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
While our Table Team was hard at work last week hashing out the details of a hoped-for package deal, our librarians wanted to make sure that UC Library administrators understood how much these issues matter to us, and how vital this phase of negotiations is to reach a deal. So, we drafted a letter to … Continue reading Rank and file appeal to the University Librarians
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
After the February 22nd bargaining session in Santa Cruz, the message from the table team was clear: now is NOT the time to sit back. At the UCLA Librarian Organizing Committee meeting days later, a group of local leaders decided to take a vacation day and drive down to UC San Diego to attend the … Continue reading Bargaining in San Diego? Time for a road trip!
We held our 15th bargaining session on March 4th, at the Geisel Library on the UC San Diego campus. We came into this session optimistic that UCOP would present 1) a formal, written salary proposal they’ve been teasing in non-committal “supposal” form since January*, and 2) reasonable responses to the five critical non-salary issues we … Continue reading UC-AFT Bargaining Update #15
We held our 14th bargaining session on February 22nd, at the UC Santa Cruz campus. We were glad to finally bring bargaining to UC Santa Cruz! Our colleagues there were wonderful and enthusiastic hosts. Our bargaining room was decorated with Valentine’s cards to UC-AFT Librarians, which filled the room with much appreciated love. Plus, Santa … Continue reading UC-AFT Bargaining Update #14
On Friday, February 22nd strike fund bake sales were held at both UC Santa Cruz and UC Berkeley. On the Santa Cruz campus as bargaining with UCOP was starting in the Humanities building at 11am, the UCSC Librarian Organizing Committee convened in the McHenry Library to take a wonderful assortment of baked goods over to … Continue reading Changing Hearts and Minds, one cupcake at a time