Singer, Cindy


Cindy Singer works with SEIU Local 721.

AB 438 Will Help Save Public Libraries from the Privatization Beast

By Cindy Singer
SEIU 721

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. AB 438 is a result of a year-long effort by community residents, local organizations, librarians and labor organizations to save public libraries from widespread privatization efforts.  Recently, the city of Santa Clarita privatized their library services and instead of saving money (as the private stated) it will cost the local taxpayers $12 million, and AB 438 addresses these types of hidden costs.