Michigan AFSCME Supports Investigation of Warren Pension, Contracting Issues

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

    WARREN, 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
 continuing investigation of the City of Warren government:
 
     "We in AFSCME are deeply concerned at the allegations regarding abuses
 within the City of Warren government now being investigated by the FBI and the
 federal grand jury," Garrett stated.  "Questions regarding the administration
 and investment of the city workers' pension system, and issues regarding
 subcontracting abuses are of very particular concern to public workers.
     "We do not know whether these allegations will prove to be true, but as
 public workers, as citizens, and as taxpayers, we have a right to know,"
 continued Garrett.  "We fully support the investigations now underway.  It is
 time to shed the bright light of day on whatever has happened, and bring the
 whole matter to closure.
     "As public workers, we take pride in our jobs and our community,"
 concluded Garrett.  "We are saddened when allegations such as these bring a
 shadow of discredit upon our city."
     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
    WARREN, 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
 continuing investigation of the City of Warren government:
 
     "We in AFSCME are deeply concerned at the allegations regarding abuses
 within the City of Warren government now being investigated by the FBI and the
 federal grand jury," Garrett stated.  "Questions regarding the administration
 and investment of the city workers' pension system, and issues regarding
 subcontracting abuses are of very particular concern to public workers.
     "We do not know whether these allegations will prove to be true, but as
 public workers, as citizens, and as taxpayers, we have a right to know,"
 continued Garrett.  "We fully support the investigations now underway.  It is
 time to shed the bright light of day on whatever has happened, and bring the
 whole matter to closure.
     "As public workers, we take pride in our jobs and our community,"
 concluded Garrett.  "We are saddened when allegations such as these bring a
 shadow of discredit upon our city."
     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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