Contract/Raises Update

AFSCME 3700 and 698 / Stronger Together!Raises and Back Pay!
AFSCME 3700! Contract Processing:We have been working with management since ratification to get the contract finalized and put into effect. Management has committed to issuing both our raises and our back pay by the end of the month. We continue to push for a timely implementation and will update you with any more details as we get them. You should be able to preview your new pay rate in NESSIE in the coming weeks if you haven’t already.  Campus Raise AnnouncementAs you are probably aware by now, the Chancellor’s office announced a campus raise of 3.5% starting in August of 2022. This is excellent news! Everyone who is eligible for the 2% across the board raise will get 3.5% instead because we demanded and got language that guarantees the higher rate. 

The only two groups who won’t be affected by the campus wage are Extension Community Outreach Workers and Work Program Participants and Child Development Lab Assistants, Associates, and Supervisors. In bargaining, we fought hard to be sure to frontload increases for these groups as much as possible to get your wages up right away.  These well-deserved raises in year one of this contract will go into effect right away. The rates for both Community Workers and Child Development Lab groups are outlined in the contract summary here.  QMM:Our June Quarterly Membership Meeting will be in the Illini Union on June 14 starting at 5:30 PM. Dinner will be provided for all members in good standing. If you’d like to attend and are not a member, membership cards will be available to sign at the meeting. 

If you are interested in getting more involved, please let us know. We have a place to plug you in that is commensurate with your personal talents and interests.

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