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
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Archivists on the Issues: An Update on UCLA Temporary Librarians
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.
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.
Moving Image Archive News: Are Temporary Appointments a Threat to Archiving?
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?
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.
City On A Hill Press story on UC Librarian bargaining
City On A Hill Press, an online news outlet serving UC Santa Cruz, has written a fine article reviewing the latest developments in librarian bargaining. It features quotes from UCSC's table team member Ken Lyons, as well as librarians Rachel Jaffe and Jess Waggoner. It's worth a read!
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.
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”