New Contract Ratified for UC Irvine Teamsters!

UC Irvine Teamsters Ratify New Contract!

UCI Skilled Trades Teamsters won a powerful new contract this month, including substantial across-the-board wage increases, equity wage adjustments, language improvements, and a significant recognition bonus! Of those voting, 94.1% said YES to ratify the agreement, guaranteeing better wages and treatment from the University.

Check out the full contract summary here >>

Over the course of fighting for this contract, we stood together and took action like never before. As UCI stalled and low-balled us month after month, we marched on the Chancellor, picketed on campus, and rallied at the UCI Medical Center and a University construction site. We showed UCI that we are united and were ready to do whatever it took to win a fair contract. Our strength and solidarity made the difference!

Benefits of the new contract include a 6% base-building wage increase retroactive to July 1, 2021, plus 5% base-building increases in both 2022 and 2023. 1% of payroll will also go toward equity adjustments for hard-to-fill and below-market positions as identified by UCI. All UCI Teamsters will receive a 2% non-base-building Recognition Bonus.

Graveyard shift workers will receive a $2.50/hour shift differential under the new contract, and all members will benefit from new language compelling UCI to make reasonable efforts to keep bargaining unit work in-house.

For more details of the new contract, read the summary here.

Teamster skilled trades members at UCI showed us that when we fight, we win! We picketed the campus and medical center, marched on the Chancellor, and showed UCI that we were standing together as Teamsters and ready to do what it takes to win a fair contract.

Tremendous thanks goes to our Bargaining Team—Steve Huerta, Martin Her­nandez, Brian Maloney, Eric Kuder, Gabriel Zamora and Teamsters 2010 Union Rep Judith Serlin—and to every Teamster who showed up for a rally or picket, ready to fight for our rights and pay.

When we fight, we win!