Bloomberg’s Budget to Decimate Queens Public Library
With John Hyslop, Pres., Queens Library Guild, Local 1321 , DC 37 AFSCME.
Library workers are fighting Mayor Bloomberg's proposed $25.3 http://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gifmillion in budget cuts to the Queens Public Library. Since 2008, over 200 jobs have already been lost through attrition and layoffs. The current proposed 30% cut will result in library
hours being at their lowest level ever, less than in NYC’s budget crisis of the 1970s.
These cuts would slash library services; close branches 2-3 days a week; end free computer and Internet services; destroy the materials budget; and force 234 Library employees to be laid off. Local 1321 is sponsoring a demonstration outside the Central Library on Merrick Blvd.
More info here.