May 20, 2022

California: Library Union Illustrates Their Opposition to Privatization

UPDATE May 18: Impartial Survey First Step to Saving Libraries, Group Tells Advocates (via The Bakersfield Californian)

From KGET:

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.

The beast made an appearance Saturday at the Beale Memorial Library.

People who frequently use our libraries are opposed outsourcing libraries to a private company.

That’s an option as county supervisors look for ways to trim the budget.

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See Also: Debate over libraries, and a possible tax vote, heats up (via The Californian; April 17, 2015)

See Also: Library Union’s Facebook Page

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