Hey all! We are still 16 days away from our contract expiring but here is some important information that you must know as we get closer to August 31st. Strikes are one of the most common subjects that comes up at any work site as a labor contract nears its expiration. Our Negotiations Team put together an FAQ so all workers know their rights to participate in collective action, especially when one of our employers commits an unfair labor practice. Check it out!
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.