Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Berkeley Staff Organizes to Prevent Lay-Offs

While Trustees were exploring a plan that would lay off employees and reorganize staffing, unionized library staff members took bold action and published a commentary and call-to-action in their local newspaper. Jane Scantlebury and Andrea Segall, both Librarians at the Central Library in Berkeley, California, apparently had quite an affect as the library board ultimately did not approve the cuts.

Hats off!

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