|UPTE-CWA E-Bulletin: December 27, 2004|
(1) TX & RX: The Grinch gets Holiday Cheer -- UC Gives in to Demand for 2 Days Off!
The combination of pressure from members sending the Grinch emails to University administrators, newspaper ads, an unfair labor practice filed by UPTE regarding the campus closure and determined bargaining brought about the University's change of heart. Working together we have again succeeded in achieving our goals.
While the University buckled with regard to UPTE's demands, they did not make the same offer to the clerical union CUE. UC insisted that clerical employees accept no increase for the 2003/04 wages they are still bargaining for and made no provisions for providing the days off for the 1000's of clericals that work in the medical centers (also without a raise). UPTE urges all members to support efforts by clericals to achieve both the holidays off and a real raise.
(2) TX & RX: Now We Need Some Real Raises
Over the coming months we will all have to make an extra effort to rally our allies in the legislature, among the faculty and the media to pressure UC to fix our pay system. The demand is simple: steps every year and across-the-board increases equivalent to state funding. For continuing employees that would mean minimum increases of 2%, 5% and 5% for three years. More in depth analysis is available on our website.
(3) HX: 2 Days Off
(4) Corrected Physician Predesignation From
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