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UC-AFT Insider May 2019

University Council-AFT Insider                   
May 3, 2019

In this issue:

Report from April 3 Sunshine Meeting and Call In Action

On April 3rd, we had a sunshine meeting with UC management. Sunshine meetings are legally mandated opportunities for public comment on initial proposals before bargaining begins in earnest. To enable public access to the meetings, we proposed holding them on the Berkeley campus. We were disappointed when UCOP insisted on having them behind a locked door in an office suite in Oakland. (PERB case law gives employers the sole authority to decide on sunshine locations.)

Member Ratification of UC-AFT Faculty Initial Bargaining Demands 2019

As our bargaining campaign begins, our Contract Campaign Committee is asking UC-AFT members to ratify our intial bargaining demands.  These demands represent not simply a vision for a better future, but concrete goals we’re committed to fighting for in order to improve our students’ education and our own working conditions. Your ratification will demonstrate that UC-AFT faculty are united behind these demands and thereby strengthen our leverage at the bargaining table.

UC-AFT Faculty Contract Campaign Committee and Table Team 2019

Our 2019-20 bargaining campaign is organized around a statewide group called the Contract Campaign Committee. The CCC is composed of five elected members from each campus, one of whom will serve as a Table Team member.  The CCC is responsible for planning and implementing our bargaining campaign statewide and on each campus, and for supporting the Table Team as needed.  The complete CCC is listed within this post.

Statewide Council Board Annual Elections 2019: Candidate Statements

UC-AFT has annual elections for statewide Council Executive Board officers.  This notice serves as a call for nominations. Candidate statements are included here.

UC-AFT Insider March 2019

University Council-AFT Insider 
March 18, 2019

In this issue:

  • Strike! UPTE and AFSCME to Hit the Picket Line on March 20: Guidance for UC-AFT Members
  • Lecturer Bargaining: 1000+ Survey Responses Received & Bargaining Dates Set
  • Librarian Bargaining Heats Up
  • UC-AFT Advocacy Day April 2
  • Statewide Council Elections…Candidate Statements Posted

Librarian Letter to UL's

After fifteen negotiation sessions over nearly one year, UC’s negotiating team has failed to move on key issues related to the professional, academic status held by librarians at UC. Our solutions are simple, reasonable, and essential to our ability to perform our work.

President McIver's Public Comment at Regents Meeting March 13, 2019

UC Regents Meeting
March 13, 2019
Public Comment

Good morning, Regents. My name is Mia McIver, I’m a faculty member here at UCLA, and I’m President of University Council-American Federation of Teachers. UC-AFT librarians have been working without a contract for five and a half months. We’re fighting for academic freedom, for an end to temporary appointments in permanent archives, and competitive salaries to recruit and retain highly qualified librarians. Tell Labor Relations to settle a fair contract with librarians now!