Rainbow - Grand Mesa, CO My family’s summer this year focuses on a roadtrip from home near Berkeley to family and friends in Vermont. On the way we stopped in spectacular Grand Mesa National Forest, where our first night at lovely (and chilly!) Island Lake was punctuated by thunderstorms that gave us both an amazing … Continue reading The Continental Divide
On an already happy day with news of our MOU’s ratification, we have some additional good news to share. UC Provost Michael Brown has issued a proposed new section of the Academic Personnel Manual (APM) called APM - 011, “Academic Freedom, Protection of Professional Standards, and Responsibilities of Non-Faculty Academic Appointees.” A 90-day systemwide review … Continue reading Proposed New APM – 011, “Academic Freedom, Protection of Professional Standards, and Responsibilities of Non-Faculty Academic Appointees”
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
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.
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
We've all been feeling frustrated and exasperated by UC management's negotiating tactics this week, and it can be tough to maintain the focus and determination necessary to see this through. While we're all working hard to collectively move forward in a constructive way, it's important sometimes to stop, step back, and look at the absurdity … Continue reading The Art of the Supposal
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
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