Bargaining, Then and Now

This round of bargaining stands out among the 30+ years of our union’s history. In past contract negotiations, Unit 17 bargaining was represented by a small group of librarians. The decision of which articles to bargain and the proposed language used in articles solely rested in a handful of librarians and campuses. Although there was … Continue reading Bargaining, Then and Now

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

American Libraries features UC-AFT Unit 17 in their story “Union 101”

The November/December issue of American Libraries was released today. In the context of a special report on "Good Job Hunting," they included an analysis of unionization in libraries called "Union 101."  Our lead negotiator Axel Borg was interviewed for the story, which leads with a mention of our academic freedom struggle. Also, be sure to … Continue reading American Libraries features UC-AFT Unit 17 in their story “Union 101”

UC Librarians struggling to find housing

On Oct. 19th the following testimonials were delivered in the bargaining session at Berkeley.  They are just a sample of how UC Librarians are struggling to maintain decent housing in the California housing market.  We have asked UC administration for a simple thing - the right of eligibility for housing programs available to faculty on … Continue reading UC Librarians struggling to find housing

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