Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Brandeis: Two library employees laid off last month returned to campus last week to file formal grievances with Library and Technology Services

Nancy Mazur and Patty Shesgreen, part-time staff members in the interlibrary loan department, were both dismissed Nov. 6 after their boss told them the library wanted to replace their positions with one full-time staff member.

The lay-offs prompted outrage among the library staff, and Mazur and Shesgreen met separately with Chief University Librarian Susan Wawrzaszek and representatives from their union last Tuesday and Wednesday, according to James Rosenbloom, one of the library's representatives to the union...The agreement between Brandeis and the union for hourly-paid employees like Mazur and Shesgreen stipulates that LTS has up to five business days to consider the grievances and five business days after that to answer them in writing. A response had not yet been issued at press time.

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