PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Carnegie Library employees will soon be gathering at the United Steelworkers headquarters to launch a union organizing drive.
The United Steelworkers said that employees from the library will congregate at the union’s international headquarters downtown on Monday, June 24 at 7 p.m.READ MORE: Pennsylvania Republicans Vote To Rebuke, Not Censure, Senator Pat Toomey Over Impeachment Vote
The United Library Workers, a committee of the city’s library employees, started to explore the idea of unionizing last summer.READ MORE: Pine-Richland School Board Delays Vote On In-Person Learning Plan As Group Holds Rally Outside Meeting
They say they want to create a better work environment, and they also have concerns about pay and benefits.
“The library works because we do,” said Emily Miller, a librarian who works in the Office of Programs and Partnerships, in a press release.MORE NEWS: Revolution Pipeline Back In Service Nearly 2.5 Years After Explosion In Beaver County
“In order to do our best work for the community, we need a union to secure the support and respect we deserve.”