If you`re a member of UCPEA, the University of Connecticut Professional Employees Association, you`re likely familiar with the collective bargaining agreement (CBA) that governs your employment. But for those who may be unfamiliar, let`s break down what exactly the UCPEA CBA is and how it affects you.
At its core, the UCPEA CBA is a contract between UCPEA and the University of Connecticut that lays out the terms and conditions of employment for UCPEA-represented employees. This includes everything from wages and benefits to working conditions and job security.
The current UCPEA CBA covers the period from July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2023, and was negotiated by UCPEA leadership and university representatives through a process known as collective bargaining. During this process, both sides come to the table to negotiate the terms of the agreement in good faith.
Some notable provisions of the current UCPEA CBA include:
– Salary increases: Over the course of the contract, UCPEA-represented employees will receive three across-the-board salary increases of 3%, 2.75%, and 2.5%.
– Healthcare: The university will continue to provide healthcare benefits to UCPEA-represented employees, with no changes to premiums or deductibles during the contract term.
– Job security: The CBA contains provisions that protect UCPEA-represented employees from unjust discipline or termination, with a grievance process in place to resolve disputes.
– Workload: The CBA establishes workload protections for employees in certain job classifications, with limits on the number of students or projects that can be assigned to an individual.
– Professional development: The university will continue to provide funding for professional development opportunities for UCPEA-represented employees.
Of course, the UCPEA CBA is a lengthy and detailed document, and the provisions listed here are just a small sample of what it contains. As a UCPEA member, it`s important to have a good understanding of what`s in the CBA and how it affects your employment.
One final note: While the current UCPEA CBA runs through 2023, that doesn`t mean negotiations will stop until then. In fact, UCPEA and the university will likely begin negotiating a new agreement well before the current one expires. So stay tuned for updates, and make sure to get involved in the bargaining process if you have the opportunity – your input and participation can make a real difference.