Janel Munguia, Student Affairs Officer III, UCLA
Before I became an SAO, and before the SSP campaign started, staff received regular annual salary step increases to keep up with inflation. UC created new job titles as to do away with step increases and fool employees into thinking they’d be eligible for increased salary “ranges” which they rarely implement.
As a long-time career employee, I am concerned about my retirement security. Now UC is undermining our defined benefit plan with “tiers” and defined contribution options that divert pension funding.
UPTE gives us a voice on these issues and makes our needs and interests visible.