Susan, who served as our first and third president, retired on October 9, 2020. We will have elections at the end of 2021 - but in the meantime the current slate of officers as of August 31, 2020 is: Rachel Mayo is our President, Nola Thacker is serving as Vice President, Keith Keegan is our … Continue reading WLSA Officers
These are the kinds of policies that are being adopted by our library and many other libraries in our region: Limit the number of patrons in any indoor premises; Require workers and patrons to wear cloth face coverings, except where doing so would inhibit that individual's health or where the individual is under two years … Continue reading COVID-19 and Libraries
Due to several iterations of our officers leaving the unit, the current makeup of officers as of June 30, 2020 are: Susan Berdinka, President Rachel Mayo, Vice President Keith Keegan, Secretary Sara Zarowin, Treasurer/Membership Terms end Dec. 31, 2021
We support this move by Stop and Shop and the United Food and Commercial Workers Union to step to the forefront on behalf of our grocery store workers. On Monday, the grocery chain and the United Food And Commercial Workers Union issued a joint statement to call on federal and state officials in support of … Continue reading Classify Grocery Workers as First Responders
National Library Workers Day is a day for library staff, users, administrators and Friends groups to recognize the valuable contributions made by all library workers. On this day, we the Westhampton Library Staff Association advocate for our health and safety as New York moves towards reopening the economy. As our local is an affiliate of … Continue reading National Library Workers Day 2020
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...
Here are the results from the Westhampton Library Staff Association Election: Mara Zonderman, President Susan Berdinka, Vice President Keith Keegan, Secretary Rachel Mayo, Treasurer/Membership Terms end Dec. 31, 2021