An Important Message Before we talk about our bargaining day, we have a very important message for everyone in our union. As you may know, our colleagues in the AFSCME union, which represents more than 25,000 of UC’s service and patient care workers, will be on strike next week from October 23-25. They are seeking … Continue reading Bargaining Update #9
Just this week, the University of California, in a statement to the Daily Cal, reiterated its purported goals as it continues to bargain with our union: UC spokesperson Danielle Smith said the university’s goal is to reach a long-term agreement with the UC-AFT, including competitive pay, health care and retirement benefits. Let's take a look … Continue reading Promises, Promises
UC Berkeley's Daily Californian newspaper has posted a story with an update on our bargaining campaign, featuring quotes from our own Kendra Levine. Give it a read!
California Teacher magazine, a publication of our "parent" union California Federation of Teachers (CFT), has published a profile of our bargaining campaign. It features unit members Laurel McPhee, Marty Brennan and Maggie Hughes, talking about three (of many) issues/aspects of this campaign.
Thanks to increasing pressure from our supporters, UC Administration has certainly changed their tone on academic freedom, but their answer is still NO. Check out the latest bargaining update for more details. As of this writing, signatures on our Petition in support of UC Librarians and Academic Freedom are nearing 2000! If you can think of … Continue reading Roundup of great writings on Academic Freedom
UC librarians are expected to be active and represent UC in academic professional associations. It’s part of what we’re evaluated on, it enhances UC’s reputation, and keeps our skill sets current for the benefit of our institution. Academic librarians organize and participate in conferences, workshops, and trainings to enhance UC’s image nationally and internationally, and … Continue reading Professional Development Funding: It’s Not Compensation, It’s an Investment in Our Libraries’ Futures
On September 26th, UCOP issued a document entitled “APPROVAL OF MARKET-BASED SALARY ADJUSTMENT FOR M. ELIZABETH COWELL AS UNIVERSITY LIBRARIAN, SANTA CRUZ CAMPUS AS DISCUSSED IN CLOSED SESSION.” The Regents approved the recommendation at their September 27 meeting. The document declares “The President of the University recommends approval for a market-based salary adjustment for M. … Continue reading A Tale of Two Salary Proposals