The union representing University of California librarians and non-tenured professors is authorizing a possible strike.
UCAFT president Mia McIver says the majority of the lecturers in question make just over $19,000 per year. After two years of failed negotiations and more than a year of working without a contract, the membership voted with 96% in favor of the action.
According to CBS San Francisco, the union has been releasing statements to raise awareness for lecturer issues: “It serves as a collective expression of our hope that there remains a possibility for progress at the negotiating table and that this collective action will encourage UC administration to accept UC-AFT’s full-package proposal put forward on May 25th,” said Caroline Luce of the union.
A date for resuming negotiations has yet to be announced.