A History of Contract Bargaining

2000-2003

2003-2006

2006-2007

2007-2009

2009-2010

2010-2013

2014-2018

 

Inflation and Pay Increases from 1999 to 2013

2000-2003

Article 10: Fee Remissions

  •  Academic Year 2000-2001: 75% of fees covered.

  • Academic Year 2001-2002: 85% of fees covered.

  • Academic Year 2002-2003: 100% of fees covered.

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2003-2006

Article 2: Appointment Notification

  • Expansion of details concerning requirements for appointment notification.
  • UC obliged to provide written notice when it makes significant changes to duties of readers or tutors

Article 18: No Strikes

  • Inclusion of no sympathy strike clause.

Article 23: Summer Session

  • Requirement that training (outside of required pedagogy courses) be included in workload calculations extended to summer session.
  • Status quo for wages and wage increases
  • Appointment Notification, Appointment Security, Workload, and Job Posting protections extended to the summer session.

Article 26: Union Access & Rights

  • UC compensation for bargaining members – Pay for (1) 100% time FTE position and two tuition remissions for a maximum of two terms for each campus.
  • Guaranteed union access to Academic Student Employee orientations (10 min for campus-wide orientations, 30 minutes for departmental orientations).

Article 27

  • UC will provide union membership form to new ASEs when they fill out employment forms.
  • UC will provide the V-CAP option to new ASEs. (V-CAP is the voluntary contribution program for funding UAW contributions to political campaigns).

Article 28: Wages

  • 1.5% increase
  • additional annual 1.5% increase unless Senate Faculty doesn’t get merit increase, plus general range increase, if any

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2006-2007

Article 1: Recognition

  • Merced campus recognized and included as a party to the bargaining agreement.

Article 2: Appointment Notification

  • Acting Instructors extended the same notification provisions as TAs/GSIs.

Article 28: Wages

  • 1.5% increase unless Senate Faculty doesn’t get merit increase, plus general range increase, if any

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2007-2009

Article 2: Appointment Notification

  • Written notification required 30 days in advance
  • Expansion of appointment documentation info
  • Inclusion of protocols and remedies for overwork of academic student employees.

Article 5: Defined Contribution Plan

  • Expansion of Defined Contribution Plan rights and access

Article 9: Employment Files & Evaluations

  • Notification of changes to employment file required.
  • Access to employment file expanded.

Article 10: Fee Remission

  • Eligibility for fee remissions extended to undergraduate students working as TAs/GSIs.

Article 16: Leaves

  • Paid family and medical leave, expansion of childbearing leave, bereavement leave provided for; definition of family member elaborated.
  • ASE given responsibility for giving reasonable notice for leave

Article 19: Nondiscrimination in Employment

  • Gender identity, pregnancy, and union activity & membership included in non-discrimination clause
  • Gender identity defined.

Article 21: Posting

  • Increase in noticing requirements for departmental jobs. 60 day notice for posting of departmental jobs before academic year, 14 days for new positions after that time
  • Positions with formal guidelines will have those guidelines and any changes to them posted when they are noticed.
  • UC will post report of  academic positions from previous year
  • Each campus will furnish enrollment report to Union annually

Article 23: Summer Session

  • Wages during summer session increased. .5 FTE for six week sessions considered 120 hours, pay is proportional to regular FTE wages
  • Limits on ASE overwork defined. ASE’s not to work more than 8 hours/day
  • Notification requirements extended to summer session. 30 day appointment notification for summer positions
  • Mob and guideline posting rules from Article 21 apply to summer

Article 26: Union access and rights

  • UC will furnish gender, race, & ethnicity of all ASEs to Union annually
  • Bargaining team members paid by UC must be students
  • Bargaining team members from schools with pay steps will be paid commensurate to their pay level.
  • Campus-wide ASE orientation time allotment increased from 10 minutes to 30, in line with 30 minute departmental meetings.

Article 28: Wages

  • Wage increase changed from 1.5% to 5% for first year, and equal to general range increases (up to 5%) for remaining years of contract

Article 30: Workload

  • ASE’s not to work more than 8 hours/day
  • Workload disputes now subject to Article 11: Grievance & Arbitration

New Article: Child Care

  • ASEs eligible for work location child care subsidies & programs
  • 2008: systemwide childcare reimbursement
  • 2009: dependent care reimbursement

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2009-2010

  • No substantive changes, except zero increase in wages for the academic year.
  • Appendix E Side Letter: 2007 UC GSHIP Dental and Vision Commitment.  Committee formed to explore health-care coverage options concerning gender confirmation services and related care; healthcare for dependents, spouses, and partners; expanded mental health services; expanded prescription drug coverage; Health Care Reimbursement Accounts (HCRAs), and a system-wide healthcare plan for ASEs.

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2010-2013

Article 4: Childcare

  • Child care subsidy doubled and coverage extended to the summer.

Article 6: Defined Contribution Plan

  • UC retirement plan included alongside eligibility for other defined contribution plans.

Article 11: Fee Remission

  • -Language change to incorporate UC renaming Registration Fees “Universitywide Student Service Fees”
  • Partial remission of non-resident and professional fees.

Article 14: Health Benefits

  • Language updated to recognize change from GSHIP to UCSHIP
  • Student requirements pertaining to UCSHIP shall not be conditions of employment.
  • UAW will meet with UC to discuss changes to UCSHIP, and UC will pay one ASE per campus to attend systemwide meetings.

Article 29: Wages

  • Annual 2% wage increases

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2014-2018

An historic contract