Tag Archives: public-private

fighting against municipal sanitation privatizations

fighting against municipal sanitation privatizations
As Detroiters await the release of the emergency manager’s plan of adjustment, which is set to include major cuts to pensions, the selloff of public assets and other attacks on the working class, the Democratic Party-controlled City Council voted 5-3 Tuesday to approve privatization of garbage pickup services. Under the privatization plan trash collection, currently carried out by the Department of Public Works (DPW), will be taken over by ... Read more

None Dare Call It Privatization

Dispatch from a high-powered conference spelling out a new strategy for raiding the commons, be wary of public-private partnership-the new code words for corporate giveaways by Tom Tresser On The Commons, July 28, 2011 At the Hyatt Lodge Hotel on the McDonald’s corporate campus in Oak Brook, Illinois, June 24, the other wingtip dropped. It happened at a conference called “It’s Not Privatization: Implementing Partnerships in Illinois”, ... Read more