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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, Nov. 9, 2000
Dan Kier (510) 987-9924
dan.kier@ucop.edu

 

UC REACHES FIRST CONTRACT AGREEMENT WITH CLERICAL UNION, WRAPS UP NEGOTIATIONS WITH THREE OTHER STATEWIDE UNIONS

The University of California and Coalition of University Employees (CUE) have reached a tentative agreement on a first contract for the clerical and allied services bargaining unit. The tentative agreement provides wage increases for 1999-2000, 2000-2001 and 2001-2002 budget years. The contract would expire Sept. 30, 2001.

The university's 2001-02 proposed budget, which will be presented to the UC Board of Regents next week, includes an additional augmentation for staff salaries that lag behind market averages.

The UC-CUE tentative wage agreement for clerical staff includes the following:

-- Effective 10-1-99: 2.8 percent salary range adjustment.

-- Effective 10-1-99: Regular merit increase for eligible employees.

-- Effective 7-1-00: 2 percent salary range adjustment.

-- Effective 10-1-00: 2 percent salary range adjustment.

-- Effective 10-1-00: Regular merit increase for eligible employees.

-- Effective 10-1-00: An additional step to the maximum of the salary range.

-- Effective 9-1-01: 1 percent salary range adjustment.

-- Plus $100 to each career employee on the date both parties sign the agreement.

CUE represents approximately 18,000 clerical employees at UC.

Recently, UC also reached tentative contract agreements with three other unions. On Oct. 30, 2000, UC and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) reached a tentative agreement for 2000-01 wages and a new Veterans Day holiday for the service employees unit. Moreover, on Nov. 6, 2000, UC reached a similar agreement with the AFSCME patient care technical unit.

UC and the Federated University Police Officer Association (FUPOA) reached a tentative agreement for UC police officers on Oct. 27, 2000, on 2000-01 wages and increasing family sick leave for officers.

"We are very pleased to have reached tentative contract agreements in these four negotiations," said Judith W. Boyette, UC associate vice president for human resources and benefits. "We are particularly proud to have reached our first tentative agreement with CUE on the clerical unit contract. Many of these contracts contain the first steps in a multi-year plan to bring our employees' salaries up to market averages."

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