]> UC-AFT - Berkeley-San Francisco Local 1474 http://berkeleyaft.org <div class="rbroundbox"> <div class="rbtop"><div></div></div> <div class="rbcontent"> <div align="center"><strong>Local Executive Board and Staff</strong></div> <p><strong>President:</strong> Kathryn Klar - Lecturer, Celtic Studies </p> <p> <strong>Secretary:</strong> Sarah Roberts - Lecturer, French Department </p> <p> <strong>Unit 18 Grievance Steward:</strong> Alan Karras - Lecturer, International and Area Studies </p> <p> <strong>Unit 17 Grievance Steward:</strong> Susana Hinojosa - Librarian, Doe and Moffitt Libraries <p> <strong>Unit 17 Bargaining Representative:</strong> Lincoln Cushing - Librarian, Bancroft Library</p> <p><strong>Field Representative:</strong> Michelle Squitieri - UC-AFT </p> </p> <p> <strong>Members at Large:</strong><br /> Robert Allen - Adjunct Professor, African American Studies and Ethnic Studies<br /> Joan Hollinger - Lecturer, Boalt Law School<br /> Jim Stockinger - Lecturer, Sociology. </p> <p><a href="about/contact">Contact information...</a></p> </div><!-- /rbcontent --> <div class="rbbot"><div></div></div> </div><!-- /rbroundbox --> en UC Librarians' Workload Survey Results for Berkeley Campus http://berkeleyaft.org/librariansurveyresults <p>In March, union officers and staff conducted an online workload survey of UC librarians. 144 UC librarians participated systemwide, 31 from Berkeley. Workload surveys are a demanding genre; they raise a lot of sensitive and complex issues, and consume a lot of time! Some librarians took a look, gave up, and went on to the next task in their busy day. So we deeply appreciate the thoughtful responses we did receive from 31 Berkeley librarians. Those responses are summarized here. Note that not all respondents answered all the questions.</p> Librarians Workload issues Mon, 04 Jun 2007 13:59:43 -0400 CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY: New faculty contract offers 20.7% raise http://berkeleyaft.org/node/118 <p>SF Chronicle<br /> By Jim Doyle, Chronicle Staff Writer</p> <p>A labor showdown between the California State University system and its faculty union was averted Tuesday with a tentative accord on a new contract that provides a guaranteed pay increase of 20.7 percent over four years for professors, lecturers, coaches and librarians.</p> Thu, 12 Apr 2007 14:07:45 -0400 Future Uncertain for Public Employees' Retiree Health Benefits http://berkeleyaft.org/node/117 <p>As stated on p. 15 of the <a href="http://atyourservice.ucop.edu/forms_pubs/misc/retirebook.pdf">UC Retirement Handbook</a>, "UC's contribution toward the monthly cost of medical and dental coverage is determined by UC and may change or stop altogether." The funding of public sector retiree health benefits is under discussion in California and nationally. Here is a link to a new website with information on this issue.</p> Thu, 12 Apr 2007 13:37:37 -0400 25% Raise Recommended for CSU Faculty http://berkeleyaft.org/node/116 <p>In a report released this past Sunday, an independent fact finder recommends raises of almost 25% to bring salaries in line with those at comparable institutions. The CSU faculty, which includes librarians, are in the midst of bargaining and have already voted to strike if a settlement is not reached in the next ten days. The fact finder's report may be read at <a href="http://www.calstate.edu/bargaining-status">http://www.calstate.edu/bargaining-status.</a></p> Bargaining Librarians Mon, 26 Mar 2007 10:40:44 -0400 Legislative Update http://berkeleyaft.org/node/115 <p>By Kevin Roddy, UC Davis Lecturer and UC-AFT Vice-President for Legislation</p> <p>The UC-AFT continued to work on a number of fronts in order to improve working conditions for all employees at the University of California; such efforts included contacts with legislators, drafting specific bills, and joining forces with other unions in promoting common interests. In this we have been helped by the California Federation of Teachers lobbying staff in Sacramento: Judy Michaels, Mike Weimer, and Dolores Sanchez. We have also received counsel and aid from CFT Political Director Kenneth Burt.</p> Lecturers Mon, 26 Feb 2007 15:03:22 -0500 Lecturers' Professional Development Funding Call--Applications Due March 19, 2007 http://berkeleyaft.org/2006-2007 <p><strong >2006-2007 CALL FOR APPLICATIONS</p> <p>PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FUND (PDF)FOR UC BERKELEY LECTURERS</strong></p> <p>Applications are now being requested for the 2006-2007 round of PDF grant funding.