Interesting Story Out of CT where Employees at the Windsor Locks Public Library submitted a petition to the state of Connecticut earlier this year to leave their union, which they have belonged to for eight years.
Rose Horan, a circulation clerk at the library, announced this week that representatives of the state have completed verifying the signatures on the petition.
Three full-time employees and six part-time employees at the library belonged to the AFSCME (American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees), which is part of the AFL-CIO (American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations). Horan, who was the union president for the local library employees, said the director and a library page were the only employees not required to join the union.
All the union employees were paying $300 in annual dues, she said.
"The staff of the Windsor Locks Public Library decided to decertify our union because we felt that AFSCME was no longer serving the needs of the employees,"