AFL-CIO/ALA Labor Committee Committee
We received a donation of seven books and one DVD on Teamsters history last week. Our local history librarian does not intend to add them to the collection. We're more UAW than Teamsters locally. I thought that one of you would either want them or have an idea who would. If you do want them, I would be happy to bring them to Annual with me or ship them to you.
Here's the list:
The International Brotherhood of Teamsters: A Union's Story - DVD
John H. Cleveland: a Teamster's Life by Joy M. Copeland
James R. Hoffa: Messages to the Membership compiled by David Piper
Life in the Teamsters: The Civil Rights Movement by Alex Blair
Life in the Teamsters: The History of DRIVE by David R. Piper
Teamsters: Snapshots in Time
Teamsters: A New Millennium
100 Years of Teamsters History: A Strong Legacy A Powerful Future
I am attaching a picture of them. They are all in new condition. Please let me know if you're interested.
Janet T. O'Keefe
DISCOVER THE LABOR AND AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY OF
SAN FRANCISCO AT ALA ANNUAL
A special bus tour for ALA members will trace San Francisco’s labor and African American history. The tour will explore labor sites as well as sites along San Francisco’s African American Freedom Trail.
The roots of labor and African American history run deep in San Francisco. A. Philip Randolph touched off the modern civil rights movement from San Francisco’s Hotel Whitcomb in 1935 when he convinced the AFL-CIO to certify the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters and ban segregation in the labor movement. Other historic labor events and activities include the West Coast Waterfront Strike of 1934, support for the Montgomery bus boycott, the United San Francisco Freedom Movement, anti-apartheid activities, and the church-labor coalition.
San Francisco’s African American Freedom Trail tours the sites where African American pioneers locally changed the world. One of the most dominant features of Fisherman’s Wharf is the public art of Sargent Johnson, whose work adorns the front and back of the main building of the San Francisco National Maritime Historical Park as well as the stadium of George Washington High School. Among those who drew inspiration from his work were Maya Angelou and Johnny Mathis, as they matriculated there. Just up Hyde Street from the Maritime Park is the Russian Hill mansion where Langston Hughes wrote and partied with the Hollywood upper crust in 1934-35. Also near the waterfront is the apartment where Alex Haley wrote the Autobiography of Malcolm X and ROOTS.
The joint labor and African American Freedom Trail tour will be led by Oxford University Press historian and Trail curator John William Templeton. Raise your cultural awareness of our conference host city with the knowledge of where movements were born and the greats drew their inspiration.
Date: Friday, June 26, 2015
Time: 9:30am, tour will last approximately 90 minutes. Depending on demand, more times may be added.
Departs from: the passenger loading zone on the south side of Mission Street midway between 3rd and 4th Street directly behind the Moscone Convention Center.
Questions? Contact Jennifer Dorning at 202-638-0320 ext. 114 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note: this tour is not sponsored by ALA or RUSA.
AFL-CIO/ALA Joint Committee Program for 2014:
The rich labor history of Las Vegas will serve as the setting to understand the impact “right-to-work” laws have on the workforce. Professor James P. Kraft, author of Vegas at Odds: Labor Conflict in a Leisure Economy, 1960-1985, will discuss the changing fortunes of organized and unorganized labor as Las Vegas evolved from a small, somewhat seedy desert oasis into the glitzy tourist destination that it is today. Danny L. Thompson, Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the Nevada State AFL-CIO will shed light on how right-to-work has affected union membership in Nevada.
This program will provide librarians with information they can use to help their patrons and community members understand the impact of “right-to-work” laws.
James P. Kraft, Professor of History at the University of Hawai`i, is the author of Vegas at Odds: Labor Conflict in a Leisure Economy, 1960-1985 (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010) and Stage to Studio: Musicians and the Sound Revolution, 1890-1950 (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2003).
Danny L. Thompson, Executive Secretary-Treasurer, Nevada State AFL-CIO is a nationally recognized labor leader with 125 affiliates and more than 225,000 members state-wide in Nevada. He directs one of the most effective state labor movements in the country.
Program is on Monday, June 30, 10:30 – 11:30am at the Las Vegas Convention Center, N236
Organized by the AFL-CIO/ALA Joint Committee on Library Service to Labor Groups
The American Library Association – Allied Professional Association (ALA-APA) has released the fifth edition of its Advocating for Better Salaries Toolkit. Initially created in 2002, the revised Toolkit is designed to help library workers advocate and negotiate for better salaries and address pay equity issues in a post-Recession, more-with-less environment.
While too many salary negotiation and library advocacy resources are one-size-fits-all, the Advocating for Better Salaries Toolkit addresses the varied needs, interests, and capabilities of library workers, including support staff, librarians, and library managers, in public, academic, or special libraries. Readers will find guidance on determining fair market value, comprehensive negotiation strategies for both individual workers and union members, and targeted advice for librarians seeking faculty status and managers looking to raise staff pay. Since the release of the fourth edition in 2007, the Toolkit has been updated to reflect the economic concerns of today’s library workers, with sections on incorporating pay issues into library advocacy campaigns, negotiating in a saturated labor market, and the continued importance of recruiting, rewarding, and retaining a quality library workforce.
Thanks to the members of the ALA-APA Standing Committee on the Status and Salaries of Library Workers (SSLW) participating in the revision, specifically authors Jennifer Dorning, Tara Dunderdale, Shannon L. Farrell, Aliqae Geraci, Rachel Rubin, and Jessica Storrs.
ALA-APA is a companion organization to the American Library Association (ALA), established “to promote the mutual professional interests of librarians and other library workers.”
For the current award year, the winner will receive $1,000, made possible by RUSA.
Established in 1980, the award is named in honor of John Sessions, former American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) co-chair of the AFL-CIO/ALA Joint Committee on Library Service to Labor Groups. The John Sessions Memorial Award recognizes a library or library system which has made a significant effort to work with the labor community and by doing so has brought recognition to the history and contribution of the labor movement to the development of the United States.
Such efforts may include outreach projects to local labor unions; establishment of, or significant expansion of, special labor collections; initiation of programs of special interest to the labor community; or other library activities that serve the labor community.
The 2014 award will presented at the RUSA Awards Reception during the ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, June 26-July 1, 2014. To nominate a library or organization, download and complete the nomination form (PDF format), and follow the submission instructions therein.
Questions should be directed to the committee chair, Laura Carscaddon, email@example.com, 404-413-2804.
The deadline for nominations has been extended to December 23, 2013.