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
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
As we return to bargaining this Tuesday January 15th at UC Davis, let’s take a look back at Bargaining in 2018. The new year is a good time to reflect upon all that has transpired; there was a great deal of activity, organizing, and hard work from the entire 80+ librarian team involved in the … Continue reading New Year Bargaining Roundup
As our members have probably heard, there’s a strike happening on all the campuses this week. We urge all members to support this strike to the greatest extent they can. You can click on the images below to download the flyers in PDF form. Below are some FAQs about how you can get involved. Who's … Continue reading UC-AFT stands with AFSCME
Berkeley's Daily Californian newspaper has a story covering the Friday protest by UC-AFT Librarians and their allies. Give it a read.
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
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