Promises, Promises

Just this week, the University of California, in a statement to the Daily Cal, reiterated its purported goals as it continues to bargain with our union: UC spokesperson Danielle Smith said the university’s goal is to reach a long-term agreement with the UC-AFT, including competitive pay, health care and retirement benefits. Let's take a look … Continue reading Promises, Promises

California Teacher magazine: Librarians are determined to win a better contract

California Teacher magazine, a publication of our "parent" union California Federation of Teachers (CFT), has published a profile of our bargaining campaign.  It features unit members Laurel McPhee, Marty Brennan and Maggie Hughes, talking about three (of many) issues/aspects of this campaign.

Roundup of great writings on Academic Freedom

Thanks to increasing pressure from our supporters, UC Administration has certainly changed their tone on academic freedom, but their answer is still NO. Check out the latest bargaining update for more details. As of this writing, signatures on our Petition in support of UC Librarians and Academic Freedom are nearing 2000!  If you can think of … Continue reading Roundup of great writings on Academic Freedom

Professional Development Funding: It’s Not Compensation, It’s an Investment in Our Libraries’ Futures

UC librarians are expected to be active and represent UC in academic professional associations. It’s part of what we’re evaluated on, it enhances UC’s reputation, and keeps our skill sets current for the benefit of our institution.  Academic librarians organize and participate in conferences, workshops, and trainings to enhance UC’s image nationally and internationally, and … Continue reading Professional Development Funding: It’s Not Compensation, It’s an Investment in Our Libraries’ Futures

A Tale of Two Salary Proposals

On September 26th, UCOP issued a document entitled “APPROVAL OF MARKET-BASED SALARY ADJUSTMENT FOR M. ELIZABETH COWELL AS UNIVERSITY LIBRARIAN, SANTA CRUZ CAMPUS AS DISCUSSED IN CLOSED SESSION.” The Regents approved the recommendation at their September 27 meeting. The document declares “The President of the University recommends approval for a market-based salary adjustment for M. … Continue reading A Tale of Two Salary Proposals