CUE-Teamsters Ask UCLA Chancellor to Stop Pay Discrimination

Oct 29, 2010, 11:08 ET from CUE-Teamsters Local 2010

Workers Without Contract or Pay Raise for Years

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CUE-Teamsters Local 2010 members that are employed by the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) called on parents attending today's Parent Breakfast to contact Chancellor Gene Block and ask for help in resolving the continued contract and wage issues they are facing. Prior to the breakfast, CUE-Teamsters handed out leaflets to attendees.

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The CUE-Teamsters have been without a contract since 2008 as the university has continued to stall and delay negotiations for a new contract with the bargaining unit. The workers at UCLA have not had a pay increase since 2007, even as other bargaining units have received wage increases.

Eloisa Ayala, a 13-year UCLA employee and member of CUE-Teamsters Local 2010 said that employees are anxious to have a fair contract negotiated. "We want the contract to be settled so we can get a wage increase," Ayala said. "Management needs to respect us."

The CUE-Teamster members work as clerical and administrative assistants at each of the 10 university campuses. The entire unit, which voted to affiliate with the Teamsters Union this past May, has been trying to negotiate a contract for the past two years.

"Our members at UCLA want their voice to be heard," said Randy Cammack, Teamsters International Vice President and President of Teamsters Joint Council 42 in Covina, Calif. "By raising their concerns over their contract at the Parent Breakfast, CUE-Teamsters have given Chancellor Block the opportunity to do the right thing to make sure that UC treats these members of the UCLA community with respect. It is our hope he will take immediate action to resolve this issue."

Founded in 1903, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters represents 1.4 million hardworking men and women throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.

SOURCE CUE-Teamsters Local 2010