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We have an agreement

We have agreed to a three year extension to our contract, pending ratification by the board of trustees and a vote by our membership. The new contract will run from July 1 2019-June 30, 2020. Salary increases are agreed to. Additional longevity payments have been agreed to. We agreed to cap PTO accruals. A slight … Continue reading We have an agreement

National Library Workers Day

national library workers day

In case you don't know the background of National Library Workers Day, on January 25, 2003, an ALA resolution was proposed (bold is my emphasis): That in order to recognize the hard work, dedication, and expertise of library support staff and librarians that the Tuesday of National Library Week be designated National Library Workers Day; … Continue reading National Library Workers Day

Opioid Overdose Resuscitation Training

A number of our members have been trained in the administration of intra-nasal NARCAN. Given by SCLS, this training is designed for non-traditional responders and meets New York State Department of Health requirements that include recognition of opioid overdose, administration of NARCAN, and steps to take until EMS arrives. Our staff association fully supports these … Continue reading Opioid Overdose Resuscitation Training

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