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UC Agrees to Terms With Union

Posted By Gerald Nicdao On May 23, 2007 @ 2:33 pm In News | Comments Disabled

It’s been a long time coming.

After two commencement speakers [1] bailed on our graduation here at Cal for the last two years (yeah, remember Fabian Nunez last year? [2]), UC has finally reached an agreement with AFSCME (a labor union acronym with a really long name).

Custodians here at UC Berkeley will receive a $1.25 per hour pay hike [3] retroactive from April 1 and will get an extra $0.50 an hour starting Oct. 1.

Supposedly, UC has been wanting to up the pay for its lower-paid workers for a really long time now. At least that’s what UC spokesperson Nicole Savickas said.

bq. We’ve been wanting to give raises to all our lower-paid employees. It’s been a long process and it was just recently that we were able to come to this compromise. It’s unfortunate that this had to disrupt the commencements.

Really? UC has “been wanting to give raises”? What was stopping UC from giving these workers this pay hike?

And Danny Glover did contact the union president. What did he say?

bq. He said, “Congratulations!”

Awesome. You did your part, Danny. So when are we going to get Lethal Weapon 5?

UC settles pay dispute with custodians [Mercury-News [3]]


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URLs in this post:

[1] two commencement speakers: http://clog.dailycal.org/2007/05/08/breaking-glover-officially-bails-on-graduation/

[2] Fabian Nunez last year?: http://www.dailycal.org/sharticle.php?id=23401

[3] here at UC Berkeley will receive a $1.25 per hour pay hike: http://www.mercurynews.com/news/ci_5962068

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