UC-AFT Open Letter on Academic Freedom

University administration has assembled and charged a Working Group on Privileges, Protections, Obligations and Responsibilities of Non-faculty Academic Appointees, in relation to APM-010 (Academic Freedom) and APM-015 (The Faculty Code of Conduct).  This group has asked representatives from the UC-AFT Unit 17 Librarian Bargaining Team to consult with them this week.  Ahead of that meeting, … Continue reading UC-AFT Open Letter on Academic Freedom

Moving Image Archive News: Are Temporary Appointments a Threat to Archiving?

Moving Image Archive News has posted a fantastic, comprehensive look at the abuse of temporary positions for ongoing archive work,  Be sure to give it a read and share it with colleagues via email and social media.  The lengthy piece goes into great depth about the situation, with lots of detail throughout the piece regarding … Continue reading Moving Image Archive News: Are Temporary Appointments a Threat to Archiving?

Announcing the UC-AFT Strike Fund

Inspired by a SAG-AFTRA action and bake sale in 2018, UCLA’s Unit 17 Organizing Committee decided to organize a bake sale as a fundraiser for the newly created UC-AFT Strike Fund. Our UC-AFT Statewide Council has sanctioned this action given the current labor environment in California and across the UC. This fund will be used … Continue reading Announcing the UC-AFT Strike Fund

Daily Bruin: “UC librarians continue negotiating with UCOP over contracts”

The Daily Bruin has posted an article covering the bargaining day events at UCLA, featuring quotes from UCLA's Shira Peltzman and Marty Brennan.  Daily Bruin print readers will catch this story over coffee on Monday morning.  Be sure to give it a read.

UC-AFT Bargaining Update #13

We held our 13th bargaining session on February 1st, at the Young Research Library on the UCLA campus. We started the morning in a negotiating room filled with posters created at UCLA over the course of bargaining.  All of the Table team and our supportive observers wore stickers that say “Where’s Melissa?” - in reference … Continue reading UC-AFT Bargaining Update #13

UC-AFT Bargaining Update #12

It was a dark and stormy morning in Davis... Our bargaining team met at the rainy UC Davis campus on Tuesday, January 15 for our twelfth bargaining session.  We met in the beautiful Gladys Valley Hall, home of the School of Veterinary Medicine instruction program, with an amazing Dale Chihuly sculpture in its atrium. The … Continue reading UC-AFT Bargaining Update #12