Letter: Privatizing library would be a mistake
Patricia A. Martinelli,
The Daily Journal Vineland Public Library is in danger of becoming privatized by an out-of-state company which claimed that it save the city about $350,000 a year. However, representatives of LS&S were unable to clearly state exactly how they would produce those savings.
Efforts to privatize library management ended
ptomoaclocal.com A plan to seek requests for proposals to outsource the management of Prince William County’s Public Libraries is dead.
CA: Library union illustrates their opposition to privatization
The Kern Golden Empire Union members joined in the fight against the possibility of privatizing local libraries with the help of a book. "The Privatization Beast" is a story of a community coming together to support public services.
U.S. Supreme Court Might Take Up Rick Scott's "Drug Test Everyone" Plan
Miami News Times Gov. Rick Scott's plan to randomly drug test every single state employee in Florida -- from department heads to minimum wage DMV janitors -- has already failed the common-sense test and an appeals court ruling.
AFSCME President Blasts House Approval of Budget for Wealthy
AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders released the following statement following the House approval of the budget drafted by Rep. Paul Ryan.
California Governor Appoints a Journalist to Be the State Librarian
Patrick McGreevy ,
MCCLATCHY NEWS Librarians expressed concerns that a non-librarian would be appointed as state librarian.
KY: Legislation to end library lawsuits in jeopardy
Cincinatti Enquirer The Republican-controlled Senate took out language put in by House Democrats that would have validated how libraries have raised their taxes since 1979, when the state established rules for special districts.
Americans Still Love Their Libraries
J.B. WOGAN ,
Governing.com More than two-thirds of Americans like their public libraries and use them often, according to a new report by the Pew Research Center.
Costs of Privatization Hidden in Plain Sight
Truthout Services and infrastructure have been privatized, even though keeping them public is the better choice.
OSHA launches new safety and health certificate program for public sector employees
Occupational Safety & Health Administration A new certificate program that provides public sector employees training on occupational safety and health to reduce injuries, illnesses and fatalities among workers in state and local governments.
Statement of AFSCME Pres. McEntee on the June Jobs Report
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