Daily Cal article on the start of bargaining

Be sure to read this article in Berkeley's own Daily Californian, covering the lunchtime rally in front of the Doe library on our first day of bargaining... http://www.dailycal.org/2018/04/17/uc-librarians-begin-contract-negotiations-higher-salaries/  

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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

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”

Sixteen months of Bargaining Preparation

To hear our most seasoned veterans describe it, this bargaining campaign is already shaping up much differently than any previous effort. There is an unprecedented enthusiasm and depth to the participation by the membership! But, it didn’t happen by accident; many of our brothers and sisters in Unit 17 have been working hard to get … Continue reading Sixteen months of Bargaining Preparation

2018 Bargaining Table Team Meeting

On February 24, 2018, the UC-AFT Librarians' Table Team met at the Burbank CFT offices to kick off the bargaining season. We spent the morning discussing our ground rules and priorities for bargaining with UCOP, including where we would like bargaining to take place (on our campuses, that is!).  We then discussed plans for communicating out … Continue reading 2018 Bargaining Table Team Meeting