FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, Nov. 21, 2002
Paul Schwartz (510) 987-9924
UC REACHES CONTRACT AGREEMENT WITH POLICE; COOPERATION
AND GOOD WILL CITED AS REASONS FOR SPEEDY SETTLEMENT
The University of California has signed a new employment
contract with the Federated University Police Officer Association
for UC's more than 200 police officers, officials announced
today (Thursday, Nov. 21).
"UC police officers do a tremendous job for the entire
university community and we're very happy to have reached
an agreement that we believe recognizes their quality service,"
said Judith W. Boyette, associate vice president for human
resources and benefits.
As with most negotiations, wages were a central issue in
the contract talks. The new contract provides for a 1.5 percent
general salary increase effective Oct.1, 2002, and location-specific
increases in response to local market conditions.
UC officials said contract talks were concluded in just
six weeks due to the collaborative approach and goodwill that
both sides brought to the negotiations.
"We greatly appreciate the professionalism that the
union's chief negotiator and campus representatives brought
to each bargaining session and their commitment to resolving
differences collaboratively," said Peter M. Chester,
UC's chief negotiator. "That kind of cooperation and
partnership makes a big difference."
The new comprehensive contract will be in effect until Sept.
30, 2005. As is customary, the contract will be closed on
all issues except wages and a few select items, which the
parties will revisit once each year until the full contract
is renegotiated in 2005.
For more information about these negotiations or labor relations
at UC, please visit: http://atyourservice.ucop.edu/employees/policies/labor_relations/index.html.
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