|UPTE-CWA E-Bulletin: December 10, 2004|
(1) TX & RX: The “Whos” Want a Holiday , Gear Up For Money Talks
In response to UPTE's demonstration that the cost of step increases is balanced out by salary savings from staff turnover, the University has agreed to bring compensation experts to the bargaining table. While the UPTE bargaining team will present information discussed with members in our wage workshops (see wage information), we have done so before and UC continues to divert the turnover savings from our raises.
The Regent's budget proposal for next year includes a 3% increase as agreed to in the compact with the Governor. The University has already taken the position that 1.5% of this will go to across-the-board increases and they plan to divert 1.5% into merits that should be paid out of turnover savings. UPTE has shown that the University can afford a 3% across-the-board increase and step increases for those who are eligible.
(2) Protect Yourself From New Worker's Comp Law
The new law also severely curtails the ability to use worker's comp benefits for retraining if you are injured on the job. You can obtain free legal advice to help you maneuver through the complicated legalities by contacting UPTE at your campus.
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