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Friday, January 11, 2013

Union Reacts To Corbett's Outsourcing Of PA Lottery

AFSCME reacts to Corbett's notice of intention to award contract to outsource lottery's management

By Jan Murphy | 
An official from the union representing Pennsylvania Lottery employees said it was disappointing to hear of Gov. Tom Corbett's intent to award a contract to a United Kingdom-based firm to run the lottery.

"But this is not the end of it," said David Fillman, executive director of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Council 13.

He said the union learned of the administration's action from employees and not the administration. He described it as a "midnight raid" while the Legislature wasn't in session.

The administration contends a private manager could generate more money for programs to aid seniors. The union has argued it could mean less for senior programs.

The following is a news release issued by the union:

AFSCME Council 13 will continue to oppose Gov. Tom Corbett's plan to give away as much as $1.5 billion in PA lottery funds that could fund vital senior programs to Camelot Global Services, the U.K.-based corporation that wants to take over the lottery.

Gov. Corbett signed a contract yesterday after months of secretive negotiations with Camelot. Read more....

1 comment :

Anonymous said...

The Brits still rule us via proxy and their royal banking bloodlines. No big deal. No need for Keep Corruption Local! signs.