Proposed New APM – 011, “Academic Freedom, Protection of Professional Standards, and Responsibilities of Non-Faculty Academic Appointees”

On an already happy day with news of our MOU’s ratification, we have some additional good news to share. UC Provost Michael Brown has issued a proposed new section of the Academic Personnel Manual (APM)  called APM - 011, “Academic Freedom, Protection of Professional Standards, and Responsibilities of Non-Faculty Academic Appointees.” A 90-day systemwide review … Continue reading Proposed New APM – 011, “Academic Freedom, Protection of Professional Standards, and Responsibilities of Non-Faculty Academic Appointees”

UC-AFT/UCOP Tentative Agreement – Now We Need Your Ratification

Your table team met with UCOP at UC Berkeley on Monday, March 25th, for our 17th bargaining session. During the morning session, UCOP presented a complete package of articles as a counter-proposal to our package proposed at the last session.  UCOP laid out their proposals, wrapping up by noon.  The Table Team worked through lunch … Continue reading UC-AFT/UCOP Tentative Agreement – Now We Need Your Ratification

UC-AFT wins 8 CFT Communications Awards

Our parent union CFT, “A Union of Educators and Classified Professionals,” is affiliated with the more than 1.7 million member American Federation of Teachers (AFT). The CFT comprises more than 120,000 educational employees working at every level of public and private education from Head Start to the University of California, in the state’s 145 local … Continue reading UC-AFT wins 8 CFT Communications Awards

UC-AFT Bargaining Update #16

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

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

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