Tuesday, March 08, 2011

"Librarians add incredible value to society--" Audrey Barbakoff-Milwaukee Public Library Union Member

"I’m Not Your Scapegoat," by Audrey Barbakoff.
American Libraries.
Mon, 03/07/2011 - 14:36

A unionized librarian refuses to play the dues-paying villain.

---What is not temporary is the effect of the governor’s favorite tactic in the service of this legislation: the vilification of public employees. It’s the old divide-and-conquer routine. By turning private employees against public ones, Walker can break up the largest constituency that might oppose his ideas. It’s a savvy political tactic, but it will cause permanent, irreparable damage for the most educated and hardworking public employees in Wisconsin and throughout the country---read more.

[photo by Sharon McQueen].

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