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Cheers & Jeers

April 7, 2012
The Leader Herald

CHEERS - To a work program. City of Amsterdam leaders are looking into a cost-free working partnership with the Montgomery County Social Services Department that would have recipients help clean up the city. Apparently, this program has been around since the late 1990s, but it ran into major roadblocks from unions upset that social services clients were doing union employees' work. There's enough work to keep Public Works Department union workers, social services clients, volunteers and others busy. We see no downside to this program and the effect it could have on city blight.



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