UC-AFT Bargaining Update #13

We held our 13th bargaining session on February 1st, at the Young Research Library on the UCLA campus. We started the morning in a negotiating room filled with posters created at UCLA over the course of bargaining.  All of the Table team and our supportive observers wore stickers that say “Where’s Melissa?” - in reference … Continue reading UC-AFT Bargaining Update #13

UC-AFT Bargaining Update #12

It was a dark and stormy morning in Davis... Our bargaining team met at the rainy UC Davis campus on Tuesday, January 15 for our twelfth bargaining session.  We met in the beautiful Gladys Valley Hall, home of the School of Veterinary Medicine instruction program, with an amazing Dale Chihuly sculpture in its atrium. The … Continue reading UC-AFT Bargaining Update #12

New Year Bargaining Roundup

As we return to bargaining this Tuesday January 15th at UC Davis, let’s take a look back at Bargaining in 2018. The new year is a good time to reflect upon all that has transpired; there was a great deal of activity, organizing, and hard work from the entire 80+ librarian team involved in the … Continue reading New Year Bargaining Roundup

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

A Plan to Win: Strategic Campaign Workshops for Librarian Bargaining

On August 28 at UCSD, our bargaining team presented a rational, data driven and irrefutable argument in support of our proposal to close the pay gap with librarians in the California Community College and CSU systems.  Our proposals and supporting arguments demonstrate that salary increases that close the pay gap are a critical step in … Continue reading A Plan to Win: Strategic Campaign Workshops for Librarian Bargaining