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Urgent: February 1 Deadline to Request Reappointment (Please Read)

If you are newly hired and teaching in Winter 2024 on a one-year contract, or if you are in the second year of a two-year contract, and you would like to be rehired after the end of your current appointment, you MUST submit a request for reappointment no later than February 1, 2024. You can use this convenient form to make the reappointment request.

Additional deadlines for lecturers with multi-year appointments and those teaching Winter or Spring only can be found here. 

In December 2021, UC-AFT lecturers (also known as Unit 18 faculty) won the right to be considered for reappointment before external applicants. The right to be rehired before external candidates are considered is contingent upon you making the request to be rehired and submitting specific information. Please read on for more information.

UC-AFT Stands with the California Faculty Association

UC-AFT Local 1474, the union of 6,000 teaching faculty and librarians in the University of
California, supports the 29,000 California Faculty Association professors, lecturers, librarians,
counselors, and coaches at the 23 CSU campuses as they prepare to strike this week, January
22-26, 2024.

Proposed Cuts to Undergraduate Ed Erode Quality of Education at UCM

Letter on UC-AFT letterhead

Dear Chair of the Undergraduate Council Heather Bortfeld, Interim Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Marjorie Zatz, Chancellor Juan Sánchez Muñoz, and Interim Vice Chancellor and Chief Financial Officer Kurt Schnier,

Reinstate UC Davis lecturer and choral director Erik Peregrine!

Please sign this petition demanding that the Music Department reinstate Erik to the position and work they were promised through 2024. We also demand that the department properly address alleged instances of gender discrimination.

Transition Plan Merit Increase Settlement 3% Retroactive Pay Increase

The new Teaching Faculty (Unit18) contract includes a sideletter called the Transition Plan that provides a transition between old language and new language in the first two years of the new contract.

UAW Strike Effects Agreement Reached...Submit Claims for Additional Work Now

On March 24, UC-AFT and UCOP reached a settlement agreement to address the effects of the UAW strike on UC-AFT members.  The agreement includes a provision on use of student evaluations in future reappointments and reviews and a significant process for receiving compensation for additional work performed during and after the strike.  UC-AFT's guidance to members during and after the strike was first to refuse any struck work, and to fully document any assigned or expected work that you performed.  

UC-AFT Condemns Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’s Attacks on Education

UC-AFT stands in solidarity with educators in Florida’s public K-12 and higher education systems, and especially with our sibling unions.

Council Executive Board Elections 2023: Candidates Statements


At the close of nominations on March 9, the following candidates have accepted nominations for positions for the April 2023 Elections.