SEIU 721, Southern California public service workers

Results tagged “privatization”

AB-583 closes loopholes in the Library Privatization Bill which protects libraries from being privatized and having services reduced.
| Tags: library, los angeles county, members, privatization, sacramento
A Ventura County judge temporarily blocked the City of Simi Valley from outsourcing its library services to a private company. SEIU Local 721 first filed the lawsuit in early January of 2012 after the City of Simi Valley improperly voted to withdraw from the Ventura County Library system and create its own municipal library.
| Tags: City Council, Court, hearing, injunction, lawsuit, Library, Privatization, SEIU 721, Simi Valley, Ventura County
The Occupy movement has taught us a lot about the role of public spaces. In short, they are under attack. We saw this with the raiding of the Occupy LA encampment and also see this with the privatization of our public libraries.
| Tags: libraries, occupyla, privatization, seiu 721, simi valley
SEIU 721 member leaders and library workers from Los Angeles and Ventura counties led a successful 14-month campaign to proect quality public services and preserve good, middle class jobs at public libraries.
| Tags: accountability, la county, library, privatization, public service, Ventura County
The fight to stop the Privatization Beast from preying upon our public libraries celebrated another victory as the California State Senate passed AB 438 (Williams) on Sept. 9. This legislation requires basic protections for taxpayers and library patrons when library services are being considered for privatization.
| Tags: la county, library, privatization, Ventura County
| Tags: LA County, library, privatization, Santa Clarita
The California Democratic Party's Executive Board passed a Resolution calling on the State Legislature to enact laws that protect Public Libraries from being taken over by for-profit corporations on July 31.
| Tags: LA County, library, privatization, Santa Clarita
On July 6, SEIU 721 librarians, board members and community allies testified before the California Senate Governance and Finance Committee and asked them to approve Aseembly Bill 438.
| Tags: LA County, library, privatization, Ventura County
  There is a growing effort in California and elsewhere to allow private, for-profit companies (namely, the private equity-owned, Library Systems and Services Inc. or...
| Tags: contracting out, Los Angeles, los angeles city, politics, privatization
Over 500 LA City engineers, scientists, criminalists and technologists went to City Hall this morning to deliver a clear message: don't outsource our jobs to private companies.
| Tags: la city, privatization
Being a public librarian is a calling that has allowed me to give back to the country that has welcomed me as an immigrant and given me opportunities that would not have been available in my own country.
| Tags: contracting out, library, privatization, professional
The public library is an American institution - but right now, it's under threat of being transformed from a public service to a for-profit venture.
| Tags: library, privatization, professional, Santa Clarita
 Photo: LA City Civil Engineering Associate Terry Keating LA City engineers, architects and scientists unveiled the excessive pay rates private contractors charge the City...
| Tags: budget cuts, City of Los Angeles, contract, contracting out, furlough, privatization, professional
Southern California library workers speak up as California library programs face $30 million in cuts...
| Tags: budget cuts, LA County, library, privatization, Ventura, Ventura County
SEIU 721 President Bob Schoonover looks ahead to some challenges and opportunities for 2011.
| Tags: budget cuts, privatization, retirement
"One nation..." What do you think about when you hear those words?
| Tags: politics, privatization
Santa Clarita residents upset about the recent decision by the City Council to privatize library services without public input say the Council violated the Brown Act, which requires open public meetings.
| Tags: LA County, library, privatization, Santa Clarita
Santa Clarita residents upset about the plan to transfer city libraries to a for-profit company got their voice out in the New York Times.
| Tags: LA County, library, privatization, Santa Clarita
A new plan to put city employees in charge of golf cart operation at five city-run courses will help generate nearly $2 million a year for LA parks and playgrounds.
| Tags: City of Los Angeles, contracting out, privatization
In bargaining on Wednesday, August 25, the City made economic proposals that the bargaining team estimated would have a severe impact on city professionals.
| Tags: bargaining, LA City Professionals, privatization