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...
64 percent of Americans had been personally affected by a major data breach or data theft incident, according to a 2016 study by the Pew Research Center. read more...
In this developing situation, six people where shot at library shooting in Clovis, New Mexico. Read more at koat.com/article/sources-multiple-people-killed-in-library-shooting/12109393
Their story sounds very much like our story. Nyack Library workers voted Monday night to unionize, making it among the small handful of Rockland County libraries where employees are covered by unions. During a secret ballot election overseen by the National Labor Relations Board, staffers voted 33 to 7 in favor of establishing a union … Continue reading Nyack Library Workers Vote to Unionize
A fair deal - that is all that these workers are asking for. The Teamsters Local 812 members who deliver Budweiser, Heineken, and other beer products to Long Island have been on strike since April 23rd, largely stopping distribution on Long Island. The over 100 drivers and warehouse workers, who work for Clare Rose, began … Continue reading Budweiser Delivery Workers Strike
40,000 workers at AT&T just announced that they will walk off the job Friday at 3pm ET/Noon PT if they haven't won a fair union contract by then. This will be the biggest strike in the United States since 40,000 Verizon workers walked out last year, and may be the biggest strike of retail workers … Continue reading Strike at AT&T: Join a Picket Line
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
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