Proposed New APM – 011, “Academic Freedom, Protection of Professional Standards, and Responsibilities of Non-Faculty Academic Appointees”

On an already happy day with news of our MOU’s ratification, we have some additional good news to share. UC Provost Michael Brown has issued a proposed new section of the Academic Personnel Manual (APM)  called APM - 011, “Academic Freedom, Protection of Professional Standards, and Responsibilities of Non-Faculty Academic Appointees.” A 90-day systemwide review … Continue reading Proposed New APM – 011, “Academic Freedom, Protection of Professional Standards, and Responsibilities of Non-Faculty Academic Appointees”

New UC-AFT Unit 17 Librarian MOU Overwhelmingly Ratified!

In an historic outpouring of support, we ratified our new Memorandum of Understanding (or MOU - details of which can be found in the UC-AFT/UCOP Tentative Agreement summary) by a 98% margin. Despite the vote taking place during spring break, when many librarians were traveling, 94% of our members voted. This vote on our new … Continue reading New UC-AFT Unit 17 Librarian MOU Overwhelmingly Ratified!

UC-AFT/UCOP Tentative Agreement – Now We Need Your Ratification

Your table team met with UCOP at UC Berkeley on Monday, March 25th, for our 17th bargaining session. During the morning session, UCOP presented a complete package of articles as a counter-proposal to our package proposed at the last session.  UCOP laid out their proposals, wrapping up by noon.  The Table Team worked through lunch … Continue reading UC-AFT/UCOP Tentative Agreement – Now We Need Your Ratification

UC-AFT wins 8 CFT Communications Awards

Our parent union CFT, “A Union of Educators and Classified Professionals,” is affiliated with the more than 1.7 million member American Federation of Teachers (AFT). The CFT comprises more than 120,000 educational employees working at every level of public and private education from Head Start to the University of California, in the state’s 145 local … Continue reading UC-AFT wins 8 CFT Communications Awards

UC-AFT Bargaining Update #16

Your table team met with UCOP at UC Berkeley for our sixteenth bargaining session on Wednesday, March 13th.   Let’s back up a bit here, and talk first about the tremendous amount of work that your entire bargaining team accomplished following the disappointing experience last week in San Diego.  We decided to rise above the … Continue reading UC-AFT Bargaining Update #16

The Art of the Supposal

We've all been feeling frustrated and exasperated by UC management's negotiating tactics this week, and it can be tough to maintain the focus and determination necessary to see this through.  While we're all working hard to collectively move forward in a constructive way, it's important sometimes to stop, step back, and look at the absurdity … Continue reading The Art of the Supposal