Getting into the Bargaining Rhythm: Round Three of Bargaining Meetings to be Held on June 19 at UC Davis

On Tuesday, June 19 UC Davis welcomes the UC-AFT Librarian Bargaining Table Team and its allies to its third meeting of contract negotiations. UC-AFT's theme for the day will be academic status, centering on articles that impact how we, as academics, do our work. To support our ability to be academic appointments issues such as flexibility of work, … Continue reading Getting into the Bargaining Rhythm: Round Three of Bargaining Meetings to be Held on June 19 at UC Davis

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Gearing Up for T-shirt Thursdays

Thursdays have been designated as Unit 17 Statewide Visibility Day - also know as "T-shirt Thursday." Display solidarity and join UC librarians across the state by gearing up in your union t-shirts and/or buttons, starting this Thursday, June 7.  If this Thursday is too late to get it started on your campus, shoot for next … Continue reading Gearing Up for T-shirt Thursdays

Our Struggle Is One

UC librarians are working for a fair contract that includes recognition of the role of academic freedom in allowing us to carry out the teaching and research mission of the UC. In talking about that, we have sometimes used careless language implying that we don't value our library staff colleagues and their contributions to our … Continue reading Our Struggle Is One

UCSB student shows support for librarians with “bookmarks and solidarity”

UCSB student newspaper, The Bottom Line, has published another article on contract negotiations. This time, the focus is on a chemistry student, Michael Kile, who is raising awareness of the negotiations by sharing "I ❤ UC Librarians" bookmarks. The full article is available at: UC Librarians’ Fight for a Pay Raise with Support from a UCSB … Continue reading UCSB student shows support for librarians with “bookmarks and solidarity”

Bargaining Update #2

The second day of bargaining between UC-AFT and UC took place at the UC Irvine campus on April 24.   In the morning, UC-AFT presented a new article which guarantees Academic Freedom to all librarians, so that they may fulfill their responsibilities for teaching, scholarship, and research. The proposal also includes a section saying librarians … Continue reading Bargaining Update #2