ARTICLE 44 – WAGES
A. General wage increases
- Effective first full pay period which includes July 1, 2021, all bargaining unit employees shall receive a 3% base-building across the board increase. The increase will be reflected in the new flat rates, which will be shown in the updated Appendix C.
- Effective first full pay period which includes July 1, 2022, all bargaining unit employees shall receive a 3% base-building across the board increase. The increase will be reflected in the new flat rates, which will be shown in the updated Appendix C.
B. Maintenance Mechanics (Title Code 8324)
- Effective first full pay period including July 1, 2021, Maintenance Mechanic flat rate will receive an additional
$0.50/hour to the flat rate, applied before the aforementioned
3% across the board increase (A.b.)
C. Apprentice pay rates will be determined pursuant to the agreement of the University and Union in accordance with Article 9.
D. The University retains the right to determine the basis for special awards, including but not limited to payments for meritorious performance, recognition, incentive and bonus payments and to exercise sole discretion as to the granting, timing, amount, distribution and frequency of such awards and payments. The University retains the right to provide or discontinue the provision of award programs and payments. The University retains the right to provide or discontinue the provision of award programs or other payments to employees in this bargaining unit during the term of this agreement or during the period of time following the expiration of the agreement. Employees in the bargaining unit shall be eligible for the Staff Appreciation & Recognition (“STAR”) Plan in accordance with UC Merced’s implementing guidelines.
E. High Voltage Specialty Pay
- Qualified high voltage electricians assigned to do high voltage work, by appropriate administrator, shall be paid a stipend based on an annual amount of $350.00 spread over 26 biweekly paychecks in each biweekly pay period while assigned.
- Qualified high voltage electricians for the purpose of this Agreement are individuals who:
- Operate and maintain electrical infrastructure designed to operate over 600 volts;
- Demonstrate by performance familiarity with operation of high voltage electrical equipment; and
- Can identify hazards involved, proper safety precautions and safety equipment.
- Has successfully completed all trainings as required by appropriate administrator as follows:
- Core Safety Training
- Advanced Electrical Safety and Lockout/Tagout training; and
- Hazardous Electrical High Voltage training.
3. Where the University requires certification and training for qualified high voltage electricians, the University will pay the fees and related costs.
4. High Voltage specialty pay shall be implemented upon effective date of this agreement.