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Get to Know a Lecturer: Ben Harder

In this episode of UC-AFT Local 1966's "Get to Know a Lecturer" series, James Anderson speaks with Ben Harder, the former president of, and current grievance steward for, Local 1966. Ben teaches in the writing program at the University of California, Riverside. He is also on the table team representing UC-AFT in statewide collective bargaining. Given the length of the discussion, as he notes at the end, Ben encourages those who are of legal drinking age to enjoy a cool adult beverage as they watch/listen, should they feel so inclined.

UCR COVID-19 Labor Alliance Webinar @ 2 p.m. on 5/1: Our Living Conditions Are Your Learning Conditions

Join UC-AFT Local 1966 and others involved in the UCR COVID-19 Labor Alliance for our May Day Webinar, "Our Living Conditions Are Your Learning Conditions," taking place via Zoom from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Friday, 5/1. 

You can RSVP here.

Bargaining Rally @ UCR on 3/6/20

Check your email for the UC-AFT Bargaining Survey


You should have or will shortly be receiving an invitation to complete a bargaining survey via email. Please, if you can, take the time to complete the confidential survey so that we can strengthen our union's campaign as regards contract negotiations. 

If you have not yet received the survey, feel free to contact one of your elected officers. 

The Fight for Academic Freedom: An Interview with UC Librarian & UC-AFT Local 1966 Member Carla Arbagey

***For this interview, James Anderson, who's been an active UC-AFT Local 1966 member and was recently voted VP of Communications for UC-AFT Local 1966, asked questions of Carla Arbagey, a member of Local 1966 who has been involved in the ongoing bargaining sessions between UC Librarians and the university. The interview has been edited, minimally, for clarity.***

Learning – and Teaching – the Dynamics of Higher Education: An Interview with UC-AFT Local 1966 President Ben Harder

This interview was conducted during a union social on February 16 at the Getaway Café in Riverside, Calif. James Anderson, a UC-AFT Local 1966 member, interviewed Ben Harder, president of Local 1966. The interview has been edited, minimally, for clarity.