Locked Out

From the American Federation of Teachers (with whom we are affiliated): The administration of Long Island University is marking Labor Day with an unprecedented lockout of full- and part-time faculty at its Brooklyn campus who have been engaged in a hard fight for a fair contract since spring. LIU’s administration has told the hundreds of members … Continue reading Locked Out

Rebuilding School & Classroom Libraries in Louisiana

There are a number of funds set up to help rebuild the libraries in Louisiana, destroyed due to the recent flooding. Two to consider are: Rebuild Tanglewood Library American Association of School Librarians And check out Trey Veazey’s blog posting requesting help (he is a full-time librarian & literacy specialist at Glen Oaks Park Elementary … Continue reading Rebuilding School & Classroom Libraries in Louisiana

West Virginia Flooding

There are several organizations that I know of where you can make donations that will help those who have been impacted by this past weekend's horrible flooding in West Virginia. Greenbrier Humane Society  United Way of Greenbrier Valley Rhema Christian Center (housing a shelter)  

Agreement in principle at Verizon!

Breaking! Agreement in principle at Verizon! Congratulations to CWA and IBEW members. Stay tuned to for details.  U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez issued the following statement today regarding the ongoing labor dispute at Verizon: “Today, I am pleased to announce that the parties have reached an agreement in principle on a four-year contract, … Continue reading Agreement in principle at Verizon!

Family of Murdered Librarian Launches Literacy Effort

Librarian Cynthia Graham Hurd was killed during a Bible study at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina last June. The Cynthia Graham Hurd Foundation for Reading & Civic Engagement will promote literacy and a love of reading, particularly among low-income children. The foundation’s first big effort is a two-city book drive in Charleston and … Continue reading Family of Murdered Librarian Launches Literacy Effort

Our Union at the Long Island Library Conference

Westhampton Library Staff Association Members with NYSUT Regional Staff at the Long Island Library Conference (Rachel Mayo, Barbara Fox, Jessie Leiken, Susan Berdinka, Stephanie McEvoy, Jocelyn Kalieta, Melissa Fried, Trudy Rudnick): @NYSUT public library locals w/ @NYSUTSRO & @Nysutnro regional staff at LI Library Conference — NYSUT Nassau RO (@Nysutnro) May 5, 2016