HX Bargaining Report #1
UC San Diego (October 5-7, 2011)
Your UPTE HX Bargaining team just returned from three days of bargaining for our new contract between UPTE and UC. We met at UC San Diego for our first round of discussions. UPTE proposed improved language to correct some issues with the current HX contract. We also submitted our market equity and wage proposals.
UC seemed interested in correcting many of the problems we have with some of the articles in our contract. And, we sincerely hope they continue to work with us to resolve these issues. Many of the issues we discussed revolve around the increased workloads and stress that our members are facing and getting UC to recognize years of experience.
During bargaining, many UCSD HX’ers gave compelling presentations about working at UCSD and the challenges they face everyday. We had presentations from several Clinical Social Workers, Physician Assistants, Case Managers and wage comparison documents submitted by Nuclear Medical Techs and Clinicial Laboratory Scientists. These presentations will help UPTE in negotiating for changes in our new contract to include better working conditions, experience based steps, market equity, and more.
UPTE and UC would like to finish negotiations before our contract expires on December 31, 2011. UPTE has submitted all of its proposals and now awaits UC’s responses.
Our next round of talks will be at UC San Francisco October 19, 20 and 21. If you would like more information or would like to make a presentation, submit market equity data, etc. –
Please contact one of the bargaining team members. If you can get away from work, we encourage you to come to support the bargaining team, observe the process or make a presentation.
Your bargaining team:
Wendi Felson, Chief Negotiator
Jamie McDole, Davis
Sonia Palacio, Irvine
Tom Brewer, Los Angeles
TK Lee, San Diego
Chris Radke-Schmidt, San Francisco
Holly Landsbaum, Student Health Centers