UC members ratify strongest-ever contract

After almost a year of bargaining, and hundreds of worksite actions across the state involving thousands of workers, Teamsters Local 2010 members in the statewide CX bargaining unit at the University of California (UC) overwhelmingly ratified our strongest-ever collective bargaining agreement. The CX Unit is made up of more than 14,000 clerical workers and administrative professionals at all UC campuses and medical centers across California.

The new contract provides for unprecedented, well-earned economic gains, including an immediate 6% raise retroactive to July 1; a $3,000 ratification lump-sum payment; raises totaling an average of 23.4% over the four years of the agreement, including guaranteed across-the-board raises and annual step increases that are not based on evaluation; and a $1,000 longevity bonus after 20 years of service. The contract also contains numerous other improvements, including new language providing for bilingual pay for medical center workers, daily overtime pay, increased shift differential, improved protection against contracting out of work, and more.

Approximately 5,000 UC Teamsters voted on ratification and 98.3% voted yes.

“We won this historic contract by standing together as Teamsters and taking action across the state, showing our unity and our strength,” said Jason Rabinowitz, Secretary-Treasurer of Teamsters Local 2010. “Every letter we sent to UC leaders, every comment we gave at Regents meetings, and every march held at campuses and medical centers across the state led to this: the strongest contract in the history of our union.”