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Raises for SW Washington library workers are overdue!

Sign petition, attend Feb. 20 FVRL Board meeting in Vancouver


VANCOUVER, Wash. (Feb. 16, 2024) — Library workers at the Fort Vancouver Regional Library District (FVRL) serve residents across southwest Washington in rural, suburban, and urban settings in Klickitat and Skamania counties, most of Clark County, and parts of Cowlitz County. But FVRL library workers are struggling to get a fair contract that pays livable wages.

Their union, Washington Public Employees Association/UFCW 365, is calling on all union members and community supporters to join them in sending a message to FVRL administrators that raises for library workers are OVERDUE.

TAKE A STAND — If you live in southwest Washington, please attend the FVRL Board meeting at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 20 in the Columbia Room on the first floor of the downtown Vancouver Community Library, 901 C Street to support library workers in getting the dignity of a living wage.

Can’t make it to the meeting? Please sign this petition in support of FVRL library workers. It reads:

We the undersigned demand Fort Vancouver Regional Library honor their own vision that everyone in our communities is valued and empowered to succeed by paying their own workers a living wage. While the Administrative Team enjoy healthy six figure salaries, wages for frontline library workers do not allow workers to put food on their table without the support of government assistance.

Restore trust. Honor your stated values. Pay your staff a living wage.

While FVRL’s new Executive Director has accepted nearly $200,000 in salary and administrators all make healthy 6-figure salaries, the rank-and-file library workers are struggling to keep a roof over their heads. This terrible inequity must be addressed.

Please support FVRL library workers by attending the Feb. 20 board meeting (and bringing your friends and neighbors) and/or signing this petition. Thank you!

CHECK OUT THE UNION DIFFERENCE in Washington: higher wages, affordable health and dental care, job and retirement security.

FIND OUT HOW TO JOIN TOGETHER with your co-workers to negotiate for better wages, benefits, and a voice at work. Or go ahead and contact a union organizer today!