Great universities need great librarians! The contract that the UCOP negotiators are offering will not help UC recruit and retain great librarians:
UC Librarians make up to 27% LESS than their counterparts at CSU's and 19% less than CCC's. The university’s chief negotiator dismissed this, calling CSU and UC “apples and oranges.” UC is offering a 1% salary increase for the next two years. The Chancellors received a 3% raise last year alone. We have a major structural pay gap with competing institutions, and UC is refusing to even offer a reasonable cost of living adjustment.