Pelosi: 'Bush Plan to Privatize Federal Workforce is Another
Assault on Working Families'
May 30, 2003
Washington, D.C. -- House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following
statement today on the Bush Administrations attempt to privatize an additional
425,000 living wage jobs, bringing the Administration closer to its goal of
privatizing 850,000 federal workers:
"President Bushs plan to privatize 850,000 federal workers is yet another example of his Administrations assault on Americas working families. The Presidents plan would force thousands of federal workers to compete for the jobs they currently hold, but without living wages, health care, or other benefits.
"Time and time again, this Administration has attempted to deny workers rights and turn back the clock more than 100 years on worker protections. The President is proposing we treat workers as if we were living in the 19th Century, not the 21st."
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