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Protest against outsourcing at Fall Creek Falls state park

January 5, 2017 @ 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

TSEA is speaking out about the outsourcing of state jobs in our state parks and will hold a peaceful protest on Thursday, Jan.5, 2017 in the parking lot at the Fall Creek Falls Inn (2009 Village Camp Road, Pikeville, TN)

We plan to meet at 11am in the parking lot of the Inn. We will have an area for breaks and light refreshments. More details to come.

We invite retired and available active state employees to join us in our demonstration. We also invite any and all concerned citizens to attend.

On Jan. 5, the state plans to meet at Fall Creek Falls state park with private companies interested in submitting a bid on the concession operations at the park.

This meeting is part of the Haslam administration’s plans to spend more than $20M of our taxpayer money to demolish and rebuild the Inn and Conference center at Fall Creek Falls. Once the Inn and Conference center are rebuilt and reopen, the plans are to immediately hand over operations of the Inn and Conference center, all of the cabins, and the golf course to a private company who will then be able to profit from park visitors.

All state employees currently working at the park will once the Inn reopens lose their state jobs. Some of those employees, not all, will be offered jobs with the private company.

In addition, we are unaware of any plans by the state to control concession prices under the private company.

Our demonstration will include holding protest signs at the inn as these potential vendors arrive.

In addition, TSEA will provide a van to pick up people in the immediate area who wish to join us in our demonstration.

If you are interested in attending and holding a sign at the Jan. 5 demonstration, please contact TSEA Executive Director Randy Stamps by email at:

[email protected]g

We also encourage you to forward this email to anyone who is concerned about the outsourcing of state jobs and/or the privatization of our state parks.

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January 5, 2017
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Fall Creek Falls Inn
2009 Village Camp Rd
Pikeville, TN 37367
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