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Saturday, August 27, 2016
Ohio public library -- 7 year organizing struggle
CENTERVILLE, Ohio (WDTN) – A local public library is spending thousands of dollars every year, not on books, but on legal bills.
For more than 7 years, a group of employees at the Washington-Centerville Public Library have been trying to get a union up and running, but the library management claims it wasn’t done properly. This fight is costing tax payers thousands of dollars every year.
“The longer they fight the notion we should organize to support each other and ourselves, the more obvious it becomes that we must,” said Library Union Employee, Joyce Fisher
A group of employees at the library voted to unionize in 2009. 7 years later they still don’t have contract with their bosses.