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Rolling Rallies for UC Lecturers in Santa Cruz

Thursday, October 22, 2015
1:15 PM - 3:15 PM
Event Type:
Chris Hables Gray
Location Details:
1:15 at Quarry Plaza, UC Santa Cruz
2:30 at UC's off campus HR building, 1200 Shaffer Road., Santa Cruz

UC-AFT (Union Council--American Federation of Teachers), with more than 4000 lecturers across the UCs, is in the midst of negotiations aimed at ending our marginal conditions of employment. Lecturers are often hired at the last minute, are paid only per class with minimal benefits, and have minimal or no insurance. Despite being highly credentialed and trained, the university administration refers to us as "at will" employees and has even compared us to fast-food workers in order to defend their mistreatment. This precarious position makes it difficult to contribute what we can and should to UC’s academics and has many of us working at 2-4 colleges as “freeway flyers” because of the uncertainty of one contingent job.

We are trying to change our precarious positions through bargaining. As of yet, all of our proposals towards job security have met with absolute resistance. However, just before the contract is set to expire on October 31, bargaining is coming to UCSC on the 22-23. This is a great opportunity to show that we think quality teaching ought to result in quality work lives, and lecturer security is one way to achieve this. Our working conditions are the learning conditions of our students.

UC-AFT will be having two rallies on Oct 22. The first at 1:15 in Quarry Plaza at UCSC, and the second at 2:30 at 1201 Shaffer Road, off campus, where the bargaining session is located.

Our famous puppets will be joining us!

Also, on the morning of Oct. 25th, UC-AFT will have an entry in the 50thanniversary parade downtown in Santa Cruz.

Social Media

* Rolling Rally Facebookpage:
* UCSC-AFT Website:
* UC-AFT Facebook:
* UC-AFT Website:


Roxi Power, President, UC-AFT, Local 2199
email: rpower [at]; phone: 831-246-0660

Chris Hables Gray, Membership, UC-AFT, Local 2199; VP for Organizing UC-AFT
email: chris.hablesgray [at]; phone: 831 454-9361

Joshua Brahinsky, Field Representative, UC-AFT, Local 2199
email: jbrahinsky [at]; phone: 609-588-7470
Added to the calendar on Sun, Oct 18, 2015 1:31PM
by Chris Hables Gray
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