*Daphne T. Greenwood, Ph. D. is professor of economics and director of the Colorado Center for Policy Studies at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. In addition to serving in the Colorado House of Representatives from 1990‐1994, she has been a visiting scholar at the U. S. Treasury Department and the Institute for Research on Poverty, University of Wisconsin‐Madison, Honors Professor at the U. S. Naval Academy and a corporate economist with Esmark, Inc. Dr. Greenwood authored a recent award winning book on local economic development in the United States and has published widely in the public policy arena. She authored a study for the Colorado Center forPolicy Studies, adjunct to the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, entitled: “The Decision To Contract out: Undestanding The Full Economic and Social Impacts.” (click for full article) *Her Key Findings include: Outsourcing to private corporations undermines principles fundamental to our democratic system by creating conditions such as: Reduced accountability, transparency, and clarity about who’s in charge Frequent conflicts of interest and nepotism and fewer whistleblower protections Removing control of key public decisions from citizens and their elected officials Contracting can involve substantially lower wages and benefits for local workers […]
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With one of the oldest demographics in any industry, power generation and electrical transmission workers are finally turning the corner to bring in younger workers to become the next generation of power plant operators and transmission and distribution lines technicians. The Utility Workers Union of America established Power 4 America as an educational trust to […]
Anyone who works deserves to have some small amount of success, even if that success only consists of the feeling one gets from being a self-supporting and contributing member of society. West Virginians are in a special circumstance when it comes to work and prosperity. After decades of labor strife, a few coal miners did […]
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