Union welcomes 1,300+ new members

Teamsters Local 2010 is on a roll, winning union representation for more than 1,300 workers in the span of about a month in late 2020! First, over 1,000 Administrative Officer 2s won the right to Union representation with the Teamsters. Local 2010 staff and organizers worked hard to show the State Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) how the UC consistently misclassifies our bargaining unit work in order to deny overtime, layoff protections, and the benefits of a union contract. PERB recently issued a decision that added Administrative Officer 2 employees to our CX Bargaining Unit, effective September 30, 2020.

Those holding the Administrative Officer 2 title working at UC campuses and medical centers across the state immediately began receiving the benefits and workplace protections of our CX Contract, including a 3% raise scheduled for July, 2021. Wage tables and pay step placement will soon be bargained.

“I feel so much better knowing that the Teamsters have my back in case anything goes down!” said Marissa Lee-Baird, an Administrative Officer 2 at UC San Francisco and Local 2010 Organizing Committee member. “The reassurance of being represented by a strong, diverse organization that has the power to represent my best interests is everything during these turbulent times.”

UC Davis Skilled Trades Workers Join Local 2010

Members of the Organizing Committee (OC) for Skilled Trades workers at University of California at Davis (UCD) knew they needed the ability to speak up for their rights as a group and had tried unsuccessfully to rally a majority of their co-workers before. After seeing how valuable being a part of a union has been to their colleagues at other UCs, as well as CX-Unit members at UCD, the OC was able to gather signatures from the majority of Skilled Trades workers asking UCD to recognize Teamsters Local 2010 as their Union of record in October 2020.

“The new Teamsters have gained their seat at the table and a say in their future,” says Local 2010 Secretary-Treasurer Jason Rabinowitz, who also serves as IBT Public Services Director. “They are now electing a Bargaining Team and are surveying members about their priorities for their first contract with UCD.”