UC-AFT Unit 17 Librarians Effects Bargaining COVID-19

We hope that all UC-AFT librarians are weathering this crisis in the best way possible. This rapid transition has left us all more busy than ever, and while the message below is long, it’s vital to the important work we all do for the University. That said, nothing is more important than each and every … Continue reading UC-AFT Unit 17 Librarians Effects Bargaining COVID-19

Academic Freedom policy (APM-011) now active

Important deadline approaching fast for represented librarians The newest addition to the Academic Personnel Manual, APM-011 (titled “Academic Freedom, Protection of Professional Standards, and Responsibilities of Non-Faculty Academic Appointees”), became official UC policy on February 1st,  2020, which is wonderful news.  UC-AFT welcomes this needed policy change, and we are monitoring how policies and procedures … Continue reading Academic Freedom policy (APM-011) now active

The Continental Divide

Rainbow - Grand Mesa, CO My family’s summer this year focuses on a roadtrip from home near Berkeley to family and friends in Vermont. On the way we stopped in spectacular Grand Mesa National Forest, where our first night at lovely (and chilly!) Island Lake was punctuated by thunderstorms that gave us both an amazing … Continue reading The Continental Divide

Your Table Team reflects upon a memorable contract campaign

With bargaining complete, in May the Table Team met for a retreat to tie up loose ends, reflect on strategy and tactics, and make a set of recommendations for contract administration and future bargaining. We also wanted to share with the membership and with all of you, the followers of this blog, what this campaign … Continue reading Your Table Team reflects upon a memorable contract campaign

Salary increases have begun, will be reflected on next few paychecks

The University of California, Office of the President has posted information online about the recently negotiated adjustments to the Represented Librarian Salary Scale. The first salary scale adjustment for Unit 17 librarians took effect on June 1st.  Vice Provost Carlson issued a letter confirming the terms of our agreement, highlighting the initial implementation of the … Continue reading Salary increases have begun, will be reflected on next few paychecks

Proposed New APM – 011, “Academic Freedom, Protection of Professional Standards, and Responsibilities of Non-Faculty Academic Appointees”

On an already happy day with news of our MOU’s ratification, we have some additional good news to share. UC Provost Michael Brown has issued a proposed new section of the Academic Personnel Manual (APM)  called APM - 011, “Academic Freedom, Protection of Professional Standards, and Responsibilities of Non-Faculty Academic Appointees.” A 90-day systemwide review … Continue reading Proposed New APM – 011, “Academic Freedom, Protection of Professional Standards, and Responsibilities of Non-Faculty Academic Appointees”