News coverage of library worker negotiations

Trying to stay up-to-date on the ongoing negotiations between the Brown library workers’ union and the university? Look no further!

October 14, 2010: “U continues negotiations with library worker union; contract set to expire today”
October 15, 2010: “Students, staff ‘stand up’ for library worker rights”
October 18, 2010: “Library workers’ contract extended again”
October 21, 2010: “Negotiations progress on hours changes”
October 26, 2010: “Library contract talks stall”
October 28, 2010: “University speaks on library contract negotiations”
October 29, 2010: “Contract for library workers expires today”
November 1, 2010 “Library contract extended for third time to Nov. 8”
November 5, 2010 Negotiators return from week-long stop

Also, don’t forget to check out the great opinion pieces in support of the library workers written by our friends Chris Norris-Leblanc ’13 and (!) the Brown Daily Herald editorial board.

From the Herald’s editorial board:

Our inclination is to support the library workers, and we are again especially concerned by the University’s lack of transparency when labor disputes arise…Despite the lingering effects of a brutal economic recession and a state unemployment rate above 11 percent, multi-million dollar construction projects seem to be springing up all over campus. As a result, many students and other community members may experience cognitive dissonance when they hear that the University is taking a hard line in talks with Dining Services or library workers.


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