UFCW 1994/MCGEO and the Metro Washington Council were among those testifying against the privatization of the Montgomery County Department of Economic Development last week. “Rather than be at the table, I’ve decided to literally give you the table” MCGEO President Gino Renne quoted County Executive Ike Leggett as saying in April when he revealed his plan to privatize DED. “What’s to stop tons of corporate welfare in the future?” Renne asked. “We need transparency and accountability, not to give away the store to big business.” MCGEO represents the employees at the Department of Economic Development.
photo courtesy UFCW Local 1994