We love libraries - Essex CountyJames Chai | CUPE Communications

 “Our members remain united in solidarity to fight for respect and fairness,” said Lori Wightman, unit chair of CUPE 2974. “Management admits sick time is not an issue and yet they are pushing a sick time plan that will not save any money and in fact will cost more to administer – it does not make any sense and we are determined to fight this.”

The local started a petition to demonstrate the community’s support for the workers and within a 24-hour period collected over 2,000 signatures urging Essex County to move off their sick time position to resolve the strike and open the libraries. The workers have been on strike since June 25.