Only through the strength of the union can we defeat the challenges to our profession. It is not just the increased salaries as a result of the union’s efforts, but our survival as a profession that is at stake. I ask you to become more active in your union, and make it focus on your professional, salary, safety and recruitment concerns. It is up to us to continue this proud and valuable profession. Our neighborhood, our community, our society depend on it. Take action now!
--Roy Stone,president of the Librarians’ Guild at the Los Angeles Public Library System. “How a Librarians’ Guild Maneuvered a Win for Salary Increases.” Library Worklife 5 (September, 2008).