Tell your elected representatives that higher education employees need an equal dollar raise!
It's been almost 4 years since we have had even a small cost of living increase. At the same time, the costs of being employed are rising rapidly, including insurance premiums and co-payments, parking, and gas. That is why union members have been fighting for living wages and real equal dollar raises. The 1.6% proposed raise in the Governor's budget is a recognition of your hard work. But this proposal is still a long way from being passed and longer still from being passed as an equal dollar.
HB 1707/ SB 1588, sponsored by Rep. Mike Turner and Sen. Beverly Marrero, would provide a $2,000 across-the-board raise for UT and TBR employees (prorated for part time employees.)
Take a moment to send a message to your elected officials explaining why an equal dollar raise is important to you! Please add a personal message, as they are much more effective than form letters!