AFL-CIO to make Pawtucket a ‘battleground’ city

Source: Ethan Shorey,Valley Breeze, November 27, 2012

The Rhode Island AFL-CIO is planning a major offensive against efforts to privatize municipal departments across the state, and Pawtucket is expected to be the launching point…According to Venice, state union leaders currently see the threat to unions in Rhode Island as being the greatest in Pawtucket, where Mayor Don Grebien is in the process of negotiating with a private company to take over trash services.There is also a preliminary proposal from food service provider Sodexo to assume control of school custodial and maintenance services….

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