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UC-AFT Insider February 2021


UC-AFT Faculty Bargaining Update #35-37 January 15, 21 and 26, 2021

UC-AFT Faculty Bargaining Sessions #35-37

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Nadine Fishel, UC’s chief negotiator, told us that they could move no further on the 10 Articles they passed on January 15. Then, in a recent meeting, she also informed us that management would pass one additional and final proposal on Article 7a. Nadine knows that Article 7a is our top priority and that our position is that it must include clear and consistent review process and criteria, multi-year appointments, and rehire rights based on qualifications and performance.

Proposed Amendments to the UC-AFT Constitution

UC-AFT held a Constitutional Convention with member representation from every Local over three Saturdays in December 2020 and January 2021.The Convention closed on January 9, 2021 and resulted in a proposed amended Constitution, which was subsequently adopted by the Council on January 16, 2021. The amended Constitution will take effect when approved by two-thirds of UC-AFT Locals per voting processes outlined in Local Constitutions and Bylaws.  Per the systemwide UC-AFT Constitution, Local votes to amend the Constitution must be conducted prior to the next Council meeting on April 17, 2021.

Teaching Faculty Contract Expiration Anniversary Rally & Press Conference

On February 1, UC-AFT Teaching Faculty marked the one-year anniversary of the expiration of our contract with a virtual rally and press conference. 190 members and allies tuned in to our zoom room and dozens more watched on Facebook Live.  Our campaign to secure job stability for Teaching Faculty at UC is strengthening and intensifying. We're building a network of members who are contacting colleagues to invite participation in our campaign.

UC-AFT Insider January 2021

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January 11, 2021

UC-AFT Statement on Capitol Invasion

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Yesterday began with news that Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff had been elected to represent the State of Georgia in the United States Senate. As representatives of UC-AFT, the labor union for teaching faculty and librarians at the University of California, we are proud that activists from the labor movement, particularly activists of color, contributed to these victories.

UC-AFT Faculty Bargaining Update #32 and #33 November 12 & 18, 2020

UC-AFT Faculty Bargaining Session #32 and #33
November 12 and 18, 2020

UC moved toward us on job security for the first time in months of negotiations.  They offered multi-year contracts with some pretty big loop-holes, but this is an improvement.  UC also changed their Duration proposal from a two-year contract to a five-year contract. According to UC's Chief Negotiator, Nadine Fishel, our job security proposals are, "not two-year proposals."  This is a signal that UC may be preparing to move even further on job security in exchange for a longer term contract. 



UC-AFT Lab School Faculty Bargaining Fact Sheet

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Nov. 30, 2020

Why are we bargaining for a COVID Effects Side Letter?
During this pandemic, our working conditions as Demonstration Teachers at UCLA Lab School have radically changed. Since March 2020, we shifted from 100% in-person to 100% remote instruction and we are also preparing for a hybrid model when conditions allow in-person teaching and learning to resume. The terms of our current contract are not sufficient.