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UC-AFT Faculty Bargaining Blog

Lab School Faculty Bargaining Updates

Demonstration Teachers are Ready to Bargain...Where is UCLA?

ucaft190329a.pngDemonstration Teachers at the UCLA Lab School are ready to bargain a new contract. We have formally initiated the negotiations process, we've proposed bargaining dates, and we've sent several follow up requests to get negotiations started. UCLA and the lab school administration have delayed the process by more than two months.  This is our first bargaining update and it includes the full record of scheduling communications between our union and the administration.  

Lab School Demonstration Teachers 2022 Initial Bargaining Demands

ucaft190329a.pngBuild on the Rich History and Quality of UCLA Lab School

We are UCLA Lab School Demonstration Teachers, entrusted with fostering a democratic learning environment and enriching the curious minds of our students. Our school has valued teaching the whole child and the importance of constructivist pedagogy for 140 years. We teachers are committed to fulfilling the three pillars of our school's mission of Teaching and Learning, Research, and Public Engagement, however, morale is at an all time low for Demonstration Teachers.

We have outlined the issues that are most pressing to our faculty and most important to the continued excellence of our Lab School. UCLA Lab School Administration Bargaining Team* must address the following bargaining priorities of our dedicated and expert faculty if we are to sustain and expand the educational innovation for which the Lab School is known.


UC-AFT Lab School Faculty COVID Effects Bargaining Fact Sheet

Lab School Faculty Bargaining Fact Sheetucaft190329a.png
Nov. 30, 2020

Why are we bargaining for a COVID Effects Side Letter?
During this pandemic, our working conditions as Demonstration Teachers at UCLA Lab School have radically changed. Since March 2020, we shifted from 100% in-person to 100% remote instruction and we are also preparing for a hybrid model when conditions allow in-person teaching and learning to resume. The terms of our current contract are not sufficient.