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.
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.
The time to rebuild is now.
Stand with your colleagues for fair wages, better working conditions and a voice in UC's future: Sign a card to say 'yes'
UPTE representation has made a real difference for them, and it can do the same for us.
Compare UC staff salaries for union-represented vs. unrepresented staff:
|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.