|Our union contract (RX | TX) extends until June 30, 2013 and covers our pay increases and all other working conditions.
We have a finalized agreement on how to distribute the additional 0.5% funds set aside for equity. For complete details, see the full agreement.
Here is a summary of the raises, pension contributions and health benefit increases in our union contract:
- October 1, 2010: 2.5% cost-of-living increase for everyone
- October 1, 2010: 0.5% equity pool distributed in February, 2011 but retroactive to
- January 1, 2011: step increase (about 2%) for all career, non-probationary employees who are not at the top of their pay range
- July 1, 2011: 1% contribution to pension fund
- October 1, 2011: 3% cost-of-living increase for everyone
- January 1, 2012: step increase (about 2%) for all career, non-probationary employees who are not at the top of their pay range
UPTE-CWA has negotiated a transition program for UCLA, Merced and Office of the President employees being switched to bi-weekly pay (Jun/2012): We have sent out a notice to members at these campuses. Here is the full agreement.
Health & safety trainings (Jan/2011): Implementing our new health and safety language in our contract, UPTE is holding trainings all around the state for those interested in becoming a health and safety steward or those wanting to know more about maintaining a safe workplace. We want to ensure that we never forget the tragic death of Sheri Sangji at UCLA. UPTE’s health and safety director Joan Lichterman is coordinating the trainings.
Equity distribution (Jan/2011): We have concluded negotiations for the 0.5% equity pool that is effective October 1, 2011. Certain titles at certain campuses will receive supplemental market equity. The remaining funds will be distributed equally among remaining employees.
UPTE demands to bargain about healthcare and pension issues (Dec/2010): The University of California has exercised its contractual right to propose higher than agreed upon health benefit premium increases and additional pension contributions. See the bargaining reports below for the latest details.
Layoff/re-employment best practices sought (Sep/2010): The Layoff/Re-employment Committee is compiling the best practices across the UC campuses for re-employment of laid off employees. Paul Phojanakong from UCSF is heading the labor/management committee on UPTE’s behalf. Contact him for more information.
|01: UCOP, Jan 12-13, 2011
|02: UCOP, Jan 25-26, 2011
|03: UCOP, Feb 09, 2011
|04: UCOP, Feb 23, 2011
|05: UCOP, Mar 30, 2011
|06: UCOP, Apr 20, 2011
|07: UCOP, May 26, 2011
|08: UCOP, June 07, 2011
|09: UCOP, June 22 and July 6, 2011
Equity Committee: UC pay dramatically lags market rates for many of our job titles. We work together to push for additional equity increases above and beyond the raises in our contract.
Compensation Evaluation Committee: Evaluate the real cost to the University of the raises we have negotiated in our contract.
Hazardous Work and Safety Committee: Establish standards for hazardous work to improve safety and seek supplemental compensation
- Principal Telescope Technicians: Principle Telescope Technicians have been successfully brought into TX unit and will receive wage increases similar to those already negotiated for other TX employees. They will benefit from the pension protections and negotiations in the TX contract.
- Clinical Research Coordinators: UPTE-CWA has petitioned to include Clinical Research Coordinators in the RX unit as they do work essentially the same as Staff Research Associates. UPTE-CWA will push to have them included in all the cost-of-living and step increases already part of the TX/RX contract.
- Technology Support Analyst (TSA) III: UPTE-CWA has petitioned to include the
TSA IIIs in the TX unit as they do work essentially the same as TSA I and IIs but with more experience. UPTE-CWA will push to have them included in all the cost-of-living and step increases already part of the TX/RX contract.
- Producer/Directors: UC reclassified many projectionists into the producer/director job series to get them out of the union, in particular at the San Diego campus. UPTE-CWA petitioned to include all but the top title in the series in the TX unit and UC has agreed. The 50 people in this series became UPTE members in the Fall of 2008. Many of them, including former UCSD UPTE TX bargainer Art Daly, had been members of UPTE previously.