Saturday, April 29, 2017

Westland Loves Their Librarians Rally (Part II)!

Let's try this again since the last general meeting of the Library's ' Board of Directors (April 12th) got conveniently cancelled at the last minute due to a lack of a quorum!

Westland lost 5 fabulous librarians after the library's administration terminated them just 2 days after turning in union papers! The official reason they were given was due to "reorganizing" and replacing them with 3 part-time library associates who would work 36 hours a week without health benefits. We have since found out that they hired other librarians (people who also have Master's in Library Science) to take these positions, while refusing to allow the terminated ones to take these professionally unethical demotions. Patrons and librarians from all over the area went to the next 2 city council meetings to tell the city they were outraged and wanted their librarians back but the board of directors refuses to listen.

These librarians were budgeted for in a ten year millage that passed in 2012 by 71%, but the library board says they want to save money for an expansion to the building. They have cited "efficacy" as their main reason to "reorganize." They are saving money for this project by union busting, not paying people benefits, and absorbing the retirement plans of 4 of these librarians back into the general fund. We are now hearing that the expansion plans have been put on hold, but there are still currently no plans to hire these librarians back despite the overwhelming public outrage. The library board of directors has broken the public's trust. Westland patrons and staff deserve so much better.

Protest begins at 6:15.
Library board meeting begins at 7:00pm.

More details coming soon!


https://www.facebook.com/events/239139326561904/?acontext=%7B%22ref%22%3A%2223%22%2C%22action_history%22%3A%22null%22%7D

Thursday, April 27, 2017

April 2017 Newsletter from the Detroit AgitProp Committee



May Monthly Branch Meeting

The Detroit GMB Branch Monthly Meeting will be held on May 24th 2016 from 7:00 PM ET to 8:30 PM ET, with dues collection beginning at 6:30 PM ET. It will be held at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 1950 Trumbull, Detroit MI, on the corner of Michigan Ave. and Trumbull. The meeting will be in the kitchen, enter through the red door off of the parking lot.

As always, our meetings are open to all workers, but only members in good standing may have voice and vote.

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Feria de Recursos Inmigrantes y Obreros (May Day workers' fair)

****PLEASE BRING DONATIONS OF NON-PERISHABLE FOOD, TOILETRIES, AND CHILDCARE SUPPLIES FOR FAMILIES AFFECTED BY DEPORTATION.****

Conoce Tu Derechos Taller
Musica Latina
Actividades
Comida

Know your rights seminar 
Latinx Music
Entertainment 
Children's activities 
Food


Estaremos recogiendo cosas para inmigrantes en centros de detención en la frontera de México.
Cosas que se necesitan:
Nuevos y Usados:
• Ropa interior para mujeres
• Sostenes medianos
• Zapatillas para hombres, tamaño 8 – 9.5
• Mochilas
• Utensilios de cocina
• Artículos de tocador
Tienes preguntas? Llama (313) 438-8862 o con correo electrónico: UHWDetroit@gmail.com
Trabajadores Hispanos Unidos de Detroit



We will be collecting things for immigrants in detention centres on the border of Mexico.

Things that are needed:

Dealer:
• Underwear for women
• Medium sized bras
• Shoes for men, size 8-9.5
• Backpacks
• Kitchen utensils
• Toiletries

Do you have any questions? Call (313) 438-8862 or email: Uhwdetroit@Gmail.Com
United Hispanic workers from Detroit


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Saturday, April 8, 2017

Westland Loves Their Librarians Rally! (Bring them back!)

Westland lost 5 fabulous librarians after the library's administration terminated them just 2 days after turning in union papers! The official reason they were given was due to "reorganizing" and replacing them with 3 part-time library associates who would work 36 hours a week without health benefits. We have since found out that they hired other librarians (people who also have Master's in Library Science) to take these positions, while refusing to allow the terminated ones to take these professionally unethical demotions. Patrons and librarians from all over the area went to the next 2 city council meetings to tell the city they were outraged and wanted their librarians back but the board of directors refuses to listen.

These librarians were budgeted for in a ten year millage that passed in 2012 by 71%, but the library board says they want to save money for an expansion to the building. They have cited "efficacy" as their main reason to "reorganize." They saving money for this project by union busting, not paying people benefits, and absorbing the retirement plans of 4 of these librarians back into the general fund. We are now hearing that the expansion plans have been put on hold, but there are still currently no plans to hire these librarians back despite the overwhelming public outrage. The library board of directors has broken the public's trust. Westland patrons and staff deserve so much better.

Protest begins at 6:15.
Library board meeting begins at 7:00pm.

More details coming soon!


https://www.facebook.com/events/409263289434632/

Friday, April 7, 2017

Sunday in Cass Park with our Friends and the Forgotten Worker

Sunday in Cass Park with our Friends and the Forgotten Worker. A cold, rainy wind is blowing with pounding thunder in the distance and a chance of snow in the forecast. Rough on those with little shelter. Sunday is forecast to be near seventy and a better day to greet our friends from around the park with a good meal, some clothing, the needed things and some friendship. Easter Sunday is a week away, so feel free to bring some seasonal treats for the young ones. 
Looking forward to another Sunday in the Park

https://www.facebook.com/events/1650879648552270/

April Monthly Branch Meeting

The Detroit GMB Branch Monthly Meeting will be held on April 26th 2016 from 7:00 PM ET to 8:30 PM ET, with dues collection beginning at 6:30 PM ET. It will be held at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 1950 Trumbull, Detroit MI, on the corner of Michigan Ave. and Trumbull. The meeting will be in the kitchen, enter through the red door off of the parking lot.

As always, our meetings are open to all workers, but only members in good standing may have voice and vote.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1464317776943281/