We, the undersigned U of MN faculty, students, staff and community members, support unionized workers who are fighting for raises and respect. We call upon the U administration to agree to wage increases that allow all staff to provide for their families and live with dignity. We also call upon the Administration to increase paid parental leave for unionized and civil service staff from the current two weeks to six weeks, which would give parity with the leave provided to P&A employees and Faculty. Further, we call for the Regents Scholarship to be fully restored. We call upon the Administration to close, rather than increase, the divide between haves and have-nots at the University. We want one University that works for all!
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The Administration's proposal of a 0.375% increase for frontline staff is insulting and unacceptable. Even the University’s negotiator acknowledged when making this proposal that, “the Across the Board proposal is not very good.” A 0.375% raise for our 1621 clerical workers is worth 2.5 cents/hour per worker to the original proposal of 4.9 cents/hour per worker. To put that in context, over 220 administrators have salaries higher than what the U wants to spend on raises for 1621 people.
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