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
UC-AFT wins 8 CFT Communications Awards
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
UC-AFT Bargaining Update #16
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
Bargaining in San Diego? Time for a road trip!
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!
UC-AFT Bargaining Update #15
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
UC-AFT Bargaining Update #14
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
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.
UC-AFT Bargaining Update #13
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
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!
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