AFT Connecticut

”AFT in Action:” Defending the Public Good from Profiteers

January 27, 2022

Resisting repeated attempts by special interests to privatize the services public employees provided to residents and businesses was the topic of discussion in this latest podcast episode. AFT Connecticut President Jan Hochadel was joined by local union leader Bill Garrity, RN, as co-host for a conversation aimed at debunking the mythical claims of outscoring schemes.  

Their guest was opinion leader and responsible contracting activist Donald Cohen. The founder of the national policy center In the Public Interest shared insights on the issues he and his co-author gathered for their latest book, "The Privatization of Everything."

Copies or access to an e-book version can be purchased online


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