PLG (Progressive Librarians Guild) Community
Be it hereby resolved that the Progressive Librarians Guild opposes the actions of the Hyatt Company in its mass firing of housekeepers in Boston and Cambridge. We also oppose the actions of the Hyatt Company in having regular employees train temporary employees to cover for regular employees' vacations, then use those newly trained temporary employees to permanently replace the regular employees.
We urge all librarians to avoid using Hyatt facilities during the 2010 Midwinter Meeting of the American Library Association.
For further information, see the Progressive Librarians Guild's Union Action Committee
Who Defends Intellectual Freedom for Librarians?
by John Buschman
Academe, Sept/Oct. 2009.
The bottom line is that librarians (academic or otherwise) are unwilling, through their premier professional association, to shame those involved in the most egregious violations of intellectual freedom when the violations occur within the profession.
Read the article here.