Wages and benefits have stagnated for student services professionals at UC, threatening the university’s ability to attract and retain the best people to support UC’s mission.
Employees with UPTE contracts bargain regular pay increases that outpace inflation and offset increased pension, healthcare, and other costs.
Regular pay increases over time have a big impact on our salaries. The following graph (based on the attached data) shows the real-life difference that an UPTE contract makes compared to a non-union employee’s pay.
What could you have done with an extra $50,000 in the last 10 years?
Compare salaries for UPTE vs non-union (see data calculations):