Thursdays have been designated as Unit 17 Statewide Visibility Day - also know as "T-shirt Thursday." Display solidarity and join UC librarians across the state by gearing up in your union t-shirts and/or buttons, starting this Thursday, June 7. If this Thursday is too late to get it started on your campus, shoot for next … Continue reading Gearing Up for T-shirt Thursdays
Be sure to read this article in Berkeley's own Daily Californian, covering the lunchtime rally in front of the Doe library on our first day of bargaining... http://www.dailycal.org/2018/04/17/uc-librarians-begin-contract-negotiations-higher-salaries/
Bargaining has begun! On April 17 at the UC Berkeley Doe Library, your Table Team of member librarians from UC-AFT met with UCOP Labor Relations to bargain the successor agreement for the UC-AFT Unit 17 MOU. The session began just after 10:00am with opening statements and introductions, and the UC-AFT librarians did not disappoint. Leading … Continue reading Bargaining Update #1
One day until bargaining begins, Tuesday April 17th on the UC Berkeley campus. Be sure to sign the petition linked below in support of our bargaining efforts! https://www.ipetitions.com/petition/uclibrarians Support University of California Librarians Did you know… The UC Libraries devote well under half their budgets to library collections and Librarian salaries? Did you know... Librarians are tireless … Continue reading Bargaining starts April 17 – sign the petition!
As mentioned in an earlier post, both sides have “sunshined” the articles they intend to open in this round of bargaining on April 2nd. By law, the sunshine process also requires two open meetings, so that anyone can ask questions or express concerns to either side before formal bargaining begins. These meetings are held in … Continue reading Sunshine call-in meetings are usually quiet affairs. Not this time!
UC-AFT Librarians may be interested in attending an upcoming free webinar given by Emily Drabinski, Coordinator of Library Instruction at LIU Brooklyn. Here's more about Emily and her presentation, from EveryLibrary: Making political change requires mobilizing people in order to push for action. In 2016, Emily Drabinski was on the front lines of an organizing effort … Continue reading Free Webinar: Mobilizing Allies for Union Negotiations in Libraries, hosted by Emily Drabinski
Late last week, bargaining quietly began with an important procedural maneuver - the UC's negotiating team shared their "sunshine" list (UC Initial Proposals - 2018 Successor) with the UC-AFT Chief Negotiator, Axel Borg. This is a list of the articles in the current MOU for which the UC negotiators are going to propose changes. Our … Continue reading UC and UC-AFT have now “sunshined”