Our libraries couldn’t exist without all of us! Local 1857 Executive Board is celebrating YOU on Library Workers Day.
Looking for our current contracts?
You can now find the 2022-2024 Facilities Unit, Main Unit and Page Unit contracts on our website under “About Local 1857” at “Union Contracts.” We encourage all members to take some time to read through them. As always, please contact Union leadership, our Staff Representative or your local Steward about any questions/concerns—or bring them to a listening session!
The 2022 schedule for all bi-monthly general member listening sessions, quarterly general membership meetings and executive board meetings are on our website under “Meetings.”
All three contracts were voted on, and all the ballots were counted and confirmed on December 10th. The breakdown for the contracts was the following:
1857 Main: 213 Yes, 23 No
1857 Page: 58 Yes, 4 No
1857 Facilities: 5 Yes, 0 No
The ratified contract will start January 1, 2022.
Many thanks to the bargaining committee for their months of hard work. And a HUGE thank you to all who voted. Regardless of what you voted for, the union is YOU and you were heard. Thanks to all for attending the listening sessions, to the stewards for answering questions, and for bringing those questions to Union leadership to confirm answers. We appreciate ALL of our Union members!
Have you mailed your ballot?
Council 2 office must receive your mailed ballot by Thursday, December 9, 2021 by 5pm. Not postmarked by then, but received. Ballots will be counted on Friday, December 10. Instructions on how to access voting documents, and how to cast your ballot were included with your mailed ballot.
If you haven’t mailed your ballot yet, please do so as soon as possible.
Our recent nomination meeting brought on several new Members as we said goodbye and thanks to others. Welcome to our new and current 1857 Main Executive Board!
President – Kim Atchley*
Vice President – Peter Cole
Secretary – Vacant
Treasurer – Victoria Kunze
Page at Large – Kelly Millman
Page at Large – Jess Gray*
LTA at Large – Linda Jarvis*
LTA at Large – Don Isaacs
Librarian at Large – Emily Lofquist
PSA at Large – Rai Yiannakos
Maintenance at Large – Jennifer Duffy
All Other Classifications at Large – Jason Allen
Trustee – Fikret Velic*
*New eboard member! Let them know you appreciate their time and energy on our behalf.
Many thanks to:
● Catherine Reece for her years of good work on the Executive Board representing LTAs.
● Rai Yiannakos for graciously stepping in as Interim President from June–November.
● Anne Shantz for her great work as Treasurer.
Our Secretary position is open and will be filled by appointment by the eboard. If you are interested, or have any questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.