AFSCME Local 1482
AFSCME Local 1482 represents front-line public service staff working in the Brooklyn Public Library system. As clericals, custodians, librarians, maintainers, and special officers in over 60 locations throughout the borough, we do the work that makes the library possible.
Local 1482 is about improving our members’ lives on the job. But we also work tirelessly to defend and improve libraries and all the other public services our communities rely on. As a local affiliate of AFSCME District Council 37, we’re part of a movement for workers’ rights and social justice that is a force to be reckoned with in this city and throughout the nation.
For more information, visit: www.local1482.org
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Brooklyn Public Library: Don't Make Us Clock Out for Meal BreaksThe SumTotal timekeeping system has created many problems for Local 1482 members working at Brooklyn Public Library. One of the biggest problems we experience is the requirement to clock out for meal breaks during daytime shifts. Most importantly, this policy interferes with our ability to provide quality customer service. We are routinely forced to choose between offering immediate assistance to a patron and finding a computer so that we can clock back in on time. For the same reason, we are often compelled to take less than the full 45 minutes of meal break time we are entitled to under the terms of our working conditions contract. Also, since members are not required to clock out for meal breaks during late night shifts we often forget to do so during daytime shifts. As a result, supervisors spend too much of their time in SumTotal fixing these honest mistakes as they occur. For all these reasons, we seek an end to a confusing, inconsistent, and burdensome policy that is not compatible with the nature of our work.472 of 500 SignaturesCreated by NYC Cultural Workers