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.
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.
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
UC-AFT Unit 17 librarians and UC negotiators met on Friday, November 2nd at the UC San Diego campus for our tenth bargaining session. UC administration began by addressing two items: Appendix D - Family Care and Medical Leave UC acknowledged progress made in a sidebar meeting held at UCOP offices on Oct. 24, in which … Continue reading UC-AFT Bargaining Update #10
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”
As our members have probably heard, there’s a strike happening on all the campuses this week. We urge all members to support this strike to the greatest extent they can. You can click on the images below to download the flyers in PDF form. Below are some FAQs about how you can get involved. Who's … Continue reading UC-AFT stands with AFSCME