EPA LIBRARY CLOSURES HAMPERING AGENCY WORK, ARBITRATOR FINDS EPA Guilty of Bad Faith and Unfair Labor Practice in Shutting Agency Libraries
Washington, DC - A federal arbitrator has found the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency guilty of unfair labor practices and acting in bad faith in its national series of library closures, according to a ruling posted today by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER). EPA is ordered to bargain with affected public employee unions before making any further changes in its library network. During the past two years, EPA has closed or reduced access to much of its network of libraries which serve both its own specialists and the public. Altogether, access to EPA libraries in 23 states has been completely lost, and several specialized collections have been shuttered, including its headquarters library.
Date: Thu, 28 Feb 2008 17:45:19 -0500 From: Lynne E. Bradley firstname.lastname@example.org From: Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER)
For Immediate Release: Thursday, February 28, 2008 Contact: Carol Goldberg (202) 265-7337
View the action by Congress ordering EPA to restore its libraries
Read the full arbitrator’s decision http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/dia/track.jsp?v=2&c=M1BtnfempjzHvmW9