UCATS Local 3882 Achievements

BENEFIT

BEFORE UNION

UNION WON

Salaries

No guaranteed raise

Guaranteed annual raises; salaries have quadrupled, on average, since 1980

Job Security

No collective bargaining;
No union representation

Job security after 3-month probationary period; no arbitrary discipline; right to union representation during investigatory/disciplinary meetings

Longevity

None

$39–$160 per month

Commutation Tax Benefit

None

Effective January, 2002

Pay for higher-graded work

None

Paid at higher grade level after 10 consecutive days

Overtime pay

Time & 1/2 after 40 hrs./wk.

Time & 1/2 pay after 35 hrs./wk.

Health & Hospitalization

Family coverage: $15/mo.

Individual coverage: $0;
Family coverage: $35–$50/mo. (2009); (Non-unionized administrators pay $90$476/mo. for benefits)

Birth Control Coverage

None

Won in 2003

Dental Coverage

None

Won in 1982; improved 50% in 2001; additional improvements in 2002 and 2003

Health and Safety Protection

None

Contract language guaranteeing union receving reports; meetings twice a year

Domestic Partner Benefits

None

Same-sex domestic partners health coverage won in 1993; extended to all couples by city ordinance in 2008

Family Care Leave

None

3 months unpaid leave after 12 months employment; 4-1/2 months childcare leave

Sick Days for Family Members

None

6 days for child; 3 days for other family member

Childcare Fund

None

$115,000 in 2009;
$120,000 in 2010;
$125,000 in 2011

Job Descriptions

Not guaranteed

Entitled to job description after 6 weeks

Job Reclassifications

No time limits for response; no reason given if denied

Union requests must be responded to in 3 mos.; reason given if denied; appeals

Pension Multiplier

Less than $120/mo. for most employees retiring with 20 years of service

Over $1,400/mo. for most employees retiring with 20 years of service

Paid Vacations

3 weeks after 5 years

3 weeks after 3 years

Free Life Insurance

$3,000

$20,000

Transfer & Promotion

No contractual rights

NYU applicants must be interviewed first; NYU must respond by end of following wk/inform if position filled

Perfect Attendance Bonus

none

Won in 2005; $250 if no sick days used September to August