AFSCME denounces federal privatization plan

Posted Jun. 6, 2017 by

In a statement this week, AFSCME President Lee Saunders spoke out against a federal infrastructure which he calls a “privatization scheme.” “The Trump infrastructure plan isn't an infrastructure plan at all. It’s a colossal $200 billion corporate handout, which will outsource good jobs to private interests at the expense of safety and accountability,” he said.  

Saunders says America’s communities need a plan that will create good jobs that can sustain working families, one that invests in quality public services, and that will require those who can afford it to pay their fair share of the cost of improvements that benefit everyone. Read more.