Collective Bargaining Agreement with AFSCME Local 2910


Section 1. Where contractors provide cafeteria, vending machine, or snack bar service, the Library will attempt, subject to its control, to have them provide the quality service consistent with the needs of the Library's users and staff.

Section 2. The Library agrees that District of Columbia authorities will be permitted to conduct semi-annual health inspections of the cafeteria, vending machine areas, and snack bars. Copies of reports of these inspections will be sent to the Guild.

Section 3. The Library shall maintain, subject to its control, a full-service cafeteria in the James Madison Memorial Building (LM) and an adequately stocked and staffed snack bar in the LM. Vending machines serving food and hot and cold drinks shall be maintained in all existing locations. Microwave ovens shall be maintained in vending machine areas on the fourth, second, and ground floors of the LM. There shall be vending and eating areas in the Thomas Jefferson Building (LJ) and John Adams Building (LA) as soon as practicable, but no later than the completion of renovation. Also, the Library and the Guild shall consult over the eating and vending areas in the LJ and LA prior to the end of renovation.

Section 4. Menus should list prices for all items offered for sale each day. The Guild shall be consulted before any price increases are decided upon.

Section 5. Itemized receipts shall be provided upon request in the cafeteria and the Madison Coffee Shoppe.

Section 6. All eating facilities shall be reserved for priority usage of Library employees between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and 3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Section 7. The Library shall consult with the Guild before entering into negotiation on contract renewals or awards to current and prospective food service operators.

Section 8. Normally space in the West Dining Room of the cafeteria may be reserved for employee gatherings during the non-lunch period, subject to official needs, by calling Facilities Services. When The West Dining Room is unavailable, Dining Room A may be reserved instead. Requests for Dining Room A shall be made no sooner than one (1) week before the reservation date. Employees may use the cafeteria space during the non-lunch period for small gatherings.

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