Mitch Freedman – video of speech before striking Vancouver librarians

CUPE 391, the union representing Vancouver, BC’s striking library workers, has posted a video of former ALA President Mitch Freedman’s supportive speech before them on October 24th. Mitch took a detour from a visit to Seattle and drove up to Vancouver to personally support these workers. The video is lengthy and interesting. The first part provides some interesting history and background in terms of library workers’ strikes, and the majority of the rest is about improving pay for librarians, which was the primary issue of his 1999 ALA Presidency.