The University of California, Office of the President has posted information online about the recently negotiated adjustments to the Represented Librarian Salary Scale. The first salary scale adjustment for Unit 17 librarians took effect on June 1st. Vice Provost Carlson issued a letter confirming the terms of our agreement, highlighting the initial implementation of the … Continue reading Salary increases have begun, will be reflected on next few paychecks
On an already happy day with news of our MOU’s ratification, we have some additional good news to share. UC Provost Michael Brown has issued a proposed new section of the Academic Personnel Manual (APM) called APM - 011, “Academic Freedom, Protection of Professional Standards, and Responsibilities of Non-Faculty Academic Appointees.” A 90-day systemwide review … Continue reading Proposed New APM – 011, “Academic Freedom, Protection of Professional Standards, and Responsibilities of Non-Faculty Academic Appointees”
In an historic outpouring of support, we ratified our new Memorandum of Understanding (or MOU - details of which can be found in the UC-AFT/UCOP Tentative Agreement summary) by a 98% margin. Despite the vote taking place during spring break, when many librarians were traveling, 94% of our members voted. This vote on our new … Continue reading New UC-AFT Unit 17 Librarian MOU Overwhelmingly Ratified!
Your table team met with UCOP at UC Berkeley on Monday, March 25th, for our 17th bargaining session. During the morning session, UCOP presented a complete package of articles as a counter-proposal to our package proposed at the last session. UCOP laid out their proposals, wrapping up by noon. The Table Team worked through lunch … Continue reading UC-AFT/UCOP Tentative Agreement – Now We Need Your Ratification
Our parent union CFT, “A Union of Educators and Classified Professionals,” is affiliated with the more than 1.7 million member American Federation of Teachers (AFT). The CFT comprises more than 120,000 educational employees working at every level of public and private education from Head Start to the University of California, in the state’s 145 local … Continue reading UC-AFT wins 8 CFT Communications Awards
The Society of American Archivists (SAA) has a blog called Archivists on the Issues, which recently posted an update on UCLA Temporary Librarians. We're grateful for their work - please head over to their blog & give it a read.
Your table team met with UCOP at UC Berkeley for our sixteenth bargaining session on Wednesday, March 13th. Let’s back up a bit here, and talk first about the tremendous amount of work that your entire bargaining team accomplished following the disappointing experience last week in San Diego. We decided to rise above the … Continue reading UC-AFT Bargaining Update #16
We've all been feeling frustrated and exasperated by UC management's negotiating tactics this week, and it can be tough to maintain the focus and determination necessary to see this through. While we're all working hard to collectively move forward in a constructive way, it's important sometimes to stop, step back, and look at the absurdity … Continue reading The Art of the Supposal
We held our 15th bargaining session on March 4th, at the Geisel Library on the UC San Diego campus. We came into this session optimistic that UCOP would present 1) a formal, written salary proposal they’ve been teasing in non-committal “supposal” form since January*, and 2) reasonable responses to the five critical non-salary issues we … Continue reading UC-AFT Bargaining Update #15
We held our 14th bargaining session on February 22nd, at the UC Santa Cruz campus. We were glad to finally bring bargaining to UC Santa Cruz! Our colleagues there were wonderful and enthusiastic hosts. Our bargaining room was decorated with Valentine’s cards to UC-AFT Librarians, which filled the room with much appreciated love. Plus, Santa … Continue reading UC-AFT Bargaining Update #14