Administrative Professionals deserve a fair pay raise this year!
Administrative professionals work hard every day to keep the University running–from student and research support, to budgeting and planning, to IT and library services.
But we face increasing workloads, budget cuts, and campus-wide reorganizations and consolidations. Chronic understaffing means we’re often assigned tasks previously performed by 2 or 3 employees. Our retirement and health benefits costs soar, while our paychecks take the hit from inflation.
We need a fair pay plan that calls for an across-the-board raise of 4% for each of the next 4 years because it will take many years of significant salary gains to address years of paltry or non-existent pay increases.
Merit-based increases as rewards for outstanding performance are fine, but are no substitute for regular across-the-board increases for all of us who do our jobs and contribute to UC’s missions. For all our hard work, we deserve a fair pay raise to keep pace with inflation and catch up with our represented co-workers.
Sign the UPTE fair pay petition online; print it and circulate to your co-workers. Let’s advocate for ourselves to get the respect we deserve; fair pay raises are a necessary step in the right direction.
Going forward, the only way to guarantee regular pay raises that at least keep pace with inflation is with a union contract. Sign an UPTE authorization petition/card to show your support for union representation.