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!
We have agreed to a three year extension to our contract, pending ratification by the board of trustees and a vote by our membership. The new contract will run from July 1 2019-June 30, 2020. Salary increases are agreed to. Additional longevity payments have been agreed to. We agreed to cap PTO accruals. A slight … Continue reading We have an agreement
In case you don't know the background of National Library Workers Day, on January 25, 2003, an ALA resolution was proposed (bold is my emphasis): That in order to recognize the hard work, dedication, and expertise of library support staff and librarians that the Tuesday of National Library Week be designated National Library Workers Day; … Continue reading National Library Workers Day
Some of the criticisms leveled at Seuss include the fact that 98% of his books were dominated by white males, or that many of his “foreign” characters display typical stereotypes. This is absolutely true but looking back in time when I first started teaching in 1967 this was true of most books. I know because … Continue reading Intellectual Freedom: Why I am Keeping Seuss Books