AFSCME members on every campus and medical center in the UC system wore “Dignity” stickers to show that we stand united against cuts to our retirement benefits. UC executives are planning massive cuts to our retirement and retiree health care benefits. These cuts would hurt recruitment and retention of staff and the cuts would force low-wage workers to retire in poverty.


The cuts are not necessary if UC pays their fair share!

AFSCME members also visited CEOs and other decision-makers to send the message that we will not accept these cuts.

We told executives that a 5% pay cut for the pension would be a step backwards for low-wage workers – especially for workers who had reductions in time.

We also rejected the proposal to give workers false choices such as the “Defined Contribution Opt-Out.” We sent the message that we will fight any attempt at creating a two-tier retirement system.

We will continue to stand united for a Retirement With Dignity!


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