Our Teamsters Local 2010 Clerical and Allied Services Workers (CX Unit) Bargaining Team personally delivered our initial contract proposals to the Office of the President in Oakland on Oct. 1 and demanded to meet and bargain a successor agreement. Our current contract with the University of California expires March 31, 2022.
Our members have been working hard and sacrificing through the pandemic to keep UC running. But our members are facing increased cost of living with inflation up 6% and housing costs up over 30% in just the past two years. Now UC must provide fair increases to the workers who have kept the University running through this crisis.
Pay inequities within departments is also an issue as newer workers are brought in at higher pay rates, creating disparity for those who have worked at UC longer. Regular across-the-board pay increases and additional step increases are essential to address these pay inequities and keep experienced workers on the job at UC!
Our Bargaining Team will also propose new or improved contract language on telecommuting, flexible work schedules, workload, differentials and training pay, as well as caps on parking and benefit cost increases.
Workers like us have proven once again how invaluable we are in keeping the UC running during and after the COVID-19 pandemic and we deserve competitive and equitable pay and working conditions. In the weeks and months to come, UC Teamsters need to stand together in support of bargaining to win a fair contract and send a message to the UC that we are ALL IN!