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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 poverty wages 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

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