Proposed Resolution – Bangladesh Accord On Fire and Building Safety

The following resolution aims to hold UCSB licensees to higher standards for worker safety;  the resolution requests that these standards be implemented in sufficient time to be in effect prior to the UCSB Bookstore’s purchasing of apparel in order to meet students’ demand for safe and responsible clothing for the fall term of 2015. Please add your signature, via the link below, to support this resolution. Deadline to sign: Thursday, April 23, 2015. Resolution Proposed by Dr. Richard Appelbaum A Resolution Calling on the UCSB Academic Senate to Read More +

UC Care: SBFA Letter to Janet Napolitano

January 21, 2015 Janet Napolitano President, University of California Dear President Napolitano: As you are well aware, when health insurance provider Blue Shield of California terminated its contract with the Sutter Health network earlier this month, thousands of UC employees were shocked to see that such a drastic change in their benefits would be legal and dismayed that their health care could be put at risk without a robust reaction from UCOP. Many will have to scramble for new doctors, new medical facilities, or pay Read More +

SB Faculty Association: A Year of Growth, A Preview of Upcoming Activities

Dear Faculty Association Members, In wishing you all a happy 2015 we would also like to celebrate with you a year of growth and give you a preview of upcoming activities. Since the Fall of 2013 our most urgent concern has been to challenge the dramatic changes in health care coverage that have affected a great proportion of the active faculty whose Tier 1 benefits were severely compromised by the replacement of Anthem Blue Cross with UC Care. Having been instrumental in pushing newly appointed Read More +

SBFA Joins Students to Oppose Fee Increase

On Thursday, November 20, 2014, UCSB Associated Students’ Lobby Corps held a press conference following the Regents’ vote to approve the UC Office of the President’s proposed fee increase. At the press conference, UC Santa Barbara students, staff, and faculty joined statewide actions to protest the proposed increase.     Undergraduate student, graduate student, and faculty speakers affirmed that accessible, affordable, quality education is a public good, which must be supported by increased state funding for higher education.     Among the speakers at the press conference: UC – AFT President Robert Samuels, UC Read More +