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”
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
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
The Daily Bruin has posted a front page story on today's noontime demonstration on academic freedom:
Our librarian colleagues from the University of Kansas library system have issued a letter of support for our fight for academic freedom. Read their blog post, In Solidarity with UC Librarians, and see below the text of the letter sent to UC President Napolitano and the UC Board of Regents. UC-AFT is grateful for their … Continue reading University of Kansas Librarians “In Solidarity with UC Librarians”
Several UCSB librarians sat down with a reporter from KCSB radio to record an interview about bargaining, and they did a great job representing our bargaining effort, particularly on the salary and academic freedom issues. Give it a listen!