UC administration decided to cancel our bargaining session scheduled for Sept. 14th at UC Davis, as they were not prepared. Committed to moving the bargaining process along as quickly as possible, the UC-AFT bargaining team decided to submit the articles we had intended to present on the 14th via email, which were sent on Sept. … Continue reading UC-AFT Bargaining Update #7
Barbara Fister has taken notice of our struggle for academic freedom, has signed our petition, and written a fantastic essay of support on her Library Babel Fish blog at Inside Higher Ed. We thank her for her support & highly recommend you give it a read!
Our librarian colleagues from the University of Kansas library system have issued a letter of support for our fight for academic freedom. Read their blog post, In Solidarity with UC Librarians, and see below the text of the letter sent to UC President Napolitano and the UC Board of Regents. UC-AFT is grateful for their … Continue reading University of Kansas Librarians “In Solidarity with UC Librarians”
Several UCSB librarians sat down with a reporter from KCSB radio to record an interview about bargaining, and they did a great job representing our bargaining effort, particularly on the salary and academic freedom issues. Give it a listen!
2018 UC-AFT Unit Salary Proposal Presented at Bargaining Session 6, August 28, 2018, UC San Diego The following is a transcript of UC-AFT's salary proposal, as read by UCSD librarians Laurel Mcphee and Dominique Turnbow, with contributions from UCD librarian Adam Siegel. Good morning. I’m very grateful to have the opportunity to be here today, making … Continue reading Our Salary Presentation to UCOP
In less than 10 days, our Petition in support of UC Librarians and Academic Freedom has garnered over 1000 signatures. About half of the signatures are from faculty, librarians, students, staff and alumni of the University of California. The rest are from fellow librarians and faculty from around the country and across the globe – … Continue reading Academic Freedom petition exceeds 1000 signatures
Responses to our union's demand for academic freedom, and UC's denial of it, have been overwhelming! We are receiving support from all over the nation and our great state of California, including Santa Barbara (which is no surprise, as we have a UC campus and beautiful new library addition there!) First up, check out this … Continue reading Solidarity from Santa Barbara