New Year Bargaining Roundup

As we return to bargaining this Tuesday January 15th at UC Davis, let’s take a look back at Bargaining in 2018. The new year is a good time to reflect upon all that has transpired; there was a great deal of activity, organizing, and hard work from the entire 80+ librarian team involved in the … Continue reading New Year Bargaining Roundup

UC-AFT Bargaining Update #11

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

American Libraries features UC-AFT Unit 17 in their story “Union 101”

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”

UC Librarians struggling to find housing

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