Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Unity Break Held at Berkeley Public Library

Members of SEIU 1021 participated in a "unity break" to protest issues with the management of Berkeley Public Library. Workers and administration have disagreed on the process of weeding the library's collection for some time. The former director of the library resigned after it became public that an exponentially larger number of items had been removed from the library's collection than had been announced. It has been alleged that a current library worker is being terminated in retaliation of disclosing the accurate number of items removed from the collection. A union spokesperson said:
One of the core tenets of librarianship is intellectual freedom. That the people who brought that to light are being punished instead of rewarded is shameful.

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