Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Another FAIL For Walker's Privatization

Years ago, Scott Walker privatized the 2-1-1 call center and gave it to an agency called IMPACT. Now, for the second time in two years, Walker, along with his new best friend, Lee Holloway, sent this out to workers, using the e-Notification system:
July 27, 2010

To all county employees and elected officials:

Volunteers are needed to handle the surge in calls relating to the flooding damage that occurred in Milwaukee County that are being received at IMPACT, Milwaukee County’s provider of 2-1-1 hotline services.

Volunteers will be trained to use a script to collect information from residents whose homes were damaged by the flooding. Resources are also provided for relief operations taking place in the community. The call center is in the City of West Allis in an office setting with comfortable accommodations. Ample parking is available, and several bus lines are within two blocks of the facility. IMPACT staff will be available at all times to assist volunteers with any questions.

Total training time is about 45 to 60 minutes. It is anticipated that volunteers will be needed from July 27 through August 7. Shifts range from 2 to 4 hours, with openings every day of the week between 8:00am and 9:00pm.

Please consider volunteering for this short-term, community health need.

To volunteer, call [name redacted] of IMPACT at (414) [phone number redacted].

Thank you.

Scott Walker Lee Holloway
Milwaukee County Executive Milwaukee County Board Chairman

Same level of service for less money? Pffft, yeah, right.


  1. Actually, this is quite responsible. I know, capper, you think these jobs should go to union labor, but in reality Walker is doing the right thing.

  2. Giving the call center to a private agency that doesn't have enough workers to do the job is responsible? Then expecting the same people harmed by Walker's folly to rescue them for free? C'mon Dan, that makes no sense at all.

  3. Soooo....you're ok with MMSD dumping millions of gallons of raw sewage into our pristine waters a couple times a year but you're not ok with increased call volume a couple of times a year for people when they call to report flood damage whereby the consequence is sitting on hold a while longer. Just checking...

  4. And you're upset over poop in the lake, but are OK with buildings falling and killing people? Just checking...