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
City On A Hill Press, an online news outlet serving UC Santa Cruz, has written a fine article reviewing the latest developments in librarian bargaining. It features quotes from UCSC's table team member Ken Lyons, as well as librarians Rachel Jaffe and Jess Waggoner. It's worth a read!
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
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
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
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
Adam Siegel is at it again! He's featured in a great write-up from the "AFT Voices" blog - which features personal stories of AFT union members across the nation. It's a very nice post, with lots of great quotes from Adam and a good overview of our struggle for academic freedom.