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WHAM Staff Association Celebrates National Library Week

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...

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Hilton Albany Picket Line Lifted!

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!

Newsday Media Group Union Approves New Labor Pact

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

Teacher Arrested for Questioning Superintendent Contract

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

Executive Board Election

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

Stay Away from the Hilton Albany!

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!