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.”
More attention from UCLA's Daily Bruin to the librarian bargaining effort. This time, tying the situation in UCLA Special Collections to the UC's growing taste for the corporate benefits of the gig economy. Check it out:
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
The Daily Bruin has posted a story about yesterday's bargaining session at UCLA:
American Libraries published the story below this week about the overall impact of the Janus decision on library unions. Not only is it worth reading, it quotes me talking about UC-AFT's reaction to the situation.
The bargaining session at UCLA was packed with 40+ observers and supporters, to support the UCLA Temporary Librarians as they helped us deliver our proposals. We had a little longer lunch break than we anticipated; so, 20+ folks marched down to the Chancellors office to deliver the latest version of the letter of protest from … Continue reading July 26th Bargaining at UCLA: The day in pictures
UCLA folks are busy gearing up for next week, when bargaining will take place at the Young Research Library on Thursday, July 26th. This week, UC-AFT members and allies had a fun button-making and sign-making get-together, and we’re getting more psyched up every day. Here's the schedule for bargaining on the 26th: 9AM Informational Table … Continue reading Bargaining coming to UCLA on July 26th