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

UC-AFT Bargaining Update #12

It was a dark and stormy morning in Davis... Our bargaining team met at the rainy UC Davis campus on Tuesday, January 15 for our twelfth bargaining session.  We met in the beautiful Gladys Valley Hall, home of the School of Veterinary Medicine instruction program, with an amazing Dale Chihuly sculpture in its atrium. The … Continue reading UC-AFT Bargaining Update #12

UC-AFT Bargaining Update #11

The 11th session of bargaining between UC-AFT and UC took place at the UCOP offices in Oakland on Friday, November 9th. The day began on Academic Freedom, with UCOP’s rejection of our counter (proposed on Nov. 2) to their side letter.  They are moving forward with the Provost’s systemwide workgroup, and they “don’t think [AF] … Continue reading UC-AFT Bargaining Update #11

UC-AFT Bargaining Update #10

UC-AFT Unit 17 librarians and UC negotiators met on Friday, November 2nd at the UC San Diego campus for our tenth bargaining session. UC administration began by addressing two items: Appendix D - Family Care and Medical Leave UC acknowledged progress made in a sidebar meeting held at UCOP offices on Oct. 24, in which … Continue reading UC-AFT Bargaining Update #10

Bargaining @ UCLA Sept. 26th: A Day in Pictures

UC-AFT librarians and their allies made a serious impression on the UCLA campus on Sept. 26th, while bargaining with UCOP.  In a lunchtime march from YRL to Powell, UC Librarians placed tape over their mouths, to dramatize the denial of academic freedom rights at the bargaining table.  Passers-by were shocked not by the demonstration, but … Continue reading Bargaining @ UCLA Sept. 26th: A Day in Pictures