|UPTE-CWA E-Bulletin: June 07, 2004|
(1) UPTE Achieves First Step Towards TX/RX Wage Increases
(a) UC's Compact with Governor Schwarzenegger Sets Minimum for across-the-board raises:
The compact must still be approved each year as part of the budget and UPTE must bargain these raises into contract language, so the increases in the compact are only the first step in getting our raises. We must hold UC accountable so that increases in their funding actually end up as raises for staff.
The full text of the compact is available at: http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/news/compact/compact.pdf
(b) UC Has the Money for RX/TX Step Increases:
Our TX/RX bargaining team met for the first time last week with UC and presented proposals that include step increases. This will undoubtedly be the major issue for our new contract. For more information on our raises at UC please see the primer UPTE has prepared at: www.upte-cwa.org/UCwage.html.
Note that the raises for TX/RX employees at LBNL are separate. They are still on a merit system that provides longer term employees with smaller raises.
(2) “Where's the Dough” Workshops At Your Workplace
If you would like to host a “Where's the Dough” workshop for some of your coworkers please contact your local UPTE or send an email. We have a recipe (literature) to show where to find the “dough.” If all UPTE members are informed about how UC can pay for raises and we work together to hold UC accountable then we will achieve our goals.
(3) Put in for Your Incentive Award Now!
The Berkeley and Irvine campuses claim that they use this incentive award money for training and promoting staff. You can put in a request for training using this fund but you are not eligible for the incentive award.
At the Santa Cruz campus a flat amount of $200 will be distributed to all staff in the middle of June. You do not need to request the award. Some departments at other campuses do this as well.
LBNL and LANL have ongoing incentive award programs that come from different funds. You can submit a request at any time and the funds do not expire at the end of the fiscal year. You can edit the sample letter to omit the mention of the deadline for request.
(4) HX Wage Increases On July 1, 2004
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