17
JUN
2016

Keep the Promise: VA Rallies Against Privatization

The quality care that veterans receive at VA hospitals is under attack.  Congress created the Commission on Care to recommend ways to improve the VA, but stacked the deck against veterans by appointing CEO’s of private for-profit hospitals to the commission.  They are writing a report which will likely recommend privatizing the VA.  Privatizing the VA would be a disaster – millions of veterans rely on the expert care and quality union workers at the VA.  Private hospitals are not trained to deal with many specific health needs of veterans and would not be able to handle the large backlog that would result in dumping veterans on the private sector.  The only people who would benefit from privatizing the VA are the CEO’s of for-profit hospitals.

Which is why VA employees are working with veterans groups to stand up and speak out against any sort of privatization scheme.

Join one of the rallies listed bellow!

June 22

Local 2092
2215 Fuller Rd. Ann Arbor, MI
11am – 1 pm
More Info: ikejames72@yahoo.com

Local 1732
Madison VA
2500 Overlook Terrace, Madison, WI
11am
More Info: iks205@sbcglobal.net

Chicago, Locals 781, 789, 1765
Jesse Brown VAMC
820 S. Damen Ave. Chicago, IL
11am
More Info: afge0789@gmail.com

June 23

Local 3
Milwaukee VA
5000 W. National Ave. Milwaukee, WI
4:30pm
More Info: jjjunemann@gmail.com

Local 7
Tomah, WI VA
12N – 1:30pm
More Info: lellinghuysen@yahoo.com

June 24

Local 933
John D. Dingell VAMC
4646 John R. St. Detroit, MI
11am – 3pm  (lunch provided)
More Info: yvonnereneeevans@hotmail.com

Local 1629
Battle Creek VAMC
7am

At Corner of Dickman and Armstrong Roads, Battle Creek, MI

Ann Arbor VA Rally – June 22nd

Local2092 Flyer

Local933 Flyer

Detroit Rally