HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM UPTE-CWA LOCAL 9119,
THE UNION FOR PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES AT UC!
UC has now given or offered raises to UC employees who are covered by a union contract:
0% pay increase not enough? UC employees who have a union get more than employees without a union.
||Effective date of raise
||Amount of Pay Increase
||UPTE-CWA Local 9119
||Most titles more than 5%;
Many titles more than 10%
||AFSCME Local 3299
||UC offer: 1.0% to 1.5% for 3 years, in addition to step increases; not dependent on the state budget
|Patient care technical unit
||AFSCME Local 3299
||4% retroactive to 10/07;
2.5% effective 1/09;
2.5% effective 7/09;
3.0% effective 1/10;
3.0% effective 1/11;
3.0% effective 1/12
||UC offer: 4% to 9% for FY 2008-2009
||2% to 8%
Staff without contracts aren’t a priority
Employees who don’t have the protection of a union contract are an easy target when budgets are reduced. UC’s executives continue to get pay increases, like those of:
- David T. Feinberg, MD, newly appointed Associate Vice Chancellor and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for the Hospital System at UCLA who received a 179 percent increase ($474,600) in base salary, for a new annual base salary of $739,700
- Stipend extension for Samuel Hawgood, Acting Dean at the School of Medicine at UCSF, who received, a stipend of 94.3 percent ($181,425) to increase his current faculty base salary of $192,300 and his Health Sciences Compensation Plan (HSCP) pay of $195,475 to an annual salary of $569,200
UC’s funding from the state may be in jeopardy, but state funding provides less than 25% of UC’s revenue. When UC management wants to find the money, it is usually able to.
2009 – it’s got to be better than 2008!
UPTE members are looking forward to 2009. We have a new US president taking office and providing hope at a critical time in our nation. With the economy in a freefall, all social programs, including education, research, housing, and healthcare are in danger. This is a time to join together and work for our common good. UC employees are not immune from the downturn in the economy and its effects on education and research. Working together provides the best security for our futures at UC. We’re organizing a union for UC’s administrative professional employees and now is the time to sign up for change. We are collecting commitment cards to show our commitment to winning union representation for administrative professionals at UC so that we have a seat at the table to fight for better wages, benefits, and working conditions.
January 24, 2009 – save the date!
Join UPTE Today to Build a Union for Administrative Professionals
Union supporters from around the state will gather in Berkeley on Saturday, January 24 to meet and plan the next steps toward winning union representation for administrative professionals at UC. The meeting will be from 10am to 4 pm and will include discussion of workplace issues and how we can work together to address these issues and win improvements on the job. Please join us! For more information, please contact Kim Carter at email@example.com.
As members of UPTE that do not yet have a union contract, we can advocate for our interests from our pay and benefits to workload challenges. Hundreds of staff professionals have signed up as members of UPTE. By joining UPTE, not only do we support the effort to win union representation for Administrative Professionals, but also the already organized UPTE units in their effort to win a contract with fair wages, secure benefits, and a voice on the job. Dues are $22 per month and are paid through payroll deduction. To download a membership application, click here.