Columbia, Missouri: “Daniel Boone Regional Library Workers Vote to Unionize”
From the Columbia Missourian:
Workers at Daniel Boone Regional Library made state history on Monday, becoming the first library staff to unionize in Missouri.
The results of the vote showed 101 employees in favor of unionizing to 55 opposed, for 65% approval, per the Missouri State Board of Mediation.
The approval of the motion to unionize under the name DBRLWorkersUnited was acknowledged in a news release from the Daniel Boone Regional Library early Monday.
The library employees covered by the union will be represented by the American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees, or AFSCME.
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