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UC-AFT Insider October 2020

UC-AFT Insider

Together We Can...

Teaching Faculty at the University of California are working through our union, UC-AFT, toward a more equitable University for faculty and high quality education for students. We're fighting for job stability measures that will allow proven teachers to remain in the classroom and continue to provide excellent instruction. Right now, the UC system churns through nearly 2000 teaching faculty every year...forcing great teachers out of the profession at the expense of students. Join our fight for Faculty Equity and Student Success. Solidarity Defeats Precarity! Together we can do this!

Local 1474 Reading Group: Neoliberalism's War on Higher Ed by Henry A. Giroux

Join us on Monday 10/12 to discuss Henry A. Giroux's Neoliberalism's War on Higher Education. This will be the second meeting of our Local 1474 Reading Group, and we'll be discussing Chapters 2 and 3.

If you missed the first meeting but still want to join us, it's not too late! Please email Emily at erose@ucaft.org for Zoom info.

Problematizing Police: Online Teach-in with Educators and Labor Organizers

Problematizing Police: Online Teach-in with Educators and Labor Organizers
Monday October 12, 2020
4:00 PM PST on Zoom
 
A panel discussion with members of:
UAW 2865
GEO 3550
SEIU Drop the Cops
Cops Off Campus
United Teachers Los Angeles
No Cop Unions / National Women's Law Center United / SAG-AFTRA

UC-AFT Parents Caucus: COVID Paid Leave for Parents

The inaugural meeting of our UC-AFT Parents Caucus was held August 28 -- and we began (as expected) by sharing pictures and bragging about our kids! Our group included parents with babies to parents of kids beginning college.

UC-AFT Faculty Bargaining Update #27 September 15 Zoom

Stability Makes Administrative Sense and Improves Quality of Instructionucaft190329a.png

“As a student, I strongly agree with what the other folks here are saying regarding stability. I have always had much better class experiences from teachers that have been able to stick around for a while and know the departments, systems, etc. If my teachers aren’t able to do that, because of a lack of stability in their contract, it really hurts the educational experience for students like me.
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UC-AFT Member Hardship Fund

The UC-AFT Committee on Housing, Homelessness, Renters’ Rights, and Refugees (HHRRR) has made it our major work to establish, organize, and publicize the new UC-AFT Member Hardship Fund, to help mitigate the effects of the current health and economic crises for our members.

To contribute to the UC-AFT Member Hardship Fund, click the contribute button below.

UC-AFT Faculty Bargaining Update #25 August 19 Zoom

“I Will Not Vote for a Contract that Does Not Include Job Stability”ucaft190329a.png

During observer introductions, dozens of lecturers affirmed and re-affirmed to UC management’s executives and lawyers that they will not vote to ratify a contract that lacks significant improvements in pre-continuing job stability.