‘The first step’: UC brings job stability proposal to bargaining session with UC union

Union Protest
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After nearly 18 months of bargaining, UC lecturers remain without a contract that UC Office of the President, or UCOP, spokesperson Stett Holbrook said is long overdue. With a focus on job stability, UCOP proposed a 1-1-2-2 plan.

During its Wednesday bargaining session with the University Council-American Federation of Teachers, or UC-AFT, a union that represents librarians and non-Senate faculty, the UC Office of the President put forth a proposal on job stability, which UC-AFT President Mia McIver deemed “the first step” toward negotiating a contract that UC lecturers will accept.
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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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Lecturers in limbo

As the number of lecturers on campus rise, debate persists over their role

In past decades, lecturers served as temporary instructors, filling in for tenured faculty. But increasingly, the university relies on lecturers, who have fewer employment safeguards and lower salaries, to teach courses.
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