Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Union activism at Yale Libraries — In the family blood — One part of the story 12/01/2016

from New Haven Indy article:  

Ruth Resnick’s family has lived that story for three generations. Back in 1970, when she worked at Sterling Memorial Library, Resnick joined an ultimately unsuccessful effort to unionize clerical and technical workers through a group called the Yale Non-Faculty Action Committee, one of several organizing efforts that set the stage for the ultimately successful campaign by the union now known as UNITE HERE (then known as the Hotel Emloyees and Restaurant Employees). Resnick watched her late father Sid, who worked in Yale’s law school library, play an active role in the successful Local 34 organizing drive a decade later. Her mom Arlene walked a Local 34 picket line when she worked at the medical school. Wednesday night Resnick attended the City Hall rally with her son Gabe Johnson (next to her in the above photo), who today is one of five Local 34 organizers at the School of Management. He’s keeping a family social justice tradition alive, Resnick said.

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