Teamsters 2010 K6 Unit Bargaining Update, June 24

Teamsters 2010 Skilled Trades started bargaining with UCSD management on August 20, 2021. To date there has been approximately thirty-five bargaining sessions. The next bargaining sessions will be scheduled in July. These bargaining sessions have focused on updating contract language and working condition, but talks have also begun on wages and benefits.

The current K6-Unit contract has a total of forty-six Articles. To date the Teamsters have tentatively agreed to twenty-eight Articles.

The Union has been waiting for Management’s Second Wage Proposal for over a month and counting. Management’s first wage proposal is unacceptable. Management proposed: Effective July, 2022 – 5% wage increase ATB; effective July, 2023 – 3% wage increase ATB; effective July, 2024 – 3% wage increase ATB. The Union will continue to fight back for fair raises.

Please plan on attending the membership meeting and action on July 13-14, 2022, with more details to follow! 

Tentative Agreements

The following are 10 (TA) Tentative Agreement articles that were carefully reviewed by the bargaining team with input from the member surveys collected in June 2021 needed no contact 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 – Personal Files

Article 39- Death Payments

The following nineteen Tentative Agreements (TA) are updated articles that were negotiated by the bargaining team after careful review by the bargaining team with the consideration of the completed member surveys.

NEW: 01-05-22 Article 1 Recognition

Contract improvements: Six new Title Codes were added to the contract (8191) Plumber Pipefitter, (8190) Plumber Pipefitter Lead, (8094) Central Utilities Plant Operator/Co-Gen, (7784) Central Utilities Plant Operator/Co-Gen Lead, (7785) Co-Gen Instrument Control Technician and (8093) Apprentice Co-Gen Operator.

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

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

11-22-21 Article 5 – Nondiscrimination in Employment

Contract improvements: 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.

01-03-22 Article 6 – Probationary

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

10-11-21 Article 7 – Positions and Appointments

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

02-17-22 Article 10 – Performance Evaluation

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

02-17-22 Article 12 – Holidays

Contract improvements: Extra holiday Juneteenth (June 19th or announced equivalent)

11-12-21 Article 14 – Vacation

Contract improvements: 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

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

02-22-22 Article 17 – Discipline and Dismissal

Contract improvements: Updated notification process to union and employee.

02-07-22 Article 18 Layoff and Reduction in Time

Contract improvements: 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.

02-07-22 Article 29 – Medical Separation

Contract Improvements: Updated clarification language. Easier process for reemployment of a medically separated employee who has been medically cleared to return to work.

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

Contract improvements: Removed outdated contract date marker from July 1, 1997.

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

Contract improvements: Language clarification. The University will provide reasonable accommodations for employees with a disability or become disabled.

12-3-22 Article 37 – Training and Development

Contract improvements: 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.

NEW: 06-21-22 Article 42 – Apprenticeship Program / Apprenticeship Program Addendum

Contract improvements: No new major contract improvements. Combined the Article with the Addendum all into one Article. Will make it easier for UCSD-Health to start recruiting apprentices.

12-3-21 Article 44 – Severability

Contract improvements: No changes

1-2-22 Article 45 – Wavier

Contract improvements: Updated contract language

10-29-22 Article – Respectful, Fair Treatment

Contract improvements: Gives the union the ability to file a grievance against management for persistent bullying and significant disruptive behavior.

The following Articles are being negotiated together as package proposals.

Package proposals are often offered by management and the union as a way of moving the two sides closer to an agreement on challenging contract articles. This is a very common negotiation practice used by both union and management.

Management proposed these 5-Articles in a Non-Economic Package proposal to the Teamsters. Teamster bargaining team reviewing.

Package 1: Non-Economic

Article 11 – Promotions/Transfers

Article 13 – Sick Leave

Article 32 – Union Stewards

Article 34 – Union Access and Rights

Article 35 – Dues Deductions

Teamster proposed these 5-Articles to management in a package proposal. Management team reviewing.

Package 2: Economic

Article 8 – Hours of Work

Article 9 – Overtime

Article 41 – Shift Differential

Article 43 – Wages and Pay Differential

Article 46 – Duration

Outstanding Management Proposals

Management proposed these individual Articles for Teamsters consideration. These proposals are currently being reviewed by the Teamsters bargaining team.

Article 20 – Subcontracting

Article 38 – No Strike/No Lockouts

Article 40 – Insurance and Retirement Benefits

Outstanding Union Proposals

Teamsters proposed the following Articles for management’s consideration. Management is currently reviewing these proposals

Article 16 – Leaves of Absences

Article 21 – Grievance Procedure

Article 22 – Arbitration Procedure

Article 27 – Parking

Still to Come

This is the last Article that has not been passed between the union and management at this time.

Article 3 – Definitions