This round of bargaining stands out among the 30+ years of our union’s history. In past contract negotiations, Unit 17 bargaining was represented by a small group of librarians. The decision of which articles to bargain and the proposed language used in articles solely rested in a handful of librarians and campuses. Although there was … Continue reading Bargaining, Then and Now
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.