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

UC-AFT stands with AFSCME

As our members have probably heard, there’s a strike happening on all the campuses this week.  We urge all members to support this strike to the greatest extent they can. You can click on the images below to download the flyers in PDF form. Below are some FAQs about how you can get involved. Who's … Continue reading UC-AFT stands with AFSCME

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

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

UC-AFT Bargaining Update #8

UC Administration met with the UC-AFT Librarians’ Table Team for our eighth bargaining session on Tuesday, August 28th at the UCLA campus. UC administration began the morning with a request to extend the contract, as expected. As we have previously informed the membership, we informed the UC that we do not intend to extend the … Continue reading UC-AFT Bargaining Update #8

University of Kansas Librarians “In Solidarity with UC Librarians”

Our librarian colleagues from the University of Kansas library system have issued a letter of support for our fight for academic freedom.  Read their blog post, In Solidarity with UC Librarians, and see below the text of the letter sent to UC President Napolitano and the UC Board of Regents. UC-AFT is grateful for their … Continue reading University of Kansas Librarians “In Solidarity with UC Librarians”

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

Faculty stand in support: CA-AAUP/CUCFA Joint Letter in Support of Librarian Academic Freedom

Stirred by news that UC Administration stated that academic freedom is "not a good fit" for academic librarians, The California Conference of the American Association of University Professors (CA-AAUP) and the Council of University of California Faculty Associations (CUCFA) issued a Joint Letter in Support of Librarian Academic Freedom, which was sent to President Napolitano … Continue reading Faculty stand in support: CA-AAUP/CUCFA Joint Letter in Support of Librarian Academic Freedom