AAUP’s ACADEME Blog recaps Oct. 19 Berkeley bargaining and protest

Our staunch ally Hank Reichman stood with us at Berkeley as we protested at Noon on Oct. 19th.  He was one of the speakers on the steps of the Doe Library, reading comments posted on our Academic Freedom petition, surrounded by librarians with their mouths symbolically taped shut.  He then marched with us to the … Continue reading AAUP’s ACADEME Blog recaps Oct. 19 Berkeley bargaining and protest

Roundup of great writings on Academic Freedom

Thanks to increasing pressure from our supporters, UC Administration has certainly changed their tone on academic freedom, but their answer is still NO. Check out the latest bargaining update for more details. As of this writing, signatures on our Petition in support of UC Librarians and Academic Freedom are nearing 2000!  If you can think of … Continue reading Roundup of great writings on Academic Freedom

Bargaining @ UCLA Sept. 26th: A Day in Pictures

UC-AFT librarians and their allies made a serious impression on the UCLA campus on Sept. 26th, while bargaining with UCOP.  In a lunchtime march from YRL to Powell, UC Librarians placed tape over their mouths, to dramatize the denial of academic freedom rights at the bargaining table.  Passers-by were shocked not by the demonstration, but … Continue reading Bargaining @ UCLA Sept. 26th: A Day in Pictures

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

Chronicle of Higher Education: “Do College Librarians Have Academic Freedom? Amid Push, California’s ‘Will Not Be Silent’”

The Chronicle of Higher Education has posted an article about our struggle for Academic Freedom: Do College Librarians Have Academic Freedom? Amid Push, California’s ‘Will Not Be Silent’ Meanwhile, as of this writing, the petition has garnered almost 700 signatures. Now is the time to sign your name in support!  Please sign the petition today.