Press Releases

July 23, 2018

UC Librarians’ contract bargaining heating up

Press and Public Contact: Unit 17 Bargaining Communications Group, email  u17bcg@ucaft.org

UC librarians will continue to bring on the heat during their fourth contract bargaining meeting with the UC Office of the President at UCLA’s Young Research Library on July 26. A rally in support of UC librarians will be held at noon in front of Young Research Library. Librarians will present new language that addresses increased abuse by UC library administration: in particular, the practice of hiring temporary appointments over potential career librarian positions. Read more…


June 10, 2018

UC Librarians’ contract bargaining underway: World class institutions need world class librarians.

Press and Public Contact: Unit 17 Bargaining Communications Group, email  u17bcg@ucaft.org

UC librarians began contract bargaining April 17, 2018 around proposals related to salary parity, professional activities and academic freedom. Following several strong kickoff actions and 16 months of organizing, librarian chief negotiator, Axel Borg, said “this time librarian bargaining will be unlike anything before.” Read more…