UCLA K4 Bargaining Update - June 8, 2022

UCLA’s Comprehensive Economic and Non-Economic Package Proposal

On June 8, 2022, UCLA passed a comprehensive proposal that addressed all outstanding economic and non-economic matters. UCLA proposed a 4.5% across-the-board (“ATB”) increase on July 1, 2022; 3% ATB increase on July 1, 2023; and 3% ATB increase on July 1, 2024. 

UCLA also proposed market-based equity increases for several classifications: 

  • Flooring Installer Lead: 5% July 1, 2022, and 5% July 1, 2023.
  • Flooring Installer: 5% July 1, 2022, and 5% July 1, 2023.
  • Irrigation Mechanic: 4% July 1, 2022, and 4% July 1, 2023.
  • Elevator Mechanic Lead: 3% July 1, 2022, and 3% July 1, 2023.
  • Elevator Mechanic: 3% July 1, 2022, and 3% July 1, 2023.
  • Carpenter Lead: 4.5% July 1, 2022.
  • Carpenter: 4.5% July 1, 2022.
  • Painter Lead: 4.5% July 1, 2022.
  • Painter: 4.5% July 1, 2022.

UCLA met or exceeded Teamsters’ demands regarding several economic articles, including equity increases and pay differentials.

Teamsters has proposed a 53% wage increase: https://chr.ucla.edu/k4/bargaining-update-may-11

UCLA’s full proposal can be found here. As demonstrated in the proposal and the below summary.

The parties will meet again to continue their negotiations on June 16, 2022.

 

Article

UCLA

45 – Wages

July 1, 2022: 4.5%,

July 1, 2023: 3%,

July 1, 2024: 3%, across the board (ATB)

46 – Duration

UCLA is proposing a 3-year contract with expiration on July 1, 2025.

Equity Increases

The University is proposing phased equity increases for some classifications that will take advantage of compounding interest.

Flooring Installer Lead: 5% July 1, 2022, and 5% July 1, 2023

Flooring Installer: 5% July 1, 2022, and 5% July 1

Irrigation Mechanic: 4% July 1, 2022, and 4% July 1, 2023

Elevator Mechanic Lead: 3% July 1, 2022, and 3% July 1, 2023

Elevator Mechanic: 3% July 1, 2022, and 3% July 1, 2023

Carpenter Lead: 4.5% July 1, 2022

Carpenter: 4.5% July 1, 2022

Painter Lead: 4.5% July 1, 2022

Painter: 4.5% July 1, 2022

15 – Pay Differentials

Swing Shift: $2.50 / hr.

Graveyard Shift: $3.00 / hr.

Hazardous Duty B.1: $2.50 / hr.

Hazardous Duty B.2: $2.50 / hr.

Adding differentials:

Weekend Diff: $2.50 / hr.

Added hazardous duties for differential of $2.50: permitted confined space work and work requiring SCUBA diving.

Hospital differential under consideration.

1 – Recognition

UCLA is proposing to add nine (9) positions to the skilled trades unit with competitive wages:

Automation Engineer: $55.39/hr.

Building Automation Control Tech: $45.58/hr.

Building Operating Engr: $45.58/hr.

Operating Engr, Instrumentation Tech: S43.41/hr.

High Voltage Elctrn: $48.78/hr.

High Voltage Elctrn Ld: $52.44/hr.

Maintenance mech: $34.32/hr.

Maintenance mech Ld: $36.89/hr.

Sprinkler Fitter: $43.83/hr.

10 – Training and Development

40 hours of paid release time per employee per fiscal year for job-related or University career training.

Establishment of a working group to develop a world-class career development program exclusively for the UCLA skilled trades bargaining unit.

14 – Overtime

Double time for all hours worked in excess of 12 hours in a workday.

Overtime meal allowance increase from $12.00 to $20.00.

Licenses & Certifications

UCLA is proposing to pay for required training and licenses to attain certification and recertification of: Back Flow Preventer certification, Medical Gas Piping and Medical Brazing certification, SCUBA Certification, Swimming Pool Operator certification, Certified General Electrician certification, Fire Life Safety Technician certification, General Plumber and Certified Competent Conveyance Mechanic certification.

Value of Safety Shoes

Increase from $210 to $220 allotment amount on March 1, 2023, and $10 increase every year thereafter.

33 – Parking

Monthly parking fee limited to $10 increase, for each contract year.

Meet and confer for any fee increases proposed over $10.

35 – Death Payments

Current contract language

34 – Insurance and Retirement Benefits

Current contract language

2 – Classifications and Reclassifications

Minor language updates to current contract language.

7 – Performance Evaluation

New language describing the issuance of evaluations by the manager who prepared them and the collaboration between management and employees.

11 – Promotion and Transfer

Position available notices will be emailed to skilled trades employees in the hiring Department.

New language regarding job application assistance provided by the University to bargaining unit employees.

12 – Hours of Work

The University is proposing language that it will consider and review employees’ alternate work schedule requests and requests to change working hours.

New language clarifying when call-back time is applicable.

23 – Leaves of Absence Without Pay

Major revisions including additions of new types of leaves, organizational changes for ease of reference and new definitions.

26 – Grievance Procedure

Minor updates to current contract language.

Inclusion of a provision that permits a representative from a department other than the grievant’s department to be released on paid reimbursed status. 

27 – Arbitration Procedure

Minor updates to current contract language.

Appendix A – List of Arbitrators

UCLA is proposing to add multiple new and highly skilled arbitrators that effectively represent the multicultural and diverse University community.

41 – Management Rights

Current contract language.

42 – No Strike No Lockout

Current contract language.

3 – Definitions

To Be Determined