1. Union Dues Reduced

    Posted: Dec 3rd, 2016

    Dear Colleague,

    We are excited to announce that your dues/agency fee will be reduced. Our investment committee and treasurer made a recommendation to our executive council that this year’s budget could be executed with a lesser dues amount. As such the new budget, that was proposed at our annual meeting and overwhelmingly adopted by the membership calls for a reduction from 0.7% to 0.63%. Please check your paychecks dated February 3, 2017 (corresponding to the pay-period, January 6, 2017 through January 19, 2017) to make sure it reflects the reduction. Thank you.

    Sincerely,
    The UCHC-AAUP Team


  2. Volunteers for Government Relations Committee Needed

    Posted:

    Dear Colleague:

    We are inviting you to become part of an exciting opportunity! Article X II of the UCHC-AAUP constitution establishes the formation of a Government Relations Committee. “Government Relations” involves enhancing communication between elected officials and the union. It involves advocacy and monitoring of legislation that affects bargaining unit members. Most importantly, when ready, the new committee will focus on the legislature’s adoption of our new collective bargaining agreement. However, we would like to emphasize that government relations is distinct from political activity in that union is not endorsing candidates, contributing or campaigns, or serving in any electioneering capacity. Please let us know of your interest.

    Thank you.

     


  3. Latest SEBAC meeting

    Posted: Nov 28th, 2016

    · The administration requested to meet informally with SEBAC Leaders, and that discussion occurred

    · The parties plan to meet informally again

    · Union leaders will brief their leadership bodies and negotiating committees.

    · Further briefings and information will be available if discussions continue.


  4. Now Part Of Med School — Studying The Health Care System

    Posted: Nov 17th, 2016

    A study by the American Association of Medical Colleges concluded that nearly all medical schools in the country require coursework about the health system and how it is financed. Also in the news, a study by Rand the finds retail clinics haven’t triggered a reduction in ER visits for low-acuity illnesses.

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  5. ABP Payments and Patient Satisfaction Scores

    Posted: Nov 2nd, 2016

    Dear ABP Colleagues:

    We would like to highlight a recent issue that the union was successful in resolving to the benefit of faculty on ABP. We are attaching the the MOU with the administration that we negotiated. Please pay special attention to paragraphs 4 and 5. Thank you for your support and as always the AAUP works hard for your interests. Please do not hesitate us the union office with any questions concerning the changes to the patient satisfaction metrics or your ABP. See signed-moa-patient-satisfaction-abp-amendment10-2016


  6. Dues Decrease Approved!

    Posted:

    This is to inform the payroll department that, commencing with paychecks dated February 3, 2017 (corresponding to the pay-period, January 6, 2017 through January 19, 2017) the UCHC-AAUP is reducing the rate of member dues from 0.7% to 0.63%.


  7. Yale Medicine could leave Anthem’s network Oct. 7

    Posted: Sep 21st, 2016

    Yale Medicine, the medical practice that includes more than 1,400 Yale School of Medicine clinical faculty physicians, could leave Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield’s network next month if the two organizations don’t reach a contract agreement.

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  8. School of Medicine Bylaw Amendments Election

    Posted: Jul 6th, 2016

    Don’t forget to vote in the SOM election going on now through July 11th!!

    There will be specific changes to the SOM Bylaws presented that will have a significant impact on the ability of faculty to be promoted. These proposals are:

    1)A proposed change in the by-laws to amend the criteria for promotion and tenure in the Investigator and Clinical Investigator professional categories. The proposed changes would add grant support as an indicator either as a principal investigator or as key personnel on grants with collaborators.

    2)A proposed change in the by-laws to create a new professional category to be called “Medical Researcher”, which is designed to be parallel to the Medical Educator professional category in that it will be available only to in residence faculty and will have no mandatory promotional clock.

    3) Adding  “Community Engagement” to the promotion and tenure criteria in all professional categories.

    Click on the link for the amendments and more information.

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  9. Doctors less satisfied, more burned out with electronic records

    Posted: Jun 29th, 2016

    UCHC-AAUP is concerned about endless time spent on EMR and physician burnout. Here is some of the latest research:

    “Most doctors who use electronic health records and order entry software tend to be less satisfied with how much time they spend on clerical tasks and are at higher risk of burnout than others, according to a new study…

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  10. Our Least Experienced Doctors Are Dangerously Tired

    Posted: May 20th, 2016

    Doctors are about the closest thing we have to superheroes in real life. But must they also be super-human? Specifically, can people in the medical profession somehow get by on way less than the seven to nine hours a night that ordinary people require?

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