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
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.
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
After the February 22nd bargaining session in Santa Cruz, the message from the table team was clear: now is NOT the time to sit back. At the UCLA Librarian Organizing Committee meeting days later, a group of local leaders decided to take a vacation day and drive down to UC San Diego to attend the … Continue reading Bargaining in San Diego? Time for a road trip!
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
On Friday, February 22nd strike fund bake sales were held at both UC Santa Cruz and UC Berkeley. On the Santa Cruz campus as bargaining with UCOP was starting in the Humanities building at 11am, the UCSC Librarian Organizing Committee convened in the McHenry Library to take a wonderful assortment of baked goods over to … Continue reading Changing Hearts and Minds, one cupcake at a time
Inspired by a SAG-AFTRA action and bake sale in 2018, UCLA’s Unit 17 Organizing Committee decided to organize a bake sale as a fundraiser for the newly created UC-AFT Strike Fund. Our UC-AFT Statewide Council has sanctioned this action given the current labor environment in California and across the UC. This fund will be used … Continue reading Announcing the UC-AFT Strike Fund
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.
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