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Cleveland Public Library Union Negotiations; Political Scientist John Green Retires & Start-Up Kid

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Nearly 400 union employees of the Cleveland Public Library are scheduled to have a strike authorization vote today as they push for better staffing and enhanced security. Their contract expired January first. Library management says a strike would reduce needed services in the community. We'll hear from Service Employees Internationa Union Local 1199 and Library brass on The Sound of Ideas.



Start-Up Kid Business: Urban Stereotype

-Erick Walker, Senior Clerk in Government Documents, Cleveland Public Library & Executive Board Member, SEIU 1199

-John Skrtic, Director of Public Services, Cleveland Public Library  

-Dr. John Green, PhD, Emeritus Director, The Bliss Institute, & Former Interim President, University of Akron

-JeNoah Lee, 9 th Grader & Founder, Urban Stereotype

Rachel is the supervising producer for Ideastream Public Media’s morning public affairs show, the “Sound of Ideas.”