Several requests for this 2010 article from the Encyclopedia of library and information sciences.
Unions in Public and Academic Libraries.
The role of unions and collective bargaining in U.S public and academic libraries is stated with a summary of
historical development. After noting the lack of national association attention to unionization, the evolution of
the American Library Association-Allied Professional Association (ALA-APA) is described. The connection
between human rights and unions is discussed.
--Adopted from Encyclopedia of library and information sciences (3rd
ed.) New York: Taylor and Francis (2010).