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Take Action: Pay UC Lecturers More Than Graduate Students Instructors

Since mid-April, UC-AFT members and allies have been sending emails to UC administrators demanding that they take action to ensure that no lecturer be paid less than their TA, nor than a GSI teaching the sa

Press Release: UC-AFT Leaders in DC Attend Committee on Education & Workforce Hearing

Media contacts:
UC-AFT President Katie Rodger (408-623-2601)
UC-AFT Executive Director Bill Quirk (805-689-0645)
UC-AFT Communications Chair Caroline Luce (860-778-8580)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
What’s Happening:
Education and Workforce Committee Hearing 10:15 am EST
Press Conference Tomorrow at 12:15 pm EST
live-streamed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fmwmq7DNryU

UCLA Chapter of UC-AFT Local 1474 Condemns Arrests of Contingent Faculty and Librarians for Protecting Students

In the early morning hours of May 2nd, when law enforcement stormed our UCLA campus, they arrested six members of UC-AFT Local 1474 who were joining in peaceful solidarity with UCLA students. The detained UC-AFT members are all contingent and temporary workers without the protections of tenure who risked their bodies and their livelihoods to protest non-violently according to their conscience and consistent with their academic expertise.

CFT and UC-AFT Statement on Failure of UCLA to Protect Free Speech

CFT Leaders Call on UCLA Chancellor Gene Block to Resign Following Violence on Campus

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

If you are newly hired and teaching in Spring Quarter 2024 on a one-year contract, you MUST submit a request for reappointment no later than May 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.