In my previous blog, I reported that several resolutions were passed by Council without much discussion. There were, however, a few resolutions that were debated.
The Resolution Supporting the Employment Non-Discrimination Act was debated because not all Councilors understood the definitions of "gender identity" and "gender expression" or the difference between them.
The Resolution Concerning ALA Policy Opposing Sweatshop Labor was debated because not all Councilors understood who would decide what qualified as a sweatshop, where that information would be obtained, whether or not subcontractors would need clearance, and whether or not vendors would be held accountable.
The Endorsement of a Living Wage for all Library Employees and a Minimum Salary for Professional Librarians was debated because of its specified universal figures ($13 an hour for allied professionals and $41, 680 for professionals).
Rob Sargent, ALA Councilor