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
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
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!
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