Karla Janssen-White , president of AFSCME Local 3350, which represents about 80 library workers. "We're concerned about our jobs."
Aug. 12- Rockford Public Library patrons and workers are unlikely to learn details of how the library will slice more than $700,000 from its $8.9 million budget until the Library Board votes on a proposal to submit to the union representing library workers.
Library officials have kept specifics from the public for weeks. A vote on a proposal to the library union could come as soon as Monday night.
Karla Janssen-White, president of the local library union, said library officials have invited union leaders to meet with them to discuss the budget cut proposal immediately after the Monday night’s Library Board meeting.
Janssen-White said the library union — the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees Local 3350 — has 10 days after receipt of the proposal to respond with suggestions.