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UC lecturers would get pay boost, earlier mentoring under tentative contract agreement

UC lecturers would get pay boost, earlier mentoring under tentative contract agreement

University of California lecturers would receive a pay boost, earlier job reviews and special funds that can be used for retirement under a tentative four-year contract agreement, UC and union officials announced Monday.

Ratification votes will take place at the system's 10 campuses over the next two weeks for 5,000 faculty members who are not on a tenure track, according to Bob Samuels, president of the University Council-American Federation of Teachers.

Lecturers work under contracts from three months to longer periods, with average annual earnings between $50,000 and $100,000, he said.

The proposed agreement includes an 11.2% pay hike over four years and a 5% annual...

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