Update on LifeLong Union Negotiations

BERKELEY, CA, June 27, 2023 – LifeLong Medical Care provides vital medical, dental, and behavioral health services to some of the East Bay’s most vulnerable residents. 

The medical, dental, and behavioral health providers, represented by Union of American Physicians and Dentists (UAPD), and LifeLong’s management have been negotiating for their first collective bargaining agreement for over a year and began federal mediation on June 21.

Despite our best efforts to negotiate in good faith, UAPD has chosen to strike on June 27. The strike will impact the care of approximately 1,000 patients and will negatively impact LifeLong during an already challenging fiscal time.

LifeLong remains committed to negotiating in good faith and hopes that we can soon come to an agreement. The parties will return to mediation on July 5, 2023.