UC Los Angeles K4 Skilled Trades Union Updates

Skilled Trades Bargaining Team

Luis Lemus, Mason Shop
Frank Ibarra, Electrical Shop
Ken Kaiden, DDC Shop
Laura Newman, HK Shop

William Nicolaides, Swing Shift, XC Shop
Arturo Alvarez, Housing
Jesus Manzo, Housing
Jeff Sharp, Housing

Assist our Teamsters Brother Luis in his Recovery

As mentioned in our recent email calling for catastrophic leave donations, our brother Luis Lemus has suffered a major road accident and needs our help as he faces multiple surgeries and a long road to recovery. Luis has been a dedicated member of the UCLA Skilled Trades team for 18

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Equity Presentations and Retro Pay/Raises Delayed

The deadline for equity adjustment presentations to be submitted and orally presented has changed. Information for equity adjustment requests are now due to the UC by Oct. 11 and the 20-minute presentations will be made to the committee and employer on Oct. 18. The UC also informed us that retroactive

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Teamsters Seeking Input on Needed Equity Adjustments

Our new Teamsters contract with UCLA sets up an Equity Review Committee that will review specific job classifications identified by either Teamsters or UCLA management that may require market-based wage increases. These increases would be in addition to the wage raises already detailed in Article 45 of our collective bargaining

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Voting Slated for Aug. 2-4 on Skilled Trades TA with UCLA

August 2 through 4, all of us will have a chance to vote on the Tentative Agreement our Bargaining Team reached with UCLA, hear directly from our Bargaining Team, and ask any questions. All UCLA K4 members will be allowed a two-hour lunch period to attend the ratification meeting and

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Tentative Agreement Reached!

Skilled Trades Bargaining Team Reaches Tentative Agreement with UCLA 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 K4 Unit workers. The Tentative Agreement includes: $3,000 lump sum payment

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July 8 Bargaining Update

July 8 Bargaining Update Last Friday, our Bargaining Team and UCLA met and continued to make movement on open articles. This list includes many of the economic articles – wages, insurance, pay differentials, and parking. Our Bargaining Team has reached a tentative agreement with UCLA on Licenses and Certifications, a

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July 1 Bargaining Update

As our Bargaining Team continues to negotiate over wages and other economic items, we will schedule lunchtime meetings to hear your input, answer questions and discuss items of concern. We welcome your questions and appreciate your suggestions. Last Friday, July 1, our Bargaining Team made proposals and/or discussed the following:

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Management’s Latest Offer

NEWS FLASH Our Teamsters Skilled Trades contract expired June 30 but stays in effect while the Bargaining Team continues to negotiate. Report from the Bargaining Table Wages Our Union and the University remain far apart on wages. Our Bargaining Team is concerned about a fair and equitable increase for ALL

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June 16 Bargaining Update

Speaking Up at the Bargaining Table! Angry about UCLA’s initial wage offer? You are not alone! Our Skilled Trades Bargaining Team met with UCLA on Thursday, June 16, to demand fair and equitable wage increases. Members from Housing and Facilities Management joined our team and delivered a strong message to

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June 9 Bargaining Update

UCLA presented a full and complete proposal – economics and non-economics – on Wednesday, June 8. UCLA’s economic proposal makes movement but with the cost of gas, food, and housing, our Teamsters 2010 Bargaining Team is fighting for the dignity and respect our members and their families deserve. We are

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We’re Still Waiting!

Lea este artículo en Español aquí. Waiting for an Economic Proposal Including Wages, Overtime, Death Benefits, Parking, Insurance and Retirement Benefits, Pay Differentials, Recognition & more! UCLA has proposed an increase of $10 per year for boot allowance and to pay for pre-approved required training and licenses to attain certification

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May 16 Bargaining Update

Lea este artículo en Español aquí. Teamsters Speak Truth to Power UCLA Skilled Trades Bargaining Update Bargaining Team Member Luis Lemus spoke to the UC Board of Regents last week on behalf of Skilled Trades workers! “My name is Luis Lemus. I am a Facilities Mechanic at UCLA Facilities Management

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May 10 Bargaining Update

Lea este artículo en Español aquí. UCLA Skilled Trades Bargaining Update Our Teamsters 2010 Skilled Trades Bargaining Team will begin presenting our Economic proposals on Wed., May 11. Last minute preparations – Make sure you talk with a bargaining team member and let us know: If you need a license

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Teamsters UCLA Skilled Trades Introduces Economic Provisions

Lea este artículo en Español aquí. GET READY TO WALK! May 19 – Save the Date! Rally with the Regents! Our Teamsters 2010 Skilled Trades Bargaining Team introduced our opening economic proposals today – with more to come next Wed., May 18. Our Bargaining Team won’t likely achieve our goals

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Skilled Trades Tentative Agreements with UCLA