On June 19, 2019, our Teamsters 2010 UC Irvine Skilled Trades Bargaining Team reached agreement with UCI over equity increases. Our agreement ensures a 3 percent cost-of-living increase for all trades with additional equity raises for workers whose hourly rates were determined to be below the pay rate of similar types of workers in the public sector.
Per our contract, a pool equal to 5 percent of the unit’s wage base was available for equity adjustments subject to the Labor-Management Committee reaching agreement on the increases. Our team conducted in-depth research, held meetings, and listened to our members in preparation for bargaining with the University.
The equity adjustments follow across-the-board increases and a transition from salary steps to flat pay rates. Over the 5 years covered by our current contract, starting UCI Skilled Trades pay rates will have increased between 25.81 and 35.50 percent.