Dave Sepulveda is not one to see the glass half empty. His gregarious manner and golden jheri curl have earned him the affectionate nickname “Happy Dave” amongst patrons of Okenshield’s, where he is a card- swiper.
But at the end of this semester, contract negotiations for employees across the University could put a little less pep in Dave’s infamous dance steps.
As employee contracts expire June 30, workers will begin contract re-negotiation processes June 1, backed by the United Auto Workers’ Local 2300 union. With the economy grinding against rock bottom, the substandard compensation of University workers have only been exacerbated, causing even Sepulveda to question how much the University can provide for employees, he said.