July 26th Bargaining at UCLA: The day in pictures

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

Bargaining Update #4

Bargaining Update #4 The fourth day of bargaining between UC-AFT and UC took place at UCLA on July 26th.  In a welcome break with tradition , the UC team arrived promptly at 10:00am, ready to begin negotiations.  This update will summarize the events as succinctly as possible; we will have more details, and more to … Continue reading Bargaining Update #4

Bargaining coming to UCLA on July 26th

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

Why Sabbatical Leave rights matter

“Truly original work, whether it be transforming the way we teach or publish our research, requires that librarians have the time and freedom to immerse ourselves--to ponder, reflect, understand and eventually produce. [....] Sabbaticals will enable librarians to more fully contribute to the research and teaching missions of the university.”   “Over the course of … Continue reading Why Sabbatical Leave rights matter

The Janus decision leads to stiff spines

Today was a tough day for all of us. We all knew the Janus decision was coming, but when it was combined with the gut punch of Kennedy’s retirement announcement… well, it’s pretty tough to swallow. But then, the messages of strength and defiance started to come out from our brothers and sisters. From the … Continue reading The Janus decision leads to stiff spines

Getting into the Bargaining Rhythm: Round Three of Bargaining Meetings to be Held on June 19 at UC Davis

On Tuesday, June 19 UC Davis welcomes the UC-AFT Librarian Bargaining Table Team and its allies to its third meeting of contract negotiations. UC-AFT's theme for the day will be academic status, centering on articles that impact how we, as academics, do our work. To support our ability to be academic appointments issues such as flexibility of work, … Continue reading Getting into the Bargaining Rhythm: Round Three of Bargaining Meetings to be Held on June 19 at UC Davis