Successful union activism, the crucial anti-union Janus U.S. Supreme Court ruling, and the early start and successful conclusion of the 2018 election dominated the year for workers and their allies.
Labor 2018 in review: From classroom to courtroom to voting booth
Sunday, December 23, 2018
Monday, December 17, 2018
Friends of the Free Library, union library workers in AFSCME District Council 47 and library members gather at City Hall to advocate for full funding of the Free Library of Philadelphia.
Grace Maiorano (Dec 17, 2018) Rally at City Hall demands full funding of library. South Philly Review.
Philadelphia Free Library supporters march on Mayor Kenney's officehttps://6abc.com/politics/library-supporters-march-on-mayor-kenneys-office/4887531/
Thursday, December 13, 2018
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
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Sunday, December 9, 2018
Ramp Up Bargaining Campaign…Member Workshops, Media and More…
While the pace of negotiations has slowed for the time being, librarians are using the break from the table to build our bargaining campaign and prepare for the next phase of negotiations. Each campus is holding campaign planning workshops in December and early January where members will plan concrete local steps for winning a great contract. Here’s more on these important workshops, including scheduled dates. Our negotiating team will meet for a full day on December 15th to work on proposals and gear up for bargaining dates scheduled through March. Meanwhile, our campaign continues to generate great media coverage with this interview on KALX and an article in AFT Voices..
Also the Librarian organizing committees on each campus are hosting a two-hour workshop where librarians will develop a durable campaign plan for the next stage of negotiations as outlined at the UC-AFT Librarians blog here:
UC-AFT is the union representing librarians (Unit 17) and non-Senate faculty (Unit 18) working throughout the UC system. Our members hold academic appointments as lecturers, program coordinators, supervisors of teacher education, and librarians. For a complete list of the job titles that are included in our bargaining units, follow these links: Unit 17 Librarians