- Hillel Arnold poses some serious questions for SAA leadership regarding their latest missive. (important reading if you’re in the business)
Personally speaking, I couldn’t really afford to attend the Annual SAA meeting this year anyway, so it wasn’t much of an issue, but if I could have afforded I would have opted out of going because of the labor dispute a long time ago. I take this as a personal decision regarding how I feel about issues like this and I make no judgement on how others have decided or will decide. The latest dispatch from SAA regarding the situation, however, may have changed matters for some Archivists and changes even how I view SAA’s role in this issue. As Hillel points out,
"It’s one thing for SAA to try and walk a neutral line in a labor dispute (although that’s usually impossible); it’s another for it to so blatantly place itself on the side of management and corporate interest."
Now I am re-evaluating my relationship to SAA, much less just this annual meeting.