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University of California Workers Voting on Contract

About 13,000 University of California employees represented by the University Professional and Technical Employees union will be voting through Aug. 8 on a pair of five-year pacts with the school.

The tentative contracts, announced July 30, would provide across-the-board increases of 20% for health-care professionals and 22% for research and technical professionals over five years, plus performance-based step increases and equity increases. The increases would rise to 29% with steps for research and...