Docs in Santa Clara County’s public well being and hospital system overwhelmingly approved a strike, based on an announcement from the labor union that represents greater than 450 native physicians.
Tuesday’s announcement from the Valley Physicians Group reported that with 92% of members casting ballots, the vote was 93% in favor of authorizing a strike “if the county continues to barter in dangerous religion with regard to working situations that affect affected person care and doctor psychological well being.”
The announcement famous that the union and the county have already agreed to the wage construction of the following contract, leaving working situation points that affect affected person care and doctor psychological well being to be resolved.
“A strike is at all times a final resort and by no means one thing that’s entered into calmly, notably by devoted public physicians. Sadly, county administration is leaving us with no selection,” stated Dr. Stephen J. Harris, union chair. “Physicians are doing every part we will to resolve working situations points which have a critical affect on affected person care and doctor psychological well being. We now have highlighted these points for years however administration remains to be unwilling to associate with us to assist top quality public well being in Santa Clara County.”
The county stated in an announcement concerning the strike authorization vote, “We proceed to barter with our VPG-represented employees and hope to achieve an settlement.”