AFSCME Bargaining Update

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 Service and Patient Care Technical Employees

Don’t you deserve a contract too?

UC recently reached a tentative contract agreement with UPTE that guarantees pay increases and good benefits for UPTE-represented employees for five years. Here are highlights of the agreement:

 

Healthcare Professionals

Research/Technical Professionals

Pay

20% across-the-board increases: 5% at ratification + 3%/yr for 5 years, starting July 2020

22% across-the-board increases: 3% at ratification and in Jan. 2020, + 3%/yr. for 5 yrs, starting July 2020 (3.5% in years 2021/2023)

Health Benefits

The same graduated salary-based rates as other employees + $25 cap on increases for Kaiser and Health Net Blue & Gold plans

Retirement Benefits

New employees will receive the same excellent pension benefits as current employees

UC Offers AFSCME More – Union Leaders Say NO

UC recently gave AFSCME an offer with increased wages and additional limits on subcontracting. Here’s a summary of UC’s most recent offer to AFSCME leaders and the union’s response:

 

UC Offer/Position

AFSCME

Response

Compensation

• Service: 3% across-the-board increases every year

• PCT: 2% across-the-board increases every year + step increases every other year (local experience-based step programs at UCSF/UCLA)

• An extra $2,000 for all eligible staff upon an agreement

NO

Contracting

Additional limits on UC subcontracting

NO

Retirement Benefits

New bargaining unit employees will receive the same pension benefits as current AFSCME-represented employees

NO

Health Benefits

The same graduated salary-based rates as other employees, + $25 cap on increases for Kaiser and Health Net Blue & Gold plans

NO

Job Opportunities

• Eligible part-time employees can apply for jobs with more hours per week before external applicants

• More training and assistance for service employees to build skills and be eligible for higher-paying jobs

NO

Member Vote

Let members vote on UC offer!

NO

You have waited too long for a contract and your raises. An agreement requires compromise from both sides — it's time for AFSCME leaders to do their part.

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