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Bargaining Update for AFSCME-represented Staff

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Don’t you deserve a contract like UPTE?

AFSCME leaders recently rejected an offer from UC that was very similar to the one UPTE members accepted. UC’s offer included the following:


UC offer


Service: 23% across-the-board increases over the next five years + step increases in certain years as follows: 4% at ratification + 3-3.5%/yr. for next 5 yrs. starting January 2020. Performance-based step increases in July 2022 and July 2024. The total value with steps is 27%.

PCT: 18% across-the-board increase over the next five years + annual step increases as follows: 3% at ratification + 3%/yr. for next 5 yrs. starting April 2020. Annual performance/experience-based step increases starting July 2020. The total value is up to 28%.

Health Benefits

The same graduated salary-based rates as other employees, plus a $25 cap on monthly increases for Kaiser and Health Net Blue & Gold plans.

Retirement Benefits

New bargaining unit employees will receive the same pension benefits as current AFSCME-represented employees.


Salaries for AFSCME-represented staff would grow significantly under UC’s offer.

Here is how salaries for the typical service and patient care technical employees would grow under the five-year proposal UC recently offered AFSCME leaders:


Average salary*

New salary at June 2024 under UC offer**

Total increase after 5 years

Average annual % increase*

Respiratory Therapist





Radiologic Technologist





Vocational Nurse





Hospital Unit Service Coordinator





Building Maintenance Worker










Senior Custodian





Food Service Worker





*Based on average annual salaries for each classification. **Assumes employee eligibility for step increases.

You’ve waited too long for a contract and the raises you deserve. For more than two years, UC has given AFSCME leaders very fair offers — it’s time for AFSCME leaders to do their part.

You deserve a contract — and A VOTEon UC’s offer!