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At-a-Glance Comparisons of UC's K-12 Teacher Contracts

 

GEFFEN ACADEMY at UCLA • THE PREUSS SCHOOL at UCSD
UCLA MANAGEMENT’S PROPOSAL FOR LAB SCHOOL

UC Management and UCLA Lab School Administration Must Stop Delaying and Negotiate All Mandatory Subjects of Bargaining

On Tuesday, November 1st, Lab School families may have seen Demonstration Teachers at carpool again with signs and wearing UC-AFT t-shirts to pass out another informational flyer.

UAW Strike Solidarity Guidance

UC-AFT stands in solidarity with UAW 2865, UAW 5810, and SRU-UAW. UAW members are in a situation similar to the one UC-AFT faculty faced a year ago: having bargained hard with ambitious demands for a long time against an employer that has repeatedly broken state labor laws. UAW members’ choice to escalate their fight instead of giving up resembles the decision UC-AFT faculty made. Read on for clear guidance on rights and responsibilities, sample communications with departments, Q&A and more. Updated 12/09/2022

Special Election UC-AFT President and Vice President for Unit 18

Mia McIver has announced her resignation as UC-AFT President effective on November 6. UC-AFT is now conducting a special election to fill her seat and the vacant Vice President for Unit 18. The nominations period opened on September 27 and closes on October 17.

Post PERB Complaint, Superintendent Dillon, Principal Lazo, and Outside Lawyer Continue to Refuse to Bargain All Mandatory Subjects

ucaft190329a.pngDespite PERB's September 30 Compliant, which issues a strikingly clear and strong rebuke to Lab School administration for unfair labor practices committed in their refusal to negotiate with Demonstration Teachers, Lab School management has doubled down on their refusal to bargain.  On October 7, the Lab School's attorney informed Demonstration Teachers that the school will continue to refuse to negotiate a full range of subjects, apparently, until they are forced to do so by a final decision from PERB.  Demonstration Teachers will seek that final decision with all haste and will continue to fight for our rights and our school until we have a full contract that promotes excellent teaching and learning conditions at the Lab School.

UC-AFT Finalist for 2022 Pullias Center Delphi Award

UC-AFT has been announced as a finalist for the Delphi Award given annually by the USC Pullias Center for Higher Education in recognition of institutional and  organizational efforts to improve working conditions for contingent faculty. Check here for descriptions of the two winning programs and the two finalists.