Stop Bush's Corporate Plan To
Cut 850,000 Living Wage Jobs
Rally with the Federal Workersı Union - AFGE
IN ONE OF THE FIRST ACTS after the November election, the Bush
Administration publicly announced plans to give away our Federal programs
and 850,000 jobs to for-profit corporations. By contracting out and
privatizing federal jobs across all agencies, this threat attacks living
wages, healthcare rights, workplace diversity, democratic accountability of
federal programs and our right to quality services. It is no accident that
Bush is using the terms of "flexibility" and "cost-savings" while many are
concerned for national security and economic recession. Yet, past
privatization experiments have failed miserably in areas of national
security, money savings, efficiency, safety, and service.
If achieved, this corporate profiteering plan will
o Transfer billions of taxpayer dollars to Bush's campaign donors
o Force thousands of diverse union members to pursue the same jobs at
o Try to be repeated at every government level - state, county, city, all
publicly funded projects
o And has been the same plan used to destroy economies all over the world
with the help of the WTO, the World Bank, and trade agreements like the
proposed expansion of NAFTA called FTAA.
Rally at the Federal Building, 450 Golden Gate
Date: Thursday, May 29, 2003
Time: 12 1:30 p.m.
Endorsed by: Senator Barbara Boxer, Congresswoman Barbara Lee, Congresswoman
Lynn Woolsey, Congressman Pete Stark, San Francisco Labor Council, San
Francisco Democratic County Central Committee, San Francisco Democratic
Womenıs Forum, AFGE Locals 3899, 2391, 3172, SEIU Local 1000, NALC Branch
214, and the Campaign Against Taft-Hartley, Repression, and Privatization.
For more information, contact AFGE Local 3899 Vice President Louis Garcia or
Secretary Michele Amirkhas at (415) 556-4184