We hope that all UC-AFT librarians are weathering this crisis in the best way possible. This rapid transition has left us all more busy than ever, and while the message below is long, it’s vital to the important work we all do for the University. That said, nothing is more important than each and every … Continue reading UC-AFT Unit 17 Librarians Effects Bargaining COVID-19
Thank you for standing with our union
As UC-AFT librarians celebrate our second raise in as many months -- a direct result of the successful contract negotiations that concluded this spring -- we want to send our sincere thanks to all the people outside our union who supported us during a nearly year-long bargaining process. From the very first “turn out” for … Continue reading Thank you for standing with our union
Your Table Team reflects upon a memorable contract campaign
With bargaining complete, in May the Table Team met for a retreat to tie up loose ends, reflect on strategy and tactics, and make a set of recommendations for contract administration and future bargaining. We also wanted to share with the membership and with all of you, the followers of this blog, what this campaign … Continue reading Your Table Team reflects upon a memorable contract campaign
Salary increases have begun, will be reflected on next few paychecks
The University of California, Office of the President has posted information online about the recently negotiated adjustments to the Represented Librarian Salary Scale. The first salary scale adjustment for Unit 17 librarians took effect on June 1st. Vice Provost Carlson issued a letter confirming the terms of our agreement, highlighting the initial implementation of the … Continue reading Salary increases have begun, will be reflected on next few paychecks
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!
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!
Bargaining, Then and Now
This round of bargaining stands out among the 30+ years of our union’s history. In past contract negotiations, Unit 17 bargaining was represented by a small group of librarians. The decision of which articles to bargain and the proposed language used in articles solely rested in a handful of librarians and campuses. Although there was … Continue reading Bargaining, Then and Now
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.