Skilled Trades Bargaining Team Reaches Tentative Agreement with UCSD!
Through our hard work, dedication, organizing and display of strength at the worksite, Skilled Trades workers moved the University to a Tentative Agreement that will increase wages and protect all K6 Unit workers.
The Tentative Agreement includes:
- A 20.4% total compound raise over the life of the four-year contract
- 6% raise this year, retroactive to July 1, 2022
- $3,000 lump sum payment for all unit members
- Call-back pay increased to 1.5 times regular hourly pay
- Seniority language strengthened in multiple articles
- 40 hours paid release time for training or professional development
- Six classifications added to the Bargaining Unit
- New article on respectful and fair treatment gives workers ability to grieve bullying or hostile work environment
Our elected K6 Unit Bargaining Team recommends a YES vote to ratify the the Tentative Agreement reached with the University of California on Sept. 16, 2022. After months of tough negotiations, building Teamster power, and conducting numerous worksite actions, our team believes we’ve achieved the best deal possible for the nearly 300 Skilled Trades workers at UCSD, as we face an uncertain future.
Ratification Meeting on Zoom
September 26, 6:00 – 7:00PM
All members are encouraged to join to learn about the Tentative Agreement.
Join Zoom using the link sent to members via email
September 27, 11:00AM – 1:00PM
(SIO) Scripps Institution of Oceanography – Skilled Trades Breakroom
Electric Shop – Facilities Management Yard
September 28, 11:00AM – 1:00PM
UCSD Hillcrest Medical Center – (CFT) Clinical Teaching Facility, Training Room
September 29, 11:00AM – 1:00PM
UCSD La Jolla Medical Center – East Campus MCM1 140 Conference Room.
On August 27, 28, and 29, members will vote on this Tentative Agreement, hear directly from the bargaining team, and raise any questions. Lunch will be provided. If you will not be at work or work in remote areas during the voting period and would like to vote, please contact Union Representative Michael Sherritt at 619-455-5881 or firstname.lastname@example.org prior to August 29 for an electronic ballot.
Only full Teamsters members will be allowed to vote. If you would like to sign up as a member, you may start the process by clicking here: https://teamsters2010.org/become-a-member/. Membership applications will also be available at each ratification vote meeting.
Our UCSD K6 Teamsters Bargaining Team
Eduardo Rosales, Campus
Generoso Ventura, Campus
Greg Montoya, Campus
Tom Insel, Campus
Lee Fernandez, Health
Herman Ricks, Health
Michael Sherritt, Chief Negotiator, Teamsters Local 2010 Skilled Trades Representative
Karen Paredes-Tupper, Assistant Negotiator, Teamsters Local 2010 Representative