A Union Fusillade Against `Privateers'
New York TV viewers recently saw an ad where suit-wearing executive types hoisted the Jolly Roger. It's part of a media blitz by local government workers to fend off the trend toward privatizing long-time public services, contracting them out to business. The execs in the spot are called "privateers," and the 1.3 million-member American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCme) union is using similar ads in New Hampshire, Arizona, Florida, and Massachusetts.
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