Bargaining in San Diego? Time for a road trip!

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!

UC-AFT Bargaining Update #15

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

UC-AFT Bargaining Update #14

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

Changing Hearts and Minds, one cupcake at a time

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

UC-AFT Open Letter on Academic Freedom

University administration has assembled and charged a Working Group on Privileges, Protections, Obligations and Responsibilities of Non-faculty Academic Appointees, in relation to APM-010 (Academic Freedom) and APM-015 (The Faculty Code of Conduct).  This group has asked representatives from the UC-AFT Unit 17 Librarian Bargaining Team to consult with them this week.  Ahead of that meeting, … Continue reading UC-AFT Open Letter on Academic Freedom

Moving Image Archive News: Are Temporary Appointments a Threat to Archiving?

Moving Image Archive News has posted a fantastic, comprehensive look at the abuse of temporary positions for ongoing archive work,  Be sure to give it a read and share it with colleagues via email and social media.  The lengthy piece goes into great depth about the situation, with lots of detail throughout the piece regarding … Continue reading Moving Image Archive News: Are Temporary Appointments a Threat to Archiving?

Announcing the UC-AFT Strike Fund

Inspired by a SAG-AFTRA action and bake sale in 2018, UCLA’s Unit 17 Organizing Committee decided to organize a bake sale as a fundraiser for the newly created UC-AFT Strike Fund. Our UC-AFT Statewide Council has sanctioned this action given the current labor environment in California and across the UC. This fund will be used … Continue reading Announcing the UC-AFT Strike Fund

Daily Bruin: “UC librarians continue negotiating with UCOP over contracts”

The Daily Bruin has posted an article covering the bargaining day events at UCLA, featuring quotes from UCLA's Shira Peltzman and Marty Brennan.  Daily Bruin print readers will catch this story over coffee on Monday morning.  Be sure to give it a read.

UC-AFT Bargaining Update #13

We held our 13th bargaining session on February 1st, at the Young Research Library on the UCLA campus. We started the morning in a negotiating room filled with posters created at UCLA over the course of bargaining.  All of the Table team and our supportive observers wore stickers that say “Where’s Melissa?” - in reference … Continue reading UC-AFT Bargaining Update #13