Negotiations Update #3: July 30, 2019

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Unfortunately there was no movement by management on wages. Clericals and techs have proposed 5% raises each year of the contract. While HC is waiting on data which has not been provided before offering a wage proposal. The U responded with the following: Techs 2% the first year and 1.75% the second, Clericals 1.25% and 1% the second, HC 1% the first year and .75% the second. 


 

Where did they come up with these numbers? They refused to answer, referring to a wage formula that they refused to share despite acknowledging that it was not actually confidential. 

Meanwhile, the union has submitted over 30 information requests. We have yet to receive a response on these despite the fact that they were submitted over a month ago. In addition, our ten joint proposals were rejected with little explanation. Their strategy is to delay, deny, and disrespect our union. 

There are a number of things you can do to send University management a message that this is unacceptable. For example, attend one of our upcoming ice cream socials and most importantly join our union and get involved!

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