Pharmacists Negotiations Update: July 6, 2015

Closing In On Finishing the New Contract

July 6, 2015

The negotiating team met with management four days last week, completing work on paid time off benefits and making significant progress on finishing seniority and job postings. In addition, we started discussions on hours of work, including schedules.

Last Thursday was our 22nd meeting day, and approximately three-quarters of the contract has been agreed to. We do, however, have a few very challenging issues left to deal with, including part-time status, how schedules are developed, and workload. And with only three bargaining days left scheduled, at the end of the day on Thursday we agreed to six additional negotiations days to work on these tough issues. As of now, we are scheduled to meet on:

Wednesday, July 15
Thursday, July 16
Friday, July 17
Tuesday, July 21
Wednesday, July 22
Monday, July 27
Tuesday, July 28
Monday, August 3
Tuesday, August 4

Though the remaining issues are challenging, we do believe we can finish by August 4. We invite all pharmacists to attend an upcoming bargaining session. Come and participate first hand as we work through the unresolved issues. Our union-only caucus begins at 9 a.m. and we strive to get together with management at 10 a.m. All sessions are held at the UNAC/UHCP office:

955 Overland Court, Suite 150
San Dimas, CA 91773

Your continued support is very much appreciated!

In solidarity,
Bill Rouse
Chief Negotiator
UNAC/UHCP