Public Workers, Private Anger

DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION delegates representing public-employee unions put on happy faces in Chicago, all for party unity. Still, the smiles couldn't hide their displeasure with President Clinton for signing a welfare reform bill. They fear its work requirements will prompt cities to create low-paying service jobs for welfare recipients, shutting out union members. To mollify this bunch--20% of the delegates--Bill Clinton plans to seek $3 billion in grants and tax breaks from Congress to create private-sector jobs for welfare people.

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