Gearing Up for T-shirt Thursdays

Thursdays have been designated as Unit 17 Statewide Visibility Day - also know as "T-shirt Thursday." Display solidarity and join UC librarians across the state by gearing up in your union t-shirts and/or buttons, starting this Thursday, June 7.  If this Thursday is too late to get it started on your campus, shoot for next … Continue reading Gearing Up for T-shirt Thursdays

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Academic Freedom and Copyright Ownership bargaining proposal

This post reflects the opening statement presented by the UC-AFT Table Team on 4/27/18 at UC Irvine, presented to the UC Bargaining Team as background information for the proposed new article on Academic Freedom. Academic Freedom UC-AFT proposes that changes be made to Article 1, and continued in more detail in this new article, to … Continue reading Academic Freedom and Copyright Ownership bargaining proposal

Bargaining Update #1

Bargaining has begun!  On April 17 at the UC Berkeley Doe Library, your Table Team of member librarians from UC-AFT met with UCOP Labor Relations to bargain the successor agreement for the UC-AFT Unit 17 MOU. The session began just after 10:00am with opening statements and introductions, and the UC-AFT librarians did not disappoint.  Leading … Continue reading Bargaining Update #1

Bargaining starts April 17 – sign the petition!

One day until bargaining begins, Tuesday April 17th on the UC Berkeley campus. Be sure to sign the petition linked below in support of our bargaining efforts! https://www.ipetitions.com/petition/uclibrarians Support University of California Librarians Did you know… The UC Libraries devote well under half their budgets to library collections and Librarian salaries? Did you know... Librarians are tireless … Continue reading Bargaining starts April 17 – sign the petition!

Sunshine call-in meetings are usually quiet affairs. Not this time!

As mentioned in an earlier post, both sides have “sunshined” the articles they intend to open in this round of bargaining on April 2nd. By law, the sunshine process also requires two open meetings, so that anyone can ask questions or express concerns to either side before formal bargaining begins. These meetings are held in … Continue reading Sunshine call-in meetings are usually quiet affairs. Not this time!

UC and UC-AFT have now “sunshined”

Late last week, bargaining quietly began with an important procedural maneuver - the UC's negotiating team shared their "sunshine" list (UC Initial Proposals - 2018 Successor) with the UC-AFT Chief Negotiator, Axel Borg.  This is a list of the articles in the current MOU for which the UC negotiators are going to propose changes. Our … Continue reading UC and UC-AFT have now “sunshined”