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Student Library Employee Union Joins Teamsters-University of Chicago
SLEU will be the first nationally recognized union undergraduate and graduate union at a private university. University of Chicago student library employees have voted to unionize , with over 80 percent of voters supporting affiliation with Teamsters Local ...
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Introducing Interim Blog Editor
Elaine Harger will be taking over the editing duties of Union Library Workers until a new editor is found. Elaine has been with PLG since the very beginning and has graciously volunteered to contribute to the blog in addition to her already considerable con...
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Tentative Agreement Reached for Mississauga Library Workers
A tentative agreement has been reached between CUPE Local 1989, the union representing library workers in Mississauga, and the city. Details of the agreement won't be available until it is ratified. The workers have been on strike since July 4.
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Looking for New Blog Editor
PLG is looking for a new editor for the Union Library Workers blog. If you are interested in contributing to this record of union activity in the information sector, please contact Sarah Barriage . Union Library Workers blog was established in 2002 by Kathl...
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CUPE Shows Support for Striking Library Workers in Ontario
Striking library workers in Ontario received support from the provincial and national levels of the Canadian Union of Public Employees this week. CUPE officials attended a rally in support of workers at the Essex County Library system , who are members of C...
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Plymouth Library Workers Protest Glass Ceiling
Library workers at Plymouth Public Library have been handing out pamphlets and wearing buttons that read "End the Glass Ceiling: Library Staff are Town Employees Too". The pamphlets additionally state the following: “As a predominantly female group, we beli...
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Greenwich Library Workers Stage 48-Hour Strike
The planned cancellation of a mobile book service has prompted Greenwich library workers to strike for 48 hours this week. Over the last year, the mobile book service delivered 33,000 books to area children at schools and child-care centers. A Unite officia...
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Library Workers in Ireland Vote on Industrial Action
Library workers in twelve counties in Ireland were asked to vote on industrial action after plans were announced to amalgamate library services. IMPACT, the union representing the library workers, has stated that the workers and other relevant officials wer...
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Mississauga Library Workers on Strike
Library workers in Mississauga, ON are on strike , closing all 18 library branches. The workers are represented by CUPE Local 1989.
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Strike Over at National Museum of Wales
A "long-running dispute" at the National Museum of Wales over weekend payments appears to have been settled after the museum workers accepted the administration's latest offer. In the past, museum workers were paid a premium for working on weekends, but the...
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