sort of reasoning prevails in Sacramento, where Gov. George Deukmejian is progressively trimming the Medi-Cal budget for essential health care for the poor. Perhaps it is the governor's intent that, once they are denied enough health care, the poor also will simply go away.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 19, 1988
A Los Angeles judge Monday invalidated all state audits used to recover overpayments of Medi-Cal funds to physicians prior to May 15, saying the auditing procedures were adopted without giving notice to doctors. Henry Fenton, a lawyer for the Union of American Physicians and Dentists, which sued the state over the auditing methods, said the ruling affects "at least hundreds of doctors" and millions of dollars. "We're talking about a lot of money," Fenton said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 10, 1988
A Los Angeles judge has ruled that California doctors whose Medi-Cal claims were improperly audited by the state must make individual claims for the millions of dollars in reimbursements owed them. Superior Court Judge Miriam Vogel ruled that only members of the Union of American Physicians and Dentists, which sued the state Department of Health Services over its auditing methods, can make the claims. Deputy Atty. Gen.
NEWS
March 2, 1999 | SHARON BERNSTEIN and NANCY CLEELAND and NICHOLAS RICCARDI, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Seeking to capitalize on doctors' frustrations with the reduced fees and loss of control over treatment that come along with managed care, the nation's fastest-growing labor union pledged Monday to spend $1 million a year to organize physicians. The Service Employees International Union will target salaried doctors, about half of the nation's 600,000 practicing physicians. The timing could not be better.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 12, 1999 | NICHOLAS RICCARDI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Fresh from medical school, Angela Wang forsook the stratospheric salaries of the private sector for a still-comfortable living as a radiologist at a Los Angeles County hospital, UCLA-Rancho Los Amigos in Downey. Her county job gave her stability and time to lecture, write papers and mentor students. All that is gone now, replaced with the constant specter of layoffs, budget-cutting and 12-hour workdays.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 24, 2003 | Daren Briscoe, Times Staff Writer
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to reinstate a generous benefits package it had previously stripped from 800 county doctors. The doctors lost the benefits when they unionized four years ago. But earlier this year, the doctors dropped out of the union in a move that prompted the board to return the benefits package.
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