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Revenge of the Poverty-Stricken College Professors Is Underway in Florida

“Two half-time adjunct jobs do not make a full-time income. Far from it,” Ximena Barrientos says. “I’m lucky that I have my own apartment. I have no idea how people make it work if they have to pay rent.”

Edify: "Tufts Graduate Students Strike First Labor Contract Deal"


Tufts Graduate Students Strike First Labor Contract Deal With University

October 11, 2018

The Associated Press

Graduate students at Tufts University say they have reached their first labor deal with the Massachusetts school's administration.

NYT: "Those Who Can Do, Teach"

New York Times: Opinion

Those Who Can Do, Can’t Teach

Advice for college students: The best experts sometimes make the worst educators.


While I am here, there was mention to an older paper called "Are Tenure Track Professors Better Teachers?"

UCAFT Insider: August Raises!

Hello Local 6366,


Below please find the August edition of UCAFT Insider, featuring the Librarian Bargaining update, and our new August COLA raises. 


In addition, I am happy to announce that Dr. Iris Ruiz, Continuing Faculty in the Writing Program, is taking over as our new Grievance Steward. She has a history of exploring and addressing issues of diversity in higher education and will be a formidable advocate in defense of our contracts. Thank you for supporting our various causes, Iris! 




John Haner

Link to AFT and member benefits

As a member of UC-AFT, you receive benefits and discounts through the AFT.  

Information is here:


New Contract and Raises for Lecturers

The recent bargaining session between UC-AFT and the UC resulted in significant gains for Lecturers.  One of the most visible is the improved salary for Unit 18 lecturers.  Be sure to check your paystubs to make sure you received 3.2% in your June pay (paid July 1) and another 3% increase effective July 1 (paid August 1).  2.5% increases will be seen in both 2017 and 2018.  


Electronic Membership Form

With the approval of the new UC-AFT electronic membership form, joining is easier than ever.  If you are not currently a member, please use the following link to join today. UC Merced has one of the highest membership rates among ALL of the UC campuses!





Welcome Field Representative, Jon Carlson

Dear Local 6366, 
Please join me in welcoming UC-AFT's new field representative at UCM, Jon Carlson.  Jon was previously a lecturer in Political Science at UCM, so he is very familiar with the campus and administration.  He also served as the UC-AFT grievance steward at UCM, so he has experience supporting colleagues and enforcing the lecturer contract.  Jon's appointment is 50% time and he will be dedicated to Local 6366.