March 21, 2013
|Pay raises in Berkeley? What about pay raises for all!|
|In a surprise (and welcome) announcement, Berkeley chancellor Robert Birgeneau announced that he was granting an across-the-board 2% pay increase to all Berkeley non-managerial employees not covered by a union contract. The raises became effective March 1. Birgeneau’s announcement came on the heels of UC president Mark Yudof’s announcement a week earlier that there would be no pay increases for employees without a union contract.
Birgeneau acknowledged that years of non-existent and inadequate pay raises have left university staff woefully under market-value. A UCB spokesperson reported that funding for the raises, estimated at approximately $10 million, will come from investment income.
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