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The technical union at UCSD is striking on Thursday, and my union is contemplating the same - we're voting this week.

Um, eek?

Then again I can't blame them (us) - an independent auditor found that $20M that should have been given to us as raises never found its way into our paychecks. Funny that...

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platypus
May. 23rd, 2005 06:01 pm (UTC)
From what I understand, the deal was that the university had earmarked $20M for raises, but that without $10M in matching money from the state, it was their policy to just say "screw them" and spend the $20M on other things. The university is very affronted that we do not understand their perfectly logical policy.
esprix
May. 23rd, 2005 06:04 pm (UTC)
Yup yup, that's what I read, too. It also sounds like the UC negotiators are big pains in the asses, but then I'm only reading that from CUE's side of things.
akirashima
May. 23rd, 2005 06:31 pm (UTC)
well that sucks
but here is a large cute thing to make you feel better!
esprix
May. 23rd, 2005 06:38 pm (UTC)
That's supposed to be cute? :P
fernanb
May. 23rd, 2005 06:41 pm (UTC)
Are you for or against the Strike?!
esprix
May. 23rd, 2005 06:53 pm (UTC)
I don't know yet. If the fact finder was truly a 3rd party and independent, that's a pretty damning report - $20M that was supposed to go to salaries and didn't? Wow. And if the CUE correspondence is to be believed, the UC reps aren't being very flexible. So maybe a strike is the way to go.
fernanb
May. 23rd, 2005 07:03 pm (UTC)
*GASP!* I've never struck before
esprix
May. 23rd, 2005 07:11 pm (UTC)
Me neither - I've never been part of a union before. But since I'm off-campus and they don't even know who I am I probably wouldn't strike anyway.
fernanb
May. 23rd, 2005 07:43 pm (UTC)
hmmm i don't know...
bovil
May. 23rd, 2005 08:22 pm (UTC)
A friend of mine is on clerical staff at UC Berkeley; she posted about the auditor's findings about a month ago.

The UC is hopping mad that CUE immediately started passing the report out everywhere (it's been reported on in the Chron) but all they could do is complain; they didn't have any leg to stand on when it came to stopping the report.
bovil
May. 23rd, 2005 08:26 pm (UTC)
Found it and it's older than I thought; February 17.
esprix
May. 23rd, 2005 08:26 pm (UTC)
Of course they're mad - they got caught. It's sad that they don't want to do anything about it.
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