Stanford University has been interested in discussing wages with the Local for months now. In fact, there has barely been a negotiations session where they haven’t asked about it! Yesterday, our Negotiations Team finally gave the University what they are asking for – our wage and contract term proposal.
We are asking for 21% over a 3 year 1 month contract. Our Chief Negotiator and Executive Director, Francisco Preciado, pointed out that the Local is not being unreasonable and asking for the 107% wage increase that was given to Robert Reidy (Vice President, LBRE) in 2016 that brought him to a $1.5 million salary. Nor are we asking for the 9% wage increase that John Etchemendy (former Provost, Stanford) received in 2016 that brought him to approximately $734,000 salary.
The average bargaining unit member makes $32.90 per hour that means, if this proposal were to go in affect exactly as it is, the average bargaining unit member would see a $2.30 pay raise the first year, a $2.46 pay raise the second year, and a $2.64 pay raise the third year.
Stanford, show us how much you really value labor. The ball is in your court now.