Recently, the University of California was pleased to announce that two more union contracts were approved. The University has had some public struggles concerning the contract negotiation process with a few of the unions that are associated with it. However, with the latest agreements in place, only one more union remains to settle.
The two contracts that have been executed are with the California Nurses Association and the American Federation of Teachers. The teachers' union handles the contracts for the staff librarians at the university. Both sides have announced their satisfaction with the negotiations. The library staff received wage increases and a more generous benefits package, according to statements from both parties. The 60 month contract will cover more than 345 librarians who are an integral part of the university's teaching staff.