Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Nyack librarians beat back anti union law firm




Library workers in Nyack have voted to organize and affiliate with NYSUT.
Nyack library workers fought off a vicious anti-labor campaign waged by the Nyack Library Board of Directors, which hired Jackson Lewis, the notorious union-busting law firm, to try and defeat the organizing effort.
Using deception and fear, Jackson Lewis besieged library workers with anti-union missives "warning" of the "risks" of unionizing.
With support from concerned community members, staff was able to beat back the firm's relentless attack. Pivotal to the librarians' victory was a midsummer board meeting in which library workers and residents appeared in force to demand Jackson Lewis' firing.
"My co-workers and I have decided to form a union, which is our right," said Myra Starr, a longtime South Nyack resident and a bookkeeper at the library. "It's just appalling, especially in a place like Nyack, that my employer thinks it's acceptable to use my own tax money to fight us."
On July 24, workers voted overwhelmingly to unionize, and in August, the unit received certification from the National Labor Relations Board. The Nyack Staff Library Association will have some 50 members. Since the vote to unionize, neither the library nor Jackson Lewis has taken any action to challenge the outcome.
The union will now elect a bargaining team and prepare for its first negotiations.





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