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Bargaining Update for AFSCME-represented Staff

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UC presents AFSCME with enhanced offer —
it’s time for a contract!

On May 24, AFSCME returned to the bargaining table with UC, and UC presented the union with a new, enhanced proposal— highlights of UC’s offer:


  • In response to union concerns, UC is willing to agree to subcontract only under a defined set of circumstances.
  • UC also offered to give AFSCME leaders greater input in, and more advance notice about, subcontracting decisions.
  • UC is already barred from terminating an employee due to sub-contracting, and from subcontracting solely to save on wages and benefits.

Retirement: In response to AFSCME’s concerns about UC’s Retirement Choice Program, UC has offered to let AFSCME leaders decide, on a one-time basis, if future employees will still be offered a choice between UC’s traditional pension plan and a 401(k)-style plan, or only the pension option.

Health Benefits: Quality health benefits at the same rates as other UC employees with similar salaries, plus a $25 cap for any monthly premium increases for UC’s Kaiser and Health Net Blue & Gold plans.

Compensation: 3% annual pay increases for service and patient care staff (2% across-the-board plus step increases for patient care technical employees at UCSF/UCLA), plus a one-time $2,000 payment for all eligible staff upon an agreement.

Contract delays cost employees a lot of money.

Here is how much money average service and patient care technical employees have missed because AFSCME leaders continue to reject UC’s offers:


You deserve a contract — and a VOTE on UC’s offers!

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