AFSCME Supports Lansing Schools Bond

Apr 26, 2001, 01:00 ET from Michigan AFSCME Council 25, AFL-CIO

    LANSING, Mich., April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Albert Garrett, President of
 Michigan Council 25 of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal
 Employees (AFSCME), AFL-CIO, issued the following statement regarding the
 Lansing Public Schools' proposed bond to build a new school and renovate
 existing facilities:
 
     "The Lansing Public Schools' proposal to invest $388.5 million in a new
 middle school and in renovation of the 39 existing schools is a vital element
 in the effort to make our Lansing schools the very best, and a source of pride
 to our entire community," stated Garrett.  "The failings of the existing
 buildings and infrastructure must be corrected.
     "We urge the voters and taxpayers of Lansing to approve this bond issue
 when they go to the polls on Tuesday, May 1," continued Garrett.  "Our
 children deserve the very best public schools we can provide.  Our school
 buildings have deteriorated, and it is time, and past time, to provide the
 funding for renovation.
     "It is a great source of frustration to the dedicated Union workers who
 take care of these school buildings, provide services within the schools, and
 take pride in their work, that needed repairs have not been accomplished,"
 concluded Garrett.  "Together, we can bring new excellence to our schools and
 pride to our community."
 
     Albert Garrett also serves as Vice President of AFSCME International.
 Michigan AFSCME Council 25 represents more than 65,000 public workers across
 Michigan.  AFSCME International represents 1.4 million public workers
 nationwide.
 
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SOURCE Michigan AFSCME Council 25, AFL-CIO
    LANSING, Mich., April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Albert Garrett, President of
 Michigan Council 25 of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal
 Employees (AFSCME), AFL-CIO, issued the following statement regarding the
 Lansing Public Schools' proposed bond to build a new school and renovate
 existing facilities:
 
     "The Lansing Public Schools' proposal to invest $388.5 million in a new
 middle school and in renovation of the 39 existing schools is a vital element
 in the effort to make our Lansing schools the very best, and a source of pride
 to our entire community," stated Garrett.  "The failings of the existing
 buildings and infrastructure must be corrected.
     "We urge the voters and taxpayers of Lansing to approve this bond issue
 when they go to the polls on Tuesday, May 1," continued Garrett.  "Our
 children deserve the very best public schools we can provide.  Our school
 buildings have deteriorated, and it is time, and past time, to provide the
 funding for renovation.
     "It is a great source of frustration to the dedicated Union workers who
 take care of these school buildings, provide services within the schools, and
 take pride in their work, that needed repairs have not been accomplished,"
 concluded Garrett.  "Together, we can bring new excellence to our schools and
 pride to our community."
 
     Albert Garrett also serves as Vice President of AFSCME International.
 Michigan AFSCME Council 25 represents more than 65,000 public workers across
 Michigan.  AFSCME International represents 1.4 million public workers
 nationwide.
 
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