Facilities Work Information Process
Effective: 4/25/2023 - Last Edited 4/11/2023
Per Article 15, Section 4 of the CBA (see full text below), the Libraries must inform union stewards of maintenance that may impact working conditions, and supervisors may either move staff to other locations to conduct work or send them home (with no loss of pay) if conditions are deemed poor. This process is meant to clarify who is responsible for each step of the information process and now this will happen. This process goes into effect on 3/30/2023 and stay in effect until further notice.
Article 15, Section 4, Temperature and Air Quality
a. In the event the air conditioning or heating system in a Library building, or section thereof, is malfunctioning for other than isolated and/or short term interruptions or air quality is determined by management to be poor, the Director or their appropriate management-level designee at their discretion may either transfer the employees affected by the breakdown to another location within the Library system or send the affected employees home with no loss of pay
b. The Union will be notified in a timely manner of all malfunctions other than isolated and/or short term interruptions, and the estimated duration of same, including regular updates. The Union shall be notified through its stewards.