A number of our members have been trained in the administration of intra-nasal NARCAN. Given by SCLS, this training is designed for non-traditional responders and meets New York State Department of Health requirements that include recognition of opioid overdose, administration of NARCAN, and steps to take until EMS arrives. Our staff association fully supports these … Continue reading Opioid Overdose Resuscitation Training
The Westhampton Library Staff Association is supporting the ALA's National Library Week initiative this week. Head to your public, school or academic library during National Library Week to see what's new and take part in the celebration. Libraries across the country are participating... read more...
The Westhampton Library Staff Association is happy to hear from the Hotel Trades Council, which has announced that it has signed an excellent union contract with the Hilton Albany, ending the boycott of the hotel. Management agreed to drop all of its demands for givebacks from the employees. Instead, the employees will keep their pension … Continue reading Hilton Albany Picket Line Lifted!
With the changes coming to Newsday, the union negotiated, and the membership passed, an agreement that provides severance packages, and assurances of new positions, for the unionized staff. Michael LaSpina, president of Local 406 of the Graphic Communications Conference of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, said the changes at Newsday would mean the loss of … Continue reading Newsday Media Group Union Approves New Labor Pact
When the staff is sacrificing for years, management should not be rewarded to their exclusion. A Louisiana teacher who stood up at a school board meeting and asked why the superintendent was getting a raise while educators and support staff were not was ejected from the room by a marshal, handcuffed on the floor and … Continue reading Teacher Arrested for Questioning Superintendent Contract
The Westhampton Library Staff Association had its biennial election last month and chose a new slate of officers. The executive board for the upcoming two year term will be: Susan Berdinka, President Nola Thacker, Vice President Mara Zonderman, Secretary Rachel Mayo, Treasurer/Membership
The housekeepers, banquet & restaurant workers, bell persons, front desk agents, engineers, and other employees at the Hilton Albany are asking us to honor their picket line and boycott their hotel. Hilton Albany management is insisting on: Elimination of employee retirement plan Cutting vacation benefits Taking away paid days off for grieving the death of a … Continue reading Stay Away from the Hilton Albany!
Last month the union negotiating team and the library board team finalized a tentative contract. Our staff union voted last week to ratify this contract. Tonight the library board did also. The final signatures will be added tomorrow, November 16. We look forward to working with management to create a safe, secure work environment with fair and … Continue reading We Have a Contract!
After the reporters and editors voted to unionize, management of DNAinfo and Gothamast decided to shut down and put everyone out of work. The decision puts 115 people out of work, both at the New York operations that unionized and at those in Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington... Read more...
Libraries have historically supported the freedom for all to hold, receive and disseminate ideas without restriction - also known as intellectual freedom. IFLA’s claim that intellectual freedom is a human right is a reflection of the United Nation’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights. read more...