|UPTE-CWA E-Bulletin: December 18, 2007|
(1) After A Successful Year, Delegates At Delegates at TX/RX Bargaining Conference Set Priorities
Nearly 80 delegates were elected to attend the conference in Berkeley which spent the weekend deliberating priorities and developing a plan to pressure UC to acquiesce to our demands. The delegates also elected a bargaining team with member representatives from each campus . These bargainers will be available to all members to receive input and report on the status of bargaining next year.
To continue the successes of this year we need to no longer give UC the option of changing our pension and healthcare costs when they want. UC must bargain these costs so that we know how much of a raise we will truly get after the costs for our benefits.
Other priorities included special equity increases for job titles that are paid far below market rates, financial assistance for childcare, parking and transportation and others. Contact your bargainer or UPTE staff to see a full break down of all the priorities.
The cost of health benefits is going down slightly for most employees. The average decrease is $2.65/month or about 0.1% of salary.
The maximum cap of our dues is increasing from $40 to $45. This will only impact employees who are paying less than the standard 1.3%, that is those making more than $37,000/year. This is about 0.2% of our salary.
(3) CWA Presidential Endorsement
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