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Carnegie Library told to respect union drive

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Pittsburgh, PA – A group of Pittsburgh community members delivered a petition to the Carnegie Library, July 11, in support of the workers’ efforts to unionize with the United Steelworkers.

The petition, delivered to the main Oakland branch and the East Liberty location, includes over 1,000 signatures calling upon the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh to release a statement of neutrality towards the United Library Workers’ unionization efforts and act in good faith.

“The staff at the library in my community are incredibly knowledgeable and helpful, and they should be able to collectively bargain for better working conditions without resistance or pressure from anti-union law firms,” said Jessica Benham of Pittsburgh’s South Side Slopes.

The Teamsters and SEIU currently represent the Carnegie Library’s drivers and environmental service workers. This new organizing effort includes all 350 remaining eligible unrepresented staff across 19 public branches and the library support center.

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