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

University of Kansas Librarians “In Solidarity with UC Librarians”

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”

Academic Freedom petition exceeds 1000 signatures

In less than 10 days, our Petition in support of UC Librarians and Academic Freedom has garnered over 1000 signatures. About half of the signatures are from faculty, librarians, students, staff and alumni of the University of California. The rest are from fellow librarians and faculty from around the country and across the globe – … Continue reading Academic Freedom petition exceeds 1000 signatures

UC-AFT Bargaining Update #6

UC Administration met with the UC-AFT Librarians’ Table Team for our sixth bargaining session on Tuesday, August 28th at the UC San Diego campus. In the morning there was a very strong turnout of dozens of observers, comprised mostly of Unit 17 librarians from UCSD, many staying throughout the entire session. It was noted throughout … Continue reading UC-AFT Bargaining Update #6