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North Miami Beach votes down garbage privatization | News – Home

Congratulations to the workers in North Miami Beach for defeating being privatized!

“They’re doing a fantastic job. So why would we outsource when we don’t know the results,” said Mary Hilton, president of the North Miami Beach Civic Association.

via North Miami Beach votes down garbage privatization | News – Home.

 

The above quote from Mrs. Hilton is in reference to a growing awareness of Privatizing (Outsourcing) not being the panacea that will fix all the Budget woes in this down economy.

You can read more from the AFSCME National website on Privatization here: http://www.afscme.org/issues/privatization

 

Months of work by members of AFSCME Local 3293 resulted in the overwhelming defeat of a plan to privatize sanitation services in North Miami Beach, Fla. (Photo by Bianca Kendall)
Months of work by members of AFSCME Local 3293 resulted in the overwhelming defeat of a plan to privatize sanitation services in North Miami Beach, Fla. (Photo by Bianca Kendall)

City, workers both win with open competition

Public ~vs~ Private.

It’s  an interesting question and the answer is constantly changing. Every private contractor will tell you they can do better than Municipal Employees and can show you an endless stream of powerpoint slides proving their point.

The reality, however, is quite often very different. An example from the city of San Diego:

The evidence is in. Given the chance, city staff can figure out how to do their work at a lower cost than private, for-profit companies can.

via City, workers both win with open competition | UTSanDiego.com.

Muni-Workers ‘beat out’ private contractors four times running in providing services and saving money.

The article goes on to list several other examples where municipalities have brought services back in-house and saved money at the same time.