California\'s librarians are long overdue for a raise

Maurice J. Freedman and Anne M. Turner have a Nice One in the Sacramento Bee, where they say they hope to make some history by focusing on raising our salaries.

\"Californians cannot continue to claim they value libraries while underpaying the staff. Today, we serve more people than ever for less than the cost of one hardcover novel per capita -- divide the state\'s library budgets by the number of people served and the answer is $25. In a state with some of the nation\'s highest housing costs, California\'s library workers cannot continue to live on love alone -- just ask our landlords.\"

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