AP Voices: Administrative professionals organizing for change
February 21, 2012 __________________________________________________________________
Even as workloads increase, wages and benefits lag for administrative professionals at UC -- hurting the University’s ability to attract the best people and serve its mission.

But this doesn't have to continue.

University Professional and Technical Employees (UPTE) has bargained a contract that increases the pay for UC's research and technical employees up to 15 percent over three years.

UPTE representation has made a real difference for them, and it can do the same for us.

Jane Gunter & Lourdes Escamilla, UCR "We need to be heard. UPTE could be the voice for all the administrative professionals at the University of California."
-Jane Gunter and Lourdes Escamilla, Analyst IIIs, UCR

It's no secret that the University of California is pressed for money. But budgets aren't only about numbers -- they're also about priorities. Non-union workers have no say about how cuts are implemented, making us an easy target during tough times. 

This crisis has been building a long time, and we must work together to create long-term solutions. By partnering with the University, we can fight for ballot initiatives and legislation to help secure a stable revenue stream that adequately funds public education.

"We keep UC running with fewer and fewer resources every year. We need to organize to protect our jobs and benefits.”
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Paul Sosbee, Programmer/Analyst, UCSC
Paul Sosbee, UCSC

The time to rebuild is now. 

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Administrative professionals at UC continue to face lagging wages and increased pension contributions. Meanwhile, our UPTE-represented colleagues have secured a contract with raises of up to 15% over three years. Data used to produce this graph are available here.
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