Ironing The Wrinkles Out Of Privatization

Only days after Cleveland Mayor Michael R. White floated the prospect of allowing private companies to bid for street-surfacing work, nearly 200 noisy union members packed a mid-May City Council meeting to vent their anger. Earlier in the month, Chicago Mayor Richard M. Da-ley, an early proponent of privatization, declared himself "mad as hell" upon discovering that the private company building a new 911 emergency center had submitted $6.3 million in questionable bills.

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