University Librarians (UL's) at the University of California: Stand on Your Principles...Release Librarian Merit Pay Now
  • Petitioned University Librarians (UL's) at the University of California

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University Librarians (UL's) at the University of California
UL at UCLA
Gary E. Strong
UL at UCSD
Brian Schottlaender
UL at Berkeley
Tom Leonard
UL at UCR
Ruth Jackson
UL at UCI
Lorelei Tanji
UL at UCSC
Ginny Steel
UL at UCSB
Denise Stephens
UL at UCM
Donald Barclay
Director of Labor Relations, UCOP
Peter Chester
Unit 17 Chief Negotiator
Linda Ashcraft
UL at UCD
Mackenzie Smith
Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost, UCLA
Scott L. Waugh
EVC for Teaching, Learning, Academic Planning and Facilities
Catherine P. Koshland
EVC and Provost UCD
Ralph J Hexter
Executive Vice Chancellor, UCSB
Gene Lucas
Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost, UCB
George W. Breslauer

University Librarians (UL's) at the University of California: Stand on Your Principles...Release Librarian Merit Pay Now

    1. Petition by

      Librarians At UC

      goleta, CA

Top library administrators (UL's) and negotiators from the UC Office of the President are withholding payment of merit increases from librarians whose merits were awarded in July of this year. UC has stated that they will release payment of our merits if we give up our right to negotiate changes to our pension and retiree health benefits. This divide and conquer strategy is taking a serious toll on morale within the library. Those librarians who were awarded merit increases this year (about 1/3 of librarians) have earned them by being leaders in our field, and through our excellent work supporting the research needs of faculty and students at UC.  

UC's strategy to divide librarians is not working.  In a real show of solidarity, UC librarians from every campus delivered hundreds of postcards to our UL’s and to President Yudof rejecting their coercive bargaining tactics, and demanding the release of our merit increases. We know that some UL's want to do the right thing, and we need your support to convince them that arbitrarily harming a significant number of our colleagues is not a path to a new contract, or to an agreement on benefits reform.  If UL's stand up for the basic principle that earned merit increases should not be used as a wedge in negotiations, UCOP will have no choice but to release our earned merit increases.

Please support your dedicated and deserving UC librarians.  Sign our petition asking UC to release payment of librarian merits now!

 

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    • Charles Wolfe GOLETA, CA
      • about 2 years ago

      Librarians are at the center of the intellectual life of the University and the public communities our campuses support. To withhold approved merit pay increases as a bargaining chip in the current labor negotiations is a violation of the public trust.

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    • Stephanie LeMenager SANTA BARBARA, CA
      • about 2 years ago

      I care about the right to negotiate, which is now deeply threatened for workers in every sector...

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    • Nancy Gallagher NEWBURY PK, CA
      • about 2 years ago

      This is an outrageous attempt to divide and rule and should be opposed at all levels.

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    • Lan Le GOLETA, CA
      • about 2 years ago

      As an academic, I depend on librarian services for my work. I oppose any action against reducing labor's negotiating power.

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    • Mary Furner SANTA BARBARA, CA
      • about 2 years ago

      All attempts to curtail collective bargaining are threats to distributive justice.

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