UC Merced Skilled Trades Teamsters Say YES to our New Teamsters Contract!

A resounding 97% of voting UC Merced Skilled Trades members have ratified our new contract with UC Merced, and we have attained a 100% Union shop!

Our Union power has won us an incredible five-year contract that locks in significant guaranteed raises, equity increases, and a substantial ratification bonus!

Our new Teamsters contract includes:

  • $3,000 lump sum payment upon ratification.
  • 26.8% compounded wage increase over the life of the contract for all employees.
  • Equity increases for all employees.
  • Trade Lead classifications shall be paid at a rate 7.5% higher than the highest paid current employee in that department.
  • Improved shift differential and seniority language.
  • Stipend of $475 per year for safety shoes and safety glasses.

"UC Merced Teamsters fought hard for a contract that protects our rights on the job, gives us a voice in our workplace, and guarantees the good wages and benefits we've earned. Congratulations to every UC Merced Teamster on a spectacular new Union contract, and thank you to our hard-working Teamsters Bargaining Team!"