On July 26th, The UC bargaining team responded with a flat NO to our proposal that Academic Freedom rights be included in our new contract. They decided not to put their response in writing, so we are left with only their verbal explanations at the bargaining table. This post is an attempt to capture their … Continue reading UC Administration: “Academic Freedom is not a good fit for your unit.”
The Daily Bruin has posted a story about yesterday's bargaining session at UCLA:
American Libraries published the story below this week about the overall impact of the Janus decision on library unions. Not only is it worth reading, it quotes me talking about UC-AFT's reaction to the situation.
The bargaining session at UCLA was packed with 40+ observers and supporters, to support the UCLA Temporary Librarians as they helped us deliver our proposals. We had a little longer lunch break than we anticipated; so, 20+ folks marched down to the Chancellors office to deliver the latest version of the letter of protest from … Continue reading July 26th Bargaining at UCLA: The day in pictures
UCLA folks are busy gearing up for next week, when bargaining will take place at the Young Research Library on Thursday, July 26th. This week, UC-AFT members and allies had a fun button-making and sign-making get-together, and we’re getting more psyched up every day. Here's the schedule for bargaining on the 26th: 9AM Informational Table … Continue reading Bargaining coming to UCLA on July 26th
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/