Bargaining Update #7 — November 19, 2008

Librarian Bargaining Update for November 19, 2008 By Mike Rotkin, Chief Negotiator for Unit 17 On Wednesday, November 19, at the UCOP office in Oakland, the UC-AFT and the University Administration completed the second day of resumed bargaining. On the table are economic issues including salaries, the level of Professional Development Funds (PDF) available to … Continue reading Bargaining Update #7 — November 19, 2008

Return to the Table for Economic Issues — November 6, 2008

Bargaining Update for Session on November 6, 2008 By Mike Rotkin, Chief Negotiator Bargaining between the UC-AFT representing UC Librarians (Unit 17) and the University Administration resumed on November 6, 2008 at the Office of the President in Oakland. Both sides had full teams present. The atmosphere was cordial, but discussions are moving forward slowly. … Continue reading Return to the Table for Economic Issues — November 6, 2008

Article-by-Article Summary of Unit 17 Tentative Agreement

To Unit 17 – Below please find an article-by-article summary of the changes to the librarian contract negotiated in successor bargaining for the Unit 17 Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). A ratification vote will be held at all campuses during the week of March 31-April 4. There will also be a mail ballot option for those … Continue reading Article-by-Article Summary of Unit 17 Tentative Agreement

Bargaining Update #6 — February 22, 2008

Library Bargaining Update for February 22, 2008 The teams met in Oakland at the UCOP offices in the Kaiser Building. Both teams had most members present. We began with a long caucus to allow the UC-AFT team to discuss how to handle the impact of the State budget on our economic demands. The UC-AFT does … Continue reading Bargaining Update #6 — February 22, 2008

Bargaining Update #5 — February 1, 2008

Unit 17 Librarian Bargaining Update for February 1, 2008 By Mike Rotkin, Chief Negotiator UC-AFT Bargaining remained cordial and moved forward at a slow pace as both parties shared counter-offers on three or four articles each. These were not the most critical articles for either team - not salaries, review processes, or other critical issues. … Continue reading Bargaining Update #5 — February 1, 2008

Bargaining Update #4 — January 23, 2008

Librarian Bargaining Update 1/24/08 The University and UC-AFT Bargaining Teams met at UCOP in Oakland on Wednesday, January 23rd from 10AM until 5pm. The entire AFT team was present, and most of the UC Administration Team was there as well. The discussion continues to be cordial and informal. The parties agreed to and signed off … Continue reading Bargaining Update #4 — January 23, 2008

Bargaining Update #3 — January 14, 2008

BARGAINING UPDATE for 1-14-08:  There is not much new to report from bargaining. The management had a pretty small team there at UC Irvine last Monday at bargaining. Their team was mostly very late because of a missed flight, so we got started after lunch and went to 5pm. The discussions were very cordial. We … Continue reading Bargaining Update #3 — January 14, 2008

Bargaining Update #2 — December 19, 2007

Library Bargaining Update December 20, 2007 The UC-AFT Library Negotiating Team met for our first bargaining session with the University yesterday, December 19, 2007 at the Office of the President in Oakland. Following introductions of the members of the two teams, the UC-AFT explained why we had taken the extraordinary step of sending a letter … Continue reading Bargaining Update #2 — December 19, 2007

UC-AFT Response to UC Opening Proposals

To Unit 17 librarians: UC libraries are long-standing centers of excellence that deliver critical support to faculty, students, and the public. UC librarians stand at the core of the research and teaching mission of the University. Yet based on what can be gleaned from its initial proposals in the successor bargaining that has just begun, … Continue reading UC-AFT Response to UC Opening Proposals

Bargaining Update #1 — December 3, 2007

Librarian Bargaining Update #1 December 3, 2007 The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that governs the working conditions and compensation of Unit 17 librarians at the University of California is about to be re-negotiated. On December 3, 2007, opening proposals were exchanged between the UC Administration and the University Council of the American Federation of Teachers … Continue reading Bargaining Update #1 — December 3, 2007