Our negotiated across-the-board salary increases should show up on the paycheck for March 16, 2016. For those of you who make under $15, this means your salary will go up to $15 an hour. Everybody else will see a 1.5% increase. If you'd like to double-check the amount of your increase, you can find the new salary grids posted on the local 3800 webpage. Go to the grids for your classification and find the new rate for your step in the first column (June 29, 2015). For workers who were making less than $15 an hour, you will now be at the new step 1. If you have any questions or if there are errors, contact your departmental payroll person or call our local union office (612-379-3918) or email us.
These increases are retroactive to June 29, 2015. The back pay for your retroactive increase will be added to your March 30, 2016, paycheck. If you would like to reduce the amount withheld for taxes from that paycheck, you can change your withholding by logging on to MyU, clicking on the MyPay tab, then clicking the W-4 Tax Information link. To change the tax withholding amount for that paycheck only, increase the number of withholding allowances before Wednesday, March 23. Don't forget to change your withholding back to the standard amount after March 30.
The University does not automatically process retro pay for bargaining unit people who have left the University since June 29, 2015. If you are in contact with a former AFSCME or Teamster worker, tell them to make a request to the payroll person in their old department in WRITING (email would count) to have their retro pay processed.
Your 2% step increase should occur automatically on your anniversary date. If you have any issues with your step increases, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.