Physician Unions in the Medical Industrial Revolution
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Stuart Bussey, MA, MD, JD, FCLM, President of the Union of American Physicians & Dentists/AFSCME
This presentation will describe how physicians have evolved into overmanaged assembly line workers, and then present a strategy to slow this trend by unionizing. It will briefly cover historical events and laws that have led to this current state of affairs.
Stuart A. Bussey, M.D., J.D., is the third President of the Union of American Physicians and Dentists (UAPD) since its inception in 1972. As a rank and file member, steward, Board member, Vice President, and now President, Stuart Bussey has fought for the rights of both patients and UAPD physicians and dentists. His lobbying and testimony in both State and National legislatures has resulted in better salaries and working conditions for UAPD members, protection of peer review and civil service positions and prison health care reform. His meeting with Social Security officials in Washington, D.C., helped preserve hundreds of physician jobs. Dr. Bussey believes that all sectors of our union—private county and state—must communicate and learn from one another. This includes contract negotiation techniques, grievance filings and political strategies.
Dr. Bussey has been a State of California Medical Consultant in the Social Security Disability Evaluation Division since 1990. He has had a solo family practice in Walnut Creek, California since 1984. As both employee and employer he understands the rights and responsibilities of the worker.
Free to attend for members or future members (and a plus one)!
Registration, Networking, Cocktails: 6 - 6:30pm
Dinner: 6:30 - 7pm
Business meeting: 7 - 7:20pm
President's Welcome Address
Election of Officers & Trustees
Guest speaker, 7:20 - 7:30pm: Representative Jessica Bateman, Vice Chair, Health Care & Wellness Committee
Keynote: 7:30 - 8pm
Q&A: 8 - 8:25pm
President's Closing Remarks: 8:25 - 8:30pm
3636 Country Club Rd NW
Olympia, WA 98502
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