Monday, May 21, 2007

Save Library Assistant Jobs in Bridgewater & Raritan

The employees' vulnerability includes their lack of a union.No one who works should have to beg.

In a sometimes tearful appeal, dozens of Bridgewater and Raritan school district staff and residents begged council members Thursday to save the jobs of eight library assistants who could be cut from next year's budget.

..Raritan Borough Council President Maureen Wilson also strongly urged Bridgewater-Raritan Regional School District officials to substitute the eight library assistant positions for other expenses.

"There was an outpouring," Wilson said about the library assistant positions. "(Basic reading) is a life skill that we're trying to instill in a young student that will grow with them and benefit them for a lifetime. We saw (the library assistants) as a crucial position."

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