The Student Health Physicians Unit (DX) is a systemwide bargaining unit of physicians, dentists and podiatrists that provide valuable patient care that serves students and supports their learning at campus student health and counseling centers. The unit is represented by the  Union of American Physicians and Dentists (UAPD). It does not include employees at UC medical centers. Currently, the unit includes approximately 130 employees.

An approximate breakdown of the number of DX represented Doctors at each location is as follows:

Location Headcount
Berkeley 31
Davis 16
Irvine 15
Los Angeles 19
Merced 1
Riverside 8
San Diego 13
San Francisco 4
Santa Barbara 14
Santa Cruz 9
Total 130

*FTP Data, April 2017

Dues/Agency Fee

The state Higher Education Employer-Employee Relations Act (HEERA) was amended in January 2000 to establish an "agency shop" at the University of California (HEERA §3583.5). By law, UC employees who are represented by a union but do not join and pay membership dues are required to pay a "fair share" fee through mandatory paycheck deductions. The deductions are paid to the union to help cover the union's costs for negotiations, contract administration, and related representational activities.

Fair share fees must be paid by all employees in the DX Unit who are not members of Union of American Physicians and Dentists (UAPD) whether or not they support the union. The only exception under the law is for an employee "who is a member of a bona fide religion, body or sect that has historically held conscientious objections to joining or financially supporting public employee organizations."(HEERA §3584). Employees may apply to UAPD for conscientious objector (CO) status. Once UAPD grants CO status, the employee may select one of the charities agreed to by UAPD and UC, to which the fees will be paid (see chart below).

Employees who wish to apply for conscientious objector status should contact UAPD directly.

UAPD dues structure and fair share fees

(effective September 2015)

Dues Structure / Values Agency Fee Amount CO Charities

Nine tenths of one percent of gross pay (0.9%)

Eighty-six one-hundredths of one percent of gross pay (0.86%) NAACP Legal Defense & Education Fund; Habitat for Humanity; Oxfam