UC Berkeley needs to uphold rights of lecturers

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From the perspective of students sitting in a classroom, instructors appear equal. In higher education, however, a two-tiered faculty system exists: tenure-track and nontenure-track positions. In the UC system, “lecturer” is the job title for most nontenure-track faculty, who are hired exclusively to teach and are at the bottom of
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‘Nobody should have to deal with these conditions:’ Union workers continue 2nd day of 3-day strike

A group of 50 organizers started protesting about 10 a.m. on the corner of Bancroft Way and Telegraph Avenue, swelling to a crowd of 150 people about 1 p.m. AFCSME Local 3299 was joined by University Professional and Technical Employees, CWA 9119, UC’s union of technical and professional employees in the UC system, and University Council-American Federation of Teachers, or UC-AFT, the union for UC librarians.
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UC librarians reject contract extension, propose higher salaries

After more than 16 months of preparation and six months at the bargaining table, UC librarians are still in bargaining negotiations with the UC system. In a press release from Oct. 9, a union representing the librarians rejected the UC’s request to extend their current contract, which expired Oct. 1.
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UC librarians begin contract negotiations for higher salaries

Union president Mia McIver said UC librarians’ salaries are lower than those offered by the California State University system. UCOP’s goal is to reach a long-term deal that includes market-competitive pay, according to a statement provided by UCOP spokesperson Stephanie Beechem.
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UC lecturers union ratifies agreement with university

The UC-American Federation of Teachers, which represents the university’s more than 3,000 lecturers, has ratified a three-year agreement with the University of California on salaries, health benefits and other workplace issues, according to a press release from the UC Office of the President. In the newly ratified deal, eligible lecturers
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