On August 28 at UCSD, our bargaining team presented a rational, data driven and irrefutable argument in support of our proposal to close the pay gap with librarians in the California Community College and CSU systems. Our proposals and supporting arguments demonstrate that salary increases that close the pay gap are a critical step in … Continue reading A Plan to Win: Strategic Campaign Workshops for Librarian Bargaining
Adam Siegel is at it again! He's featured in a great write-up from the "AFT Voices" blog - which features personal stories of AFT union members across the nation. It's a very nice post, with lots of great quotes from Adam and a good overview of our struggle for academic freedom.
The California Aggie has written a great piece on academic freedom, featuring UC- AFT's Adam Siegel and Dan Goldstein. Be sure to check it out.
The 11th session of bargaining between UC-AFT and UC took place at the UCOP offices in Oakland on Friday, November 9th. The day began on Academic Freedom, with UCOP’s rejection of our counter (proposed on Nov. 2) to their side letter. They are moving forward with the Provost’s systemwide workgroup, and they “don’t think [AF] … Continue reading UC-AFT Bargaining Update #11
UC-AFT Unit 17 librarians and UC negotiators met on Friday, November 2nd at the UC San Diego campus for our tenth bargaining session. UC administration began by addressing two items: Appendix D - Family Care and Medical Leave UC acknowledged progress made in a sidebar meeting held at UCOP offices on Oct. 24, in which … Continue reading UC-AFT Bargaining Update #10
The November/December issue of American Libraries was released today. In the context of a special report on "Good Job Hunting," they included an analysis of unionization in libraries called "Union 101." Our lead negotiator Axel Borg was interviewed for the story, which leads with a mention of our academic freedom struggle. Also, be sure to … Continue reading American Libraries features UC-AFT Unit 17 in their story “Union 101”
On Oct. 19th the following testimonials were delivered in the bargaining session at Berkeley. They are just a sample of how UC Librarians are struggling to maintain decent housing in the California housing market. We have asked UC administration for a simple thing - the right of eligibility for housing programs available to faculty on … Continue reading UC Librarians struggling to find housing