</p> Thu, 08 Feb 2007 17:15:24 -0500 Lecturers' PDF Cover Sheet and Checklist http://berkeleyaft.org/node/114 <p><a href="http://berkeleyaft.org/files/CLICK%20HERE--PDF%20cover%20sheet%20&amp;%20check%20list%20in%20WORD.doc">Click here for cover sheet and checklist.</a></p> Lecturers Thu, 08 Feb 2007 16:43:01 -0500 Lecturers' Professional Development Funding Program: Background http://berkeleyaft.org/node/110 <p>By Michelle Squitieri, Field Representative, UC-AFT Local 1474</p> <p>This article attempts to clarify the complexities of the Lecturers' Professional Development Funding program, is a collaborative effort between the University administration (which funds and oversees the program), UC-AFT (which bargained for it, ensures compliance with the MOU, and helps publicize it), and the Professional Development Funding Committee (which establishes and revises procedures and allocates the funds, subject to approval by University administrators).</p> Lecturers Professional development Thu, 08 Feb 2007 16:40:31 -0500 UC part-timers get the short end in retirement http://berkeleyaft.org/node/105 <p>By Howard Ryan</p> <p>Some 22,000 UC employees, including more than 1,000 lecturers, are being denied the most basic form of retirement security afforded to other American workers: social security (SS). UC denies SS coverage to any employee with an appointment of less than 50% time. Such employees are also excluded from the UC pension plan. In lieu of social security, and pursuant to federal law, UC requires these employees to participate in a defined contribution plan (DCP), and a 7.5% contribution is deducted from their paychecks. The denial of SS coverage impacts on employees and their families in several ways:</p> Tue, 17 Oct 2006 13:02:23 -0400 UC Berkeley has adopted a pecuniary state of mind: Marketplace's demands outweigh sense, conscience or strong values http://berkeleyaft.org/node/103 <p>By Harold Gilliam<br /> SF Chronicle<br /> Sunday, October 8, 2006</p> <p>Robert Gordon Sproul, the legendary University of California president in the 1930s, '40s and '50s, once turned down a substantial raise in his salary, saying it would not be proper for the university president to be paid more than the governor.</p> Thu, 12 Oct 2006 15:09:14 -0400 Health insurance is key to labor negotiations http://berkeleyaft.org/node/104 <p>Many experts argue that the problem cannot be resolved at the bargaining table<br /> George Raine<br /> San Francisco Chronicle<br /> Sunday, September 3, 2006</p> <p>In an admittedly unscientific but telling telephone survey, Ken Jacobs, chairman of the Center for Labor Research and Education at UC Berkeley, asked 21 union leaders representing 315,000 workers in California this summer whether health care would be a central issue in their contract negotiations. All 21 said it would.</p> Wed, 11 Oct 2006 16:53:38 -0400 Health Benefits Settlement: $640,000 Returned to UC Lecturers http://berkeleyaft.org/node/113 <p>Sent: Friday, September 29, 2006 2:51 PM<br /> To: All UC lecturers<br /> Subject: Health Benefits Settlement--$640,000 to be distributed to affected members of Unit 18</p> <p>Attention NSF! </p> <p>Some very good news (for a change)!</p> Lecturers Fri, 29 Sep 2006 11:26:33 -0400 UC-AFT Council Agenda, Fall 2006 http://berkeleyaft.org/node/102 <p>Saturday, October 7, 2006</p> <p>Oakland Airport Hilton Hotel<br /> 1 Hegenberger Road, Oakland<br /> 510-635-5000</p> <p>10-12 (Without Staff)<br /> President's Report on the State of the Union<br /> a. AFT/CFT Per Caps<br /> b. Long-Term Projections</p> Council Tue, 26 Sep 2006 20:14:39 -0400 Expert Challenges UC on Retirement Changes http://berkeleyaft.org/pensions <p><em >Report released as UC workers protest on each campus</em></p> <p>OAKLAND – In a report to be released June 29, an independent expert finds that the University of California (UC) acted prematurely and without appropriate studies when it decided to make significant changes to its retirement plan earlier this year.</p> Thu, 29 Jun 2006 22:01:05 -0400 Venuti & Associates' Report to Unions on UCRP Funding Issues http://berkeleyaft.org/actuary <p>In our opinion, best practices must be followed before making the important decisions about restarting UCRP contributions. We believe that the Regents, as fiduciaries of the $42 billion UCRP, have not had the benefit of projections and analyses that would constitute best practices for making this type of decision.</p> Retirement Benefits Thu, 29 Jun 2006 22:00:33 -0400