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.

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

UC Administration: “Academic Freedom is not a good fit for your unit.”

(Editors note: If you disagree with UC administration on this, sign our petition today!) On July 26th, The UC bargaining team responded with a flat NO to our proposal that Academic Freedom rights be included in our new contract. They decided not to put their response in writing, so we are left with only their … Continue reading UC Administration: “Academic Freedom is not a good fit for your unit.”

July 26th Bargaining at UCLA: The day in pictures

The bargaining session at UCLA was packed with 40+ observers and supporters, to support the UCLA Temporary Librarians as they helped us deliver our proposals. We had a little longer lunch break than we anticipated; so, 20+ folks marched down to the Chancellors office to deliver the latest version of the letter of protest from … Continue reading July 26th Bargaining at UCLA: The day in pictures

Bargaining coming to UCLA on July 26th

UCLA folks are busy gearing up for next week, when bargaining will take place at the Young Research Library on Thursday, July 26th.  This week, UC-AFT members and allies had a fun button-making and sign-making get-together, and we’re getting more psyched up every day. Here's the schedule for bargaining on the 26th: 9AM Informational Table … Continue reading Bargaining coming to UCLA on July 26th

Gearing Up for T-shirt Thursdays

Thursdays have been designated as Unit 17 Statewide Visibility Day - also know as "T-shirt Thursday." Display solidarity and join UC librarians across the state by gearing up in your union t-shirts and/or buttons, starting this Thursday, June 7.  If this Thursday is too late to get it started on your campus, shoot for next … Continue reading Gearing Up for T-shirt Thursdays

Bargaining Update #1

Bargaining has begun!  On April 17 at the UC Berkeley Doe Library, your Table Team of member librarians from UC-AFT met with UCOP Labor Relations to bargain the successor agreement for the UC-AFT Unit 17 MOU. The session began just after 10:00am with opening statements and introductions, and the UC-AFT librarians did not disappoint.  Leading … Continue reading Bargaining Update #1