AFSCME Bargaining Update

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Service and Patient Care Technical Employees

UC President tells AFSCME: It’s time for a deal.

To underscore how serious UC is about an agreement, UC President Janet Napolitano made a special appearance at the July 15th bargaining session between UC and AFSCME to deliver the following messages to union leaders:

  • UC employees have waited too long for a contract and for the raises they deserve
  • UC has compromised on several key issues, and is willing to do more, but AFSCME must also compromise
  • UC is serious about a contract — it’s time for AFSCME leaders to do their part
  • A contract is only possible with flexibility from both sides
  • UC wants an agreement as soon as possible — does AFSCME?

At the last meeting, UC offered AFSCME another proposal with improved wages and more restrictions on subcontracting. AFSCME was to give UC a counteroffer at this week’s bargaining session, but offered UC nothing on wages and subcontracting.

Contract delays are costing you a lot of money.

Here is how much money the typical service and patient care technical employee has missed because of no agreements with AFSCME leaders:

Position

Missed Pay Raises from 2018 UC:

Settlement Offers (6%)*

Lost Pay from 2018:

19 Strikes (9 days)

Total Missed Pay

Missed One-Time Payment

Total Missed

$$$

Respiratory Therapist

6,117

3,515

$9,632

2,000

$11,632

Radiologic Technologist

5,598

3,217

$8,815

2,000

$10,815

Vocational Nurse

4,022

2,313

$6,335

2,000

$8,335

Building Maintenance Worker

2,839

1,631

$4,470

2,000

$6,470

Groundskeeper

2,780

1,597

$4,377

2,000

$6,377

Food Service Worker

2,353

1,350

$3,703

2,000

$5,703

*Based on average annual salaries for each classification.

You deserve a contract — and a VOTE on UC’s offers!