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Urgent: October 15 Deadline to Request Reappointment (Please Read)

If you are newly hired, teaching in Fall 2022 on a one-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 October 15, 2022. Additional deadlines for lecturers with multi-year appointments and those teaching Winter or Spring only can be found here.  Last year, 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

Public Employment Relations Board Alleges UC Management Has Engaged in Unfair Labor Practices

ucaft190329a.pngThe California Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) has issued a formal notice to UC that they appear to be in violation of labor law due to their refusal to negotiate mandatory subjects and a full contract with the Lab School Demonstration Teachers. This formal notice from PERB, called a complaint, validates Demonstration Teacher concerns on every point.  Demonstration Teachers call on Lab School management and UCLA to come to the table now and negotiate in good faith on a full range of subjects.

Bargaining Update #6 September 29

ucaft190329a.pngOn Thursday, September 29, Demonstration Teachers and Lab School management met for our eighth bargaining session.  In this session, management passed a proposal on compensation that falls far short of Demonstration Teacher needs in several ways.  Please read on for the full update.

Demonstration Teachers Share Info & Wait for Admin to Negotiate

Again, this Tuesday, September 27, Lab School families may have seen Demonstration Teachers at carpool with signs and wearing UC-AFT t-shirts. Demonstration Teachers passed out more information about our contract negotiations with the Lab School administration and our continuing concerns that impact our teaching and student learning. Demonstration Teachers will not stop sharing information and advocating for the school until we reach agreement on a full contract. Please read our latest flyer and take action to help teachers who inspire and teach the children of UCLA Lab School.

Demonstration Teacher Bargaining Fact Sheet September 2022

UCLA Lab School Demonstration Teachers are taking action to get management to negotiate a new MOU covering the range of topics teachers need in order to ensure excellent instruction.  To date, management has only passed a proposal on compensation and is refusing to negotiate other subjects.  This post contains basic, factual information about Demonstration Teachers effort to secure a fair contract. 

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UC-AFT Letter to Biden on Student Debt Relief

UC-AFT President, Mia McIver, sent this letter to President Biden today asking for robust student debt relief. 

Lab School Bargaining Update #5 August 19

ucaft190329a.pngLab School Management's single proposal, in response to Demonstration Teacher's 20 proposals, takes an extreme and regressive position on compensation. When management delivered this proposal on Friday, August 19, they informed Demonstration Teachers that they would not negotiate on any other subjects of bargaining, including School Calendar.  Since May, Principal Lazo has repeatedly told the Lab School community that the calender she distributed was tentative, subject to negotiations with teachers.  On Friday, she imposed the calender unilaterally with no negotiations. Please read on for more information.

Lab School Bargaining Update #4 August 17, 2022

ucaft190329a.pngOur Demonstration Teacher bargaining team has now passed a complete set of initial proposals!  Our team has done incredible work preparing and presenting these proposals to the management team.  Nearly every Demonstration Teacher has attended bargaining to show their support and encourage the administration to work with us. Please read the full update, which includes our full set of proposals.

Lab School Bargaining Update #3 August 15

ucaft190329a.pngBargaining Session number three is complete.  Next session is on Wednesday, August 17.  Our team will pass our remaining proposals, including compensation.  The university and Lab School administration will have all afternoon on the 17th to provide counter proposals.  Please read on for important details.