Tara Shiman and Kristin McCormick from Worthington Libraries, whose employees voted in October 2021 to form the first library system union in the Columbus area.
Worthington Libraries leaders are negotiating with the new union. Interim director Monica Baughman says the organization “looks forward” to inking a deal. “The library’s unionized staff has the same primary goal as library leadership: to provide our community with excellent library service,” she says. “In order for that to be possible, all staff need to have a voice in the organization and to feel valued and supported in their work.”
This story is from the July 2022 issue of Columbus Monthly.