Holiday Party at Los Feliz Branch

Dear Guild members and their families,

Please click on the link below for an invitation to our Holiday Party. The link will take you to a printable PDF.

holiday-invite-guild-2016

Communicator Vol. 41 No. 2 (October 2016)

To download the October 2016 Communicator, please CLICK HERE.

(Note: this issue is a scanned facsimile, as the PDF is too large to upload to our website)

Highlights of Vol. 41, No. 2 include:

-Summary of 2016 AFSCME International Convention
-An interview with a Central Library bedbug
-A call to reject Charter Amendment RRR (so called DWP reform)
-Richard Kraus summarizes raises in our new MOU.

Membership Meeting Friday Sept. 30th

September Membership Meeting:

Friday, September 30, 2016
Meeting Starts at 7:30 pm
Dinner Served after 6:30 pm

Arroyo Seco Regional Library

6145 N. Figueroa Street

Los AngelesCA 90042

Communicator: Volume 41, No. 1 (July 2016)

To see the color version of the mailed Communicator, click here:

http://lg2626.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/COMMUNICATOR-JULY-COLOR-2016.pdf

Professional Concerns Meeting Sunday (6/24/16)

Brunch this Sunday (food on us):

Hey Librarians: Got a professional concern?

Come to the Guild’s professional concerns brunch on Sunday, June 26 at 11am located at:

Fiddler’s Bistro
6009 W. 3rd St.
Los Angeles 90036
RSVP is necessary: sadiegrrrl@gmail.com

Membership Meeting Friday (6/24/16)

Membership Meeting Friday:

Friday, June 24, 2016
7:30 pm  (dinner provided beginning at 6:30)
Council 36 HQ.
514 Shatto Place
Los Angeles, CA 90020

Agenda:
1.  Interview process – is the supervisor ‘allowed’ to be on the interview panel. Our MOU says so, but is Management complying?

2.  Probationary Evaluations

2.  Health and Safety – incident reports, banned patrons, etc.

3.  New Members – questions

All librarians are welcome, including our Retirees, our Substitute Librarians, and library school attendees and graduates. Remember, only Librarians’ Guild members may vote on motions.

To reserve your supper and seat, email: GUILDRSVP@GMAIL.COM

January Membership Meeting

Our first membership meeting will be on Saturday, Jan. 30th at a restaurant to be announced shortly. Please check back for more details.

Our schedule for this year’s Membership Meetings and Executive Board Meetings is here: http://lg2626.org/news/calendar/

Guild Summer Party: Sunday, Aug. 16

Summer Party

Universal Healthcare Speaker’s Training

If anyone is interested in attending a training session on how to advocate for single payer, universal healthcare on Saturday, April 25 (8:30am-4:30pm) please get information on the link below:

http://lg2626.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Speaker-Training-Invite-LR0003.pdf

The Guild and Coalition Pushes to Fix LA

As we have already reported, the City continues to demand a host of paycheck and benefit cuts in the next contract that is currently in negotiation.

fixlaHowever, the Librarians’ Guild, allied with the LA Coalition of Unions and many neighborhood organizations and movements, continues to push back against Mayor Garcetti’s and CAO Santana’s (a.k.a. “Gartana’s”) draconian vision of Civil Service and City Services in Los Angeles. The entire partnership is called Fix LA.

Last week, representatives from the CAO’s office met with principals from the Coalition and the aforementioned neighborhood organizations in FixLA to hear the group’s concerns about the city’s ongoing budget austerity plan and how it hurts the entire city of Los Angeles, especially the middle class and working poor. The Coalition is charging that the city should renegotiate (or FIX) the $300 million fees that Wall Street Banks are charging the city each year on loans (yes you read that right: fees, not interest).

Someone needs to pick up the $300 million tab for Wall Street fees, and Gartana thinks City Employees, the middle class and working poor are ideal candidates.

After the meeting, the Coalition and FixLA members collected trash in a city alley that hadn’t been cleared incheryl several years and dumped the trash at the downtown location of the Bank of New York Mellon, one of the leading Wall Street institutions that is charging the City of LA so many excessive bank fees.

In a media event Wednesday (8/6) members of FixLA and the Coalition paid for kids to swim free between 1:00-2:00pm at the John C. Argue swimming pool in Exposition Park. The action protested the new $1.00 fee that the Mayor charges our city’s children to swim in our public pools.

Meanwhile, our own LAPL Librarian, Eugene Owens, was quoted in an LA Daily News article about the recent Employee Relations Board ruling that the city’s unilaterally-implemented Tier 2 pension plan was illegal. Eugene’s part is near the end, but to access the article please go to: http://www.dailynews.com/government-and-politics/20140802/public-employee-pension-issue-comes-to-a-head-at-city-hall