On March 11, 2014, NYC Council's Committee on Cultural Affairs, Libraries & International Intergroup Relations held its hearing on Mayor de Blasio's FY '15 Executive Budget. Brooklyn Public Library, New York Public Library and Queens Library executives testified that in addition to the Mayor's proposal, the three systems need $65 million more to hire the necessary staff to provide six day service in all branches and seven day service in some. The Unions representing the Libraries' unionized workforce testified in support of this funding level, and request that the City Council impose oversight, transparency and control of city funds.
Our customers deserve and need more Library services. With more money and oversight, Local 1321 members can do that.