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Council Meeting July 2019

President McIver Op-ed--Lecturers Deserve Better...

This op-ed was originally published in the Daily Cal on July 3, 2019.

When you choose a class to take, you probably check to see who the instructor is and what other students say about them.

But how often do you investigate your faculty member’s job title?

UC-AFT Insider June 2019

University Council-AFT Insider
June 9, 2019

In this issue:

  • UC-AFT Faculty Bargaining Update: Session #2 at UCR
  • UC Retirement System Advisory Board Election--Vote by June 17
  • AFT Contingent Faculty Quality of Work Life Survey
  • Member Spotlight: John Rundin--Political Power Broker (VP for Legislation), Classicist, Cyclist and Reader

UC-AFT Insider May 2019

University Council-AFT Insider                   
May 3, 2019

In this issue:

  • Librarians Ratify New Five-Year Contract with 20.6-23.6% Raisesucaft190329a.png
  • UC-AFT Faculty Bargaining Demand Ratification & Bargaining Update #1
  • Council Executive Board Election Results
  • AFSCME Strike May 16:  Guidance for UC-AFT Members

UC-AFT Faculty Bargaining Session #1 Davis April 17


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April 17th, 2019

UC Davis


First Victory: Keeping bargaining sessions open and transparent!

The UC-AFT bargaining team started the session by winning several concessions from Management regarding the ground rules governing bargaining sessions. Prior to the Bargaining kick-off, UCOP circulated a proposed list of highly restrictive ground rules -- most notably a rule that would have closed bargaining sessions and prevented our members from attending.

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.