Moving Image Archive News has posted a fantastic, comprehensive look at the abuse of temporary positions for ongoing archive work, Be sure to give it a read and share it with colleagues via email and social media. The lengthy piece goes into great depth about the situation, with lots of detail throughout the piece regarding … Continue reading Moving Image Archive News: Are Temporary Appointments a Threat to Archiving?
Author: Martin Brennan
Daily Bruin: “UC librarians continue negotiating with UCOP over contracts”
The Daily Bruin has posted an article covering the bargaining day events at UCLA, featuring quotes from UCLA's Shira Peltzman and Marty Brennan. Daily Bruin print readers will catch this story over coffee on Monday morning. Be sure to give it a read.
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
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
AFT Voices: Do Not Shush the Librarians
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.
California Aggie: After UCOP denies right to academic freedom, UC librarians circulate petition
The California Aggie has written a great piece on academic freedom, featuring UC- AFT's Adam Siegel and Dan Goldstein. Be sure to check it out.
UC-AFT Bargaining Update #11
The 11th session of bargaining between UC-AFT and UC took place at the UCOP offices in Oakland on Friday, November 9th. The day began on Academic Freedom, with UCOP’s rejection of our counter (proposed on Nov. 2) to their side letter. They are moving forward with the Provost’s systemwide workgroup, and they “don’t think [AF] … Continue reading UC-AFT Bargaining Update #11
American Libraries features UC-AFT Unit 17 in their story “Union 101”
The November/December issue of American Libraries was released today. In the context of a special report on "Good Job Hunting," they included an analysis of unionization in libraries called "Union 101." Our lead negotiator Axel Borg was interviewed for the story, which leads with a mention of our academic freedom struggle. Also, be sure to … Continue reading American Libraries features UC-AFT Unit 17 in their story “Union 101”
UC Librarians struggling to find housing
On Oct. 19th the following testimonials were delivered in the bargaining session at Berkeley. They are just a sample of how UC Librarians are struggling to maintain decent housing in the California housing market. We have asked UC administration for a simple thing - the right of eligibility for housing programs available to faculty on … Continue reading UC Librarians struggling to find housing
Daily Cal – ‘Only one clear answer’: Campus librarians protest over contract negotiations with the UC
Berkeley's Daily Californian newspaper has a story covering the Friday protest by UC-AFT Librarians and their allies. Give it a read.