Dear AFT Guild NANCE Members,
I am pleased to announce this year’s Resource Allocation Formula (RAF) distributions just in time for the holidays!
A historic component to this round of allocations is a significant increase in the minimum wage for our lowest paid employees throughout the District to ensure they earn a living wage here in San Diego. Using data from the MIT Living Wage Calculator for the San Diego area, we reached agreement with the District acknowledging that the minimum living wage for a single wage earner is currently $22.31/hour.
Consequently, all NANCE salaries will be raised to ensure none are less than $22.31/hour. All other wage rates will be increased by 5.54% from current values. Please see the new salary schedule which will go into effect on January 1, 2024 attached.
Acting Chancellor Greg Smith deserves a lion’s share of the credit for these landmark achievements as we would not have reached this settlement without his vision, leadership, and dedication to putting words into practice to ensure equity gaps are reduced wherever they are encountered.
This settlement will also have far reaching implications outside of the SDCCD. Just as non-union workers always benefit due to the gains of strong union settlements in their same industry, having the SDCCD, one of the largest employers in the County, set this new floor as the minimum living wage for workers in San Diego will put pressure on other employers in the region, both public and private, to do the same for their workers. That is what makes this settlement truly historic and we should all be extremely proud to be leading the way here in San Diego.
As always, please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions. Thank you in advance for your continued support of your Union!
Jim Mahler, President
AFT Guild, Local 1931