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Tentative Agreement with Lecturers on New Contract


Re: Tentative Agreement with Lecturers on New Contract

Dear Colleagues:

We are pleased to inform you that the University of California and the UC-AFT, which represents the Unit 18 Lecturers’ bargaining unit, have reached a tentative agreement on a new contract. Over the next several weeks, Unit 18 Lecturers at each campus will vote on whether to ratify the contract.

The tentative agreement includes the following:

  • Duration: the parties tentatively agree to a four (4) year contract through January 31, 2020.
  • Wages: bargaining unit members will receive an 11.2% increase during the first three (3) years of the agreement. In addition, during fiscal year 2019–2020 these lecturers would receive the same increase given to non-represented academic employees.
  • Retirement Benefits: Unit 18 Lecturers who are hired on or after July 1, 2016, will have the same retirement benefits as Senate Faculty.

In addition, UCLA and UC-AFT tentatively agree to form a committee to review the non-reappointment of Unit 18 Lecturers with less than six (6) years of service in certain departments.

Please share this information with members of your department as appropriate.

For questions, please contact Esther Hamil in Academic Personnel at, or Michael Simidjian in Employee & Labor Relations at


Carole Goldberg
Vice Chancellor
Academic Personnel

Lubbe Levin
Associate Vice Chancellor
Campus Human Resources