Teamsters 2010 K6 Unit Bargaining Update #2

Teamsters 2010 Skilled Trades started bargaining with UCSD management on August 20, 2021. To date there have been 16 bargaining sessions. These bargaining sessions have focused on updating current contract language and improving working conditions, with a few articles that contain possible economic improvement for Skilled Trades. Upcoming bargaining sessions are scheduled for 2/25, 3/8, 3/18, 3/22 and 3/29.

Our current K6 Unit contract has a total of 46 articles, and we have made Tentative Agreements (TA) with UC on 27 articles. While both our Bargaining Team and the UC have agreed on these articles, agreements are “tentative” until the entire contract is ratified by Local 2010 members.

Tentative Agreements

The following 10 TAs were carefully reviewed by our Bargaining Team while considering input from surveys collected from members in June 2021 and that our team determined needed no language changes or updates:

Article 4 – Management Rights

Article 19 – Unit Work

Article 23 – Health and Safety

Article 24 – Joint Health and Safety Committee

Article 25 – Protective Clothing

Article 26 – Uniforms

Article 28 – Mileage Reimbursement

Article 33 – Labor-Management Relations

Article 36 – Personnel Files

Article 39 – Death Payments

Our Bargaining Team negotiated language improvements for the following 17 articles after careful review of completed member surveys.

10-29-21 Article 2 – Out of Classification Assignment/Classification Review

In the past, input concerning a re-classification request could only be discussed at the quarterly labor/management meetings. Now our Union can call a meeting at any time to discuss re-classification requests.

11-22-21 Article 5 – Nondiscrimination in Employment

Updated imposed (protected) nondiscrimination laws added to contract. Additional language to improve union’s ability to file discrimination and/or sexual harassment grievances against the university.

1/3/22 Article 6 – Probationary

No mandatory probationary time for a preferential rehire upon return within one year.

10-11-21 Article 7 – Positions and Appointments

Language change from three (3) months to ninety (90) calendar days.

2/17/22 Article 10 – Performance Evaluation

Grammar change. Disputes arising from this Article may be reviewed processed under the Grievance Procedure.

2/17/22 Article 12 – Holidays

Juneteenth holiday added (June 19 or announced equivalent).

11-12-21 Article 14 – Vacation

For occasional unscheduled/unplanned vacation days, additional language was added: “If the request is made fifteen (15) calendar days or more in advance, the University has ten (10) calendar days to approve or deny the request”.

12-17-21 Article 15 – Military Leave

“Civil Air Patrol Leave” was added to military leave article.

2-22-22 Article 17 – Discipline and Dismissal

Updated notification process to Union and employee.

2/7/22 Article 18 Layoff and Reduction in Time

Strengthen layoff language for “layoff inverse order of seniority.” Management cannot go out of seniority order during a layoff if a senior employee can learn a new position within 6 months.

2/7/22 Article 29 – Medical Separation

Updated clarification language. Easier process for re-employment of a medically separated employee who has been medically cleared to return to work.

12-17-21 Article 30 – Work Incurred Injury or Illness

Removed outdated contract date marker of July 1, 1997.

12-17-21 Article 31 – Reasonable Accommodations/Rehabilitation

Language clarification. The University will provide reasonable accommodation for employees with a disability or who become disabled.

12-3-22 Article 37 – Training and Development

Union steward trainings are now included in the training and development article. Skilled trades are now eligible for up to 40 hours of approved training and development hours per year.

12/3/21 Article 44 – Severability

No changes

1/2/22 Article 45 – Wavier

Updated contract language

10-29-22 NEW Article – Respectful, Fair Treatment

Gives our Union the ability to file a grievance against management for persistent bullying and significant disruptive behavior.

Outstanding Management Proposals

Our Bargaining Team received management’s proposals on the following 10 articles. We are currently reviewing and considering counterproposals. Management is waiting for our Bargaining Team’s responses on these items.

Article 13 – Sick Leave

Article 16 – Leaves of Absences

Article 20 – Subcontracting

Article 21 – Grievance Procedure

Article 22 – Arbitration Procedure

Article 29 – Medical Separation

Article 34 – Union Access and Rights

Article 35 – Dues Deductions

Article 40 – Insurance and Retirement Benefits

Article 42 – Apprenticeship Program / Apprenticeship Program Addendum

Outstanding Union Proposals

Improvements to the following eight articles were proposed by our Teamsters Bargaining Team to management. Our Bargaining Team is waiting for management’s responses to these proposals.

Article 1 – Recognition

Article 8 – Hours of Work

Article 9 – Overtime

Article 11 – Promotions/Transfers

Article 27 – Parking

Article 32 – Union Stewards

Article 38 – Strike/No Lockout

Article 41 – Shift Differential

Teamsters have also proposed this new article to management:

NEW Article – Employee Paycheck Errors

This article would address paycheck underpayments, overpayments and garnishments.

Still to Come

Three articles have not been passed between our Union and management at this time. Two of the articles are of utmost importance to Teamsters members: Article 43 – Wages and Pay Differential which includes pay raises, and Article 46 – Duration or how many years the new contract will be in effect. These articles will be proposed to management soon by our Bargaining Team.

Article 3 – Definitions

Article 43 – Wages and Pay Differential

Article 46 – Duration