After all the acrimony and angst that went into getting a union contract for Homewood library staff members two years ago, approval of the contract renewal was uneventful.
The seven-member library board unanimously approved the contract during its Nov. 17 board meeting. The union members had earlier approved the contract extension.
The 31 members of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (ASCME) are in full- and part-time positions. They will get a 2.75% salary increase each year over the three-year life of the contract. They will get Juneteenth, a newly declared national holiday . . .