Against Outsourcing of Engineering and Design Services for Transportation Projects
AFSCME represents thousands of public workers who work on public transportation projects; and
Outsourcing of public transportation projects threaten our members’ jobs; and
Outsourcing of public transportation projects is a waste of scarcely available transportation resources; and
Several studies show that outsourcing engineering and design services for transportation costs more than using the publicly employed, in-house engineers; and
The same studies prove that outsourcing engineering and design services for transportation does not speed project delivery; and
There will be a transportation reauthorization bill to be presented and debated in the Senate.
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED:
That AFSCME strongly oppose any provision in the transportation reauthorization legislation that supports or encourages the use of consultant engineers for engineering and design services; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED:
That AFSCME strongly oppose any incentive that would make it easier for states or municipalities to use consultant engineers instead of publicly employed professionals for the delivery of engineering and design services; and
BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED:
That AFSCME encourage and support that states and municipalities hire more in-house public professionals to deliver engineering and design services more cost effectively.
Claude Fort, President and Delegate
AFSCME Local 375, District Council 37