Thursday, February 28, 2013

SNAPSHOT NY! Libraries Matter: Scenes from the front lines

Rochester, N.Y.-- Library employees for the Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County, N.Y. and it's 10 branch city neighborhood libraries are staffed by AFSCME and CSEA members. CSEA is partnering with our employers and local governments to advocate for restoring NYS library aid back to 2008 levels when funding was at $102 million.

Once again, the Governor's budget proposal for FY 2013-14 has marginalized the library community by under funding system services by $18 million. It's everyone's job to convince the state legislature to act on the will of the people and fully restore library services mandated by NYS Education Law and U.S. Census figures dating back to 2010.

Please contact your local lawmakers today.

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