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

AAUP’s ACADEME Blog recaps Oct. 19 Berkeley bargaining and protest

Our staunch ally Hank Reichman stood with us at Berkeley as we protested at Noon on Oct. 19th.  He was one of the speakers on the steps of the Doe Library, reading comments posted on our Academic Freedom petition, surrounded by librarians with their mouths symbolically taped shut.  He then marched with us to the … Continue reading AAUP’s ACADEME Blog recaps Oct. 19 Berkeley bargaining and protest

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.