Friday, June 01, 2007

Marguerite A. Clancy, Youth Services Librarian and Union Organizer

Union Librarian salutes Marguerite A. Clancy. It is brave and tireless people like her that strengthen workers' rights and give us the power to provide better service to all.

SOUTH HADLEY - The Massachusetts Labor Relations Commission has asked the town and employees trying to organize a collective bargaining unit for nonunion municipal workers to come to an agreement on who may be in the unit, according to officials.

Edward B. Srednicki, executive secretary to the commission, said yesterday the board tries to encourage parties to reach an understanding on their own without having to take the matter to a hearing and involve litigation.

Union organizer Karen T. Renaud of Council 93 of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal employees and Youth Service Librarian Marguerite A. Clancy, a member of the organizing committee working with Renaud, said the town has objected to the inclusion of more than a dozen employees proposed to be part of the bargaining unit. ..
The organizing committee has gotten 45 of 61 of nonunion town employees to sign cards seeking an election that would allow the American Federation of State, County and Municipal employees to represent them.

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