In another attempt to get you a fair contract that would guarantee wage increases and good benefits for you for the next five years, on July 11 UC offered AFSCME leaders the following:

Guaranteed Raises for Next 5 Years 3 percent across-the-board wage increases for all service workers in each of the next five years, beginning Oct. 1, 2018. Overall compensation for UC service workers is currently above market and UC’s offer would help ensure that service workers’ pay stays competitive.
Excellent Health Benefits Low-cost, high-value health benefits at the same rates as other UC employees with similar salaries. UC also proposed a limit of $25 per month on premium increases for service employees in UC’s Kaiser and HealthNet Blue & Gold plans. A typical service employee would pay just $34 a month for Kaiser for themselves and their children.
Lump sum Payment If AFSCME agrees, every non-probationary, career service employee would receive a one-time payment of $1,000 (prorated by appointment percentage) once a contract is ratified.
Offer Expiration UC said its offer would be good through July 27, 2018.

You deserve to vote on a contract.

UC believes this proposal is a very good one and that you should have the chance to vote on UC’s offer. You deserve a contract that fairly recognizes your hard work and dedication.