American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees

Homewood library employees still waiting for contract

The Homewood Public Library board failed on Wednesday to ratify a contract with its employees represented by AFSCME, saying the board never received a signed contract. At the library board’s May meeting, AFSCME members were anticipating the agreement would be ratified. The board went into an hour-long closed session meeting, and returned to the regular meeting saying, “due to questions and concerns raised by ASCME representation” and lack of a ratified contract, the board would not be voting.
 

Homewood library supporters urge board members to settle union contract

A standing-room-only crowd packed the Multipurpose Room at Homewood Public Library on the evening of March 20 for the regular board of directors meeting. 
 
More than 100 people from Homewood and beyond converged in the space to pressure the board to take action on long-stalled employee union contract negotiations.
 

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