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Brockton Library Contract Settled

March 5, 2013

Congratulations to Local 888 members at the Brockton Public Library for settling their contract.The three year agreement includes several provisions that members fought hard for, including the extension of recall rights from two years to three, a wage differential for library staff who work at night or on the weekends, vacation buy back, an increase in longevity for both full-time and part-time employees and an annual increase in money that can be used to help staff obtain degrees. Chapter chair Sue McCormick credits a bargaining team that worked well together. “This was the first contract I’d ever negotiated so having a team of great people around me and assistance from our local was really important,” says McCormick. When negotiations are scheduled to begin again this summer (the new agreement covers the period July 2010-July 2013), McCormick says that she’s hoping to see some new faces on the bargaining team. “It’s good to have new sets of eyes on each contract.”