These are the kinds of policies that are being adopted by our library and many other libraries in our region: Limit the number of patrons in any indoor premises; Require workers and patrons to wear cloth face coverings, except where doing so would inhibit that individual's health or where the individual is under two years … Continue reading COVID-19 and Libraries
We support this move by Stop and Shop and the United Food and Commercial Workers Union to step to the forefront on behalf of our grocery store workers. On Monday, the grocery chain and the United Food And Commercial Workers Union issued a joint statement to call on federal and state officials in support of … Continue reading Classify Grocery Workers as First Responders
National Library Workers Day is a day for library staff, users, administrators and Friends groups to recognize the valuable contributions made by all library workers. On this day, we the Westhampton Library Staff Association advocate for our health and safety as New York moves towards reopening the economy. As our local is an affiliate of … Continue reading National Library Workers Day 2020
We at the Westhampton Free Library are all working from home. We are grateful that we are able to do so, and keep our benefits intact. Also we have protections in place, should we either be exposed to COVID-19 and are ordered to quarantine, or become ill. There are many, however, in the midst of … Continue reading When Organizations Take Care of Employees
3D Printing and Crowdsourcing! With medical supplies strained by the coronavirus outbreak, health care professionals and technologists are coming together online to crowdsource repairs and supplies of critical hospital equipment. Read more...
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday that the New York State Legislature agreed to a paid sick leave policy and job protection for New Yorkers quarantined by the coronavirus. Employers with 11 to 99 employees and employers with 10 or fewer employees and a net income greater than $1 million will provide at least … Continue reading Cuomo announces paid sick leave, job protection for quarantined workers
The issue of library workers having to work multiple part-time jobs is rampant across librarianship. That library workers who need full-time jobs are cobbling together part-time gigs instead is not news... Read more at Library Journal...
We fully support those businesses (particularly those that do business in Westhampton Beach) that value their workforce enough to provide this necessary benefit. Lidl said Tuesday that it plans to offer medical benefits to all US part-time employees starting January 1. Read more...
30 votes total on ratification of the new proposed library contract: 28 yes 2 no Thank you. Nola and Bob
For the first time in years, there is an active bill in both houses of the New York State Legislature - help us gather as many co-sponsors for these bills as possible! Add your voice of support for Assembly bill A.2444 introduced by Assemblymember Solages, and Senate bill S.2421 introduced by Senator Kaplan, that would ensure every student, and … Continue reading Speak up for School Librarians!