Thanks to Teamster Stewards, UC Workers
Win $1.3 Million in Back Pay!
Once again, the hard work of our Teamsters Local 2010 stewards is helping all University of California workers! After an investigation that began when Teamster stewards discovered UC was shorting our members on overtime, the University reached a settlement with the United States Department of Labor (DOL) resulting in payment of damages to Teamster members and other UC workers of totaling over $1.3 million.
It all began in 2015 when Local 2010 stewards discovered UC was incorrectly calculating overtime by failing to include premium pay in the calculation. Triggered by our discovery, the DOL conducted an investigation and ultimately entered into a settlement agreement with UC under which back wages and liquidated damages are to be paid to all current and former employees whose lost wages exceeded $20.
You may have received an email last week from the UC informing you about the settlement. If you received a notice, you will receive a payment of back wages based on the University’s and Federal Government’s calculations and settlement agreement. However, that amount may not necessarily be all that you are owed, and the Union is pursuing grievances on the matter. Accepting the University’s payment does not waive your rights to recover any additional wages owed through the Union’s grievance, or legal action.
Current employees should expect to see this payment in the pay period beginning August 13, 2017. Moving forward the overtime premium rate shall be calculated at 1.501 times the regular rate until your work location has converted to UC Path.
Meanwhile, Teamsters Local 2010 continues to fight to ensure our members receive every penny of pay which we have earned!