Sept. 2014 Advocate – Our 3.69% pay raise beats price increases

Our 3.69% pay raise beats price increases

Everyone is probably aware that our salary increase for 2014-15 is 3.69%. The increase, which was negotiated with the District by the creative AFT negotiating team, was based on a percentage of the  increased property values in San Mateo County. The calculation raised our pay almost a full percentage point above the 2.8% year over year increase in the Consumer Price Index in the Bay Area (as of April, 2014).  This means that faculty are beginning to catch up with some of the lost purchasing power of all the years of no compensation increases. Kudos to the members of the AFT negotiating committee: Joaquin Rivera (Chair), Monica Malamud, Victoria Clinton and Sandi Raeber Dorsett.