UC student health center doctors launch rare 4-day strike

Apr 9, 2015 1:51 PM by News Staff

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Doctors who work at University of California student health centers are staging a rare four-day strike to protest what they claim is the university's failure to negotiate a labor contract in good faith.

Staff physicians are the university's five Northern California campuses walked off their jobs on Thursday morning and plan to return on Monday morning. Doctors at the five campuses in Southern California are scheduled to strike from Saturday until Wednesday.

University spokeswoman Shelly Meron says health center managers are expected to provide urgent medical care during the strikes, but students may need to reschedule routine visits.

The 150 dentists, podiatrists and physicians are negotiating their first contract since their joined the Union of American Physicians and Dentists in 2013. They also staged a one-day strike in January.

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