|SPECIAL ebulletin for UC’s administrative professionals
Monday, March 22, 2010
|UC techs and researchers win significant pay raises in new union contract
UPTE-CWA Local 9119, the union that represents UC’s 9,000 technical and professional staff systemwide, announced that its membership has voted to ratify a new five-year agreement.
You can find out more about the new contract at UPTE’s website.
We’ve had multiple years of no pay increases, pay cuts under UC’s furlough program, rising healthcare and parking costs, and new contributions to our retirement plan. For those of us without a union contract, it all adds up to total compensation that is rapidly declining.
UPTE’s research and technical members were able to negotiate a contract – even in these challenging budget times – that includes pay increases to help offset retirement contributions and increases in health care costs. Moreover, these significant pay raises will have a compounding effect over time on base salaries, which will beneficially affect retirement benefits.
If you support a union for UC’s staff professionals (analyst, programmer, student affairs officer, admin specialist, library assistant v, buyer, accountant, senior and principal editor, learning skills counselor, and many others), please sign the UPTE commitment card, become a member of UPTE (dues are $22/month), and/or contact us for more information.
This bulletin provides a resource for workplace issues affecting UC’s staff professionals and ways we can work together to solve them. It also keeps us updated on administrative professionals’ organizing efforts with the University Professional and Technical Employees union (UPTE).