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WLSA Officers

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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

COVID-19 and Libraries

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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

Union Officers

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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

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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...

Cuomo announces paid sick leave, job protection for quarantined workers

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

Union Elections

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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