Daily Cal Video from Bargaining Day

The Daily Californian, UC Berkeley's independent and student-run newspaper, recorded a video during the bargaining rally at Cal on March 13.  The video features librarians Kendra Levine and Charlie Macquarie; check it out... The Daily Cal also posted an article with details from our rally, be sure to give it a read here.


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

Our Salary Presentation to UCOP

2018 UC-AFT Unit Salary Proposal Presented at Bargaining Session 6, August 28, 2018, UC San Diego The following is a transcript of UC-AFT's salary proposal, as read by UCSD librarians Laurel Mcphee and Dominique Turnbow, with contributions from UCD librarian Adam Siegel. Good morning. I’m very grateful to have the opportunity to be here today, making … Continue reading Our Salary Presentation to UCOP

Solidarity from Santa Barbara

Responses to our union's demand for academic freedom, and UC's denial of it, have been overwhelming!  We are receiving support from all over the nation and our great state of California, including Santa Barbara (which is no surprise, as we have a UC campus and beautiful new library addition there!) First up, check out this … Continue reading Solidarity from Santa Barbara

Bargaining Update #5

Bargaining Update #5 The UC-AFT Librarians’ Table Team met with the UC contingent for our fifth bargaining session on Wednesday, August 8th at the UC Berkeley campus. Appendix D - Family Care and Medical Leave During the morning session, we discussed the University’s proposal for Appendix D of our MOU, which deals with family care … Continue reading Bargaining Update #5

Bargaining Update #4

Bargaining Update #4 The fourth day of bargaining between UC-AFT and UC took place at UCLA on July 26th.  In a welcome break with tradition , the UC team arrived promptly at 10:00am, ready to begin negotiations.  This update will summarize the events as succinctly as possible; we will have more details, and more to … Continue reading Bargaining Update #4

Bargaining Update #2

The second day of bargaining between UC-AFT and UC took place at the UC Irvine campus on April 24.   In the morning, UC-AFT presented a new article which guarantees Academic Freedom to all librarians, so that they may fulfill their responsibilities for teaching, scholarship, and research. The proposal also includes a section saying librarians … Continue reading Bargaining Update #2

Free Webinar: Mobilizing Allies for Union Negotiations in Libraries, hosted by Emily Drabinski

UC-AFT Librarians may be interested in attending an upcoming free webinar given by Emily Drabinski, Coordinator of Library Instruction at LIU Brooklyn. Here's more about Emily and her presentation, from EveryLibrary: Making political change requires mobilizing people in order to push for action. In 2016, Emily Drabinski was on the front lines of an organizing effort … Continue reading Free Webinar: Mobilizing Allies for Union Negotiations in Libraries, hosted by Emily Drabinski