Academic Freedom and UC Librarians: It’s a perfect fit.

For those just jumping into this debate, it’s important to read the statement delivered with our initial proposal: it lays out our arguments, includes widely recognized definitions of academic freedom, and points to ACRL and AAUP statements explicitly stating the need for academic librarians to have Academic Freedom (AF). It may also be helpful read … Continue reading Academic Freedom and UC Librarians: It’s a perfect fit.

UC Administration: “Academic Freedom is not a good fit for your unit.”

On July 26th, The UC bargaining team responded with a flat NO to our proposal that Academic Freedom rights be included in our new contract. They decided not to put their response in writing, so we are left with only their verbal explanations at the bargaining table. This post is an attempt to capture their … Continue reading UC Administration: “Academic Freedom is not a good fit for your unit.”

Bargaining Update #5

Bargaining Update #5 The UC-AFT Librarians’ Table Team met with the UC contingent for our fifth bargaining session on Wednesday, August 8th at the UC Berkeley campus. Appendix D - Family Care and Medical Leave During the morning session, we discussed the University’s proposal for Appendix D of our MOU, which deals with family care … Continue reading Bargaining Update #5

UCLA Special Collections’ Temporary Librarians speak out at the bargaining table

On July 26th, UCAFT proposed changes to Article 18 of our MOU, regarding Temporary Librarian appointments. Prior to presenting the language to the UC's bargaining team, the UC-AFT team asked five Temporary Librarians from UCLA Special Collections to give testimony on the necessity of our changes. Shira Peltzman, a potential-career librarian in Special Collections, was … Continue reading UCLA Special Collections’ Temporary Librarians speak out at the bargaining table