|UPTE-CWA E-Bulletin: November 14, 2005|
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Even if UC imposes the terms and conditions that we have agreed to, it cannot legally impose a ban on strikes. The University has accepted UPTE's proposal that an independent mediator work with both sides this week to attempt to achieve an agreement. If UC accepts that we will not sign away our constitutional rights without our members explicitly voting to do so, then UPTE will convert the early December vote into a contract ratification vote.
Details about the raises and the contract will be explained in departmental meetings at all campuses. If you wish to have such a meeting with your co-workers, call your local UPTE office and we can schedule a meeting at your convenience or make other arrangements that will work for you.
(2) Special Election Results Mean More Secure UC Benefits
Let's celebrate the defeat of Proposition 75 as the first win in our effort to defend our retirement and benefits. We will have many more challenges in the coming years but we will be able to have a voice in policies so important to us and our families.
If we do achieve a contract settlement that includes our raises and retains our right to honor picket lines, then we will agree to new benefits premium and co-pay amounts.
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