The Only Member of the South Portland Library Union Quits Because Working in a Unionized Library Sucks


south portland librarySOUTH PORTLAND – A South Portland library employee who last month won a lawsuit asserting her right to seek election to the school board has quit her job, citing extreme unhappiness and a pattern of harassment related to her past union activities. “I’ve had a lot of trouble since we unionized,” said Karen Callaghan on Tuesday, noting that she was the last remaining member of the library union, which folded last year for lack of support after its founders quit, retired or got laid off. Callaghan’s attorney, David Lourie of Cape Elizabeth, says the trouble included recent changes to her schedule, including a transfer to the branch library that cost her hours when one of her new days fell on Easter, which was ruled an unpaid holiday.  (read more at Keep Me Current)

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