Saturday, August 29, 2015

New Contract for Mineola Library Workers

Workers at Mineola Memorial Library have a new six-year collective agreement, retroactive to June 2012. The agreement includes increases in wages, longevity bonuses, and employer contributions to dental and optical insurance. The library workers are represented by the Library Employees Unit of the United Public Service Employees Union.

New Contract for Belleville Public Library Workers

Workers at Belleville Public Library have reached an agreement with the library administration on a new three-year contract. The library workers are represented by CUPE Local 907.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Strike at National Museums of Scotland

Workers at the National Museum of Scotland and the National War Museum are on strike as part of an on-going protest over the removal of a weekend pay allowance affecting new hires. Workers who joined the museum staff in 2011 and later do not receive the special allowance for working on weekends, while those who began their employment earlier than the cutoff continue to receive this money. According to a union spokesman:
"If someone was employed by the National Museum of Scotland in December 2010 and worked weekends then they earn between £2,000 and £3,000 more than a colleague working beside them if they joined in January 2011, so it's wrong that this is the case."
The museum workers are members of the Public and Commercial Services Union.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

New Contract for Onondaga County Library Workers

The Civil Service Employees Association, which represents library workers and other workers in Onondaga County in New York, and Onondaga County administration have agreed to the terms of a fact-finding report issued by the New York State Employment Relations Board. The new contract will include increased wages as well as increased employee health insurance contributions. The union's previous contract expired in 2012.

Library Workers in Westhampton, NY Vote to Unionize

Westhampton Free Library workers have voted to unionize, joining New York Stated United Teachers union.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

New Collective Agreement for Oakland Library Workers

Library workers and other staff of the city of Oakland, members of SEIU Local 1021, have reached a tentative agreement with the city on a new two-year contract. The union represents 3,500 workers.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Labor Relations Board Rules Complaint Received Too Late

The Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board has dismissed a complaint filed by the teachers union of West Side Career and Technical Center in Kingston, Pennsylvania, over the elimination of a librarian position, stating that the union filed their complaint too late. In their complaint, the union had asserted that the duties of the librarian had been taken over by a non-union member after the full-time librarian position was eliminated. At the time of the elimination of the librarian position, the school's administration had stated that the library would be closed going forward. However, the library remained open and the school's secretary took over the related duties.