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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.

Regents Meeting Public Comment for Job Stability

Instructions for Public Comment at Board of Regents Meetings

UC-AFT Faculty Bargaining Session #31 Zoom October 27, 2020

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Our members along with faculty, student and community allies continue to show up to bargaining and give voice to the experiences and values underlying our demands for job stability. Opening comments once again offered an extremely powerful testament to our members’ commitment to our students, to teaching and for a transition to jobs with dignity and security.


“I hope that all of the UCOP representatives here today realize that we are skilled, experienced, talented and passionate educators. We have ability, we need stability. Please, please bring us a legit proposal that we can actually take seriously, and that will provide us job security now.” Caroline Luce, UCLA

UC-AFT Insider October 2020

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Together We Can! (Video...Super Cool!)

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!