Saturday, September 17, 2016
ROCKFORD — The Rockford Public Library Board of Trustees approved a new three-year labor contract with employees tonight that opens the door to Sunday hours.
All six branches of the city's library system are closed on Sundays. Library leaders have long blamed that on contract language that requires them to pay time and a half to employees on Sundays. The higher wages imposed a potential financial burden that kept libraries closed on Sundays despite requests from the public....http://www.rrstar.com/news/20160915/tentative-union-contract-could-lead-to-rockford-public-library-hours-on-sundays
The library strike in Essex County continues after contract negotiations once again fell apart.
Officials from the Essex County Library Board issued a statement Wednesday night, saying they spent another two days talking with CUPE Local 2974, but those discussions failed...http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/windsor/library-contract-talks-1.3762731
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Friday, September 9, 2016
Locked out! And not backing down
by Emily Drabinski
Four days before classes began — those days we usually use to prep for the new semester — the faculty at Long Island University-Brooklyn was locked out by management. It was an aggressive act, equal parts enraging, terrifying, and sad. For me, a librarian, faculty member and secretary of LIU Faculty Federation, it feels like a betrayal, really, worse than when we went on strike five years ago. Here is what it’s been like on the ground, condensed from my blog, which I’ve kept from the beginning.
When Kiyonda Hester started the final year of her master’s program in social work, on Wednesday at Long Island University’s Brooklyn campus, an instructor began a course by acknowledging he was unqualified to teach it.
Friday, September 2, 2016
A contract dispute between the union representing LIU Brooklyn faculty and the university’s administration has led to a planned lockout and threats for picketing, just as the fall semester is set to begin.
Union's website: http://www.liuff.net