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Thursday, July 01, 2010

Unions Strike and Disrupt Chicago Area Construction Projects

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

When things get tough, really tough, in America you can ALWAYS depend on the greedy unions to make things worse. With all the unemployment wouldn't you think that common sense would prevail and the unions would keep their memebers working....not these communists. Their motto seems to be "if things are bad we can always make it worse".

Anonymous said...

It's not supprising that the unions want to strike. It seems as though when things get really tough in this country you can always depend on some union somewhere to make matters worse. Wouldn't common sense dictate that with unemployment in the 20% range, and going higher according to todays reports, the unions would want to keep their comrades working? This is another raid on our economy by the COMMUNIST UNIONS and their minions. They seem to say "to hell with the public we are going to be just like the politicians and do what we want". For shame.

Anonymous said...

"Unions Strike and Distrupt..."

DUH !

The purpose of a strike is to disrupt.

Success !!

Power to the people.

Anonymous said...

This a free country, and the unions can make whatever decisions they like.

Honestly, though, this is a TERRIBLE TIME for contractors as there is little to no private work and public projects are very competitive. Unless the contractor is a giant, they are struggling.

Anonymous said...

Just a bunch of eazy goin commies doin their job huh?

Anonymous said...

For those of you ragging on the unions, it's time for you to give up your weekends, vacations, benefits etc...if it wasn't for the unions, you'd all still be working 80 hours a week for peanuts.

Anonymous said...

i would first like to state that i am a proud union member and agree whole heatedly with our right to fair wages and benefit and the ability to cease work via strike if that right is being infringed upon, that being said i am appalled and disgusted by the total lack of respect for members of other trades and the economic crisis our country now faces.i am outraged buy the fact that so many of my brothers and sister have just as recently as last week got back to work after 2 years of sporadic employment if any at all. men and women happy to be in a position to feed there family are now being forced into a strike they have no say in consequently denied the right to feed there family.my trade as well as others have waived contract negotiations until better economic times appear in order to keep our members working,now we are being forced to honor a strike we don't agree with nor will we benefit from.furthermore when the my trade went on strike for justifiable contract issue ,in booming a economy,the laborers took there brooms and crossed the picket line refusing to honor there strike.but here i am already losing the amount of money in a week that they are fighting for a year!! thank you for flexing your muscle and denying me the opportunity to feed my family.i am a die hard union worker who believes to the core that unions are 100% responsible for the benefits and monetary compensation all workers today enjoy.i applaud the unions for standing up to the powers that would rather see us all making $3 / hour 14 hours a day paying $8/gallon gas with a $300o/month mortgage and a $600/month car payment.i just think that the powerful voice we have by virtue of being a unified body should be used with discretion and our might only to be used when the rights of the workers of our country are in jeopardy and to secure a fair compensation for the work preformed.i fear this strike will jeopardize future strikes as the view of unions being greedy is being reinforced.

Anonymous said...

i would first like to state that i am a proud union member and agree whole heatedly with our right to fair wages and benefit and the ability to cease work via strike if that right is being infringed upon, that being said i am appalled and disgusted by the total lack of respect for members of other trades and the economic crisis our country now faces.i am outraged buy the fact that so many of my brothers and sister have just as recently as last week got back to work after 2 years of sporadic employment if any at all. men and women happy to be in a position to feed there family are now being forced into a strike they have no say in consequently denied the right to feed there family.my trade as well as others have waived contract negotiations until better economic times appear in order to keep our members working,now we are being forced to honor a strike we don't agree with nor will we benefit from.furthermore when the my trade went on strike for justifiable contract issue ,in booming a economy,the laborers took there brooms and crossed the picket line refusing to honor there strike.but here i am already losing the amount of money in a week that they are fighting for a year!! thank you for flexing your muscle and denying me the opportunity to feed my family.i am a die hard union worker who believes to the core that unions are 100% responsible for the benefits and monetary compensation all workers today enjoy.i applaud the unions for standing up to the powers that would rather see us all making $3 / hour 14 hours a day paying $8/gallon gas with a $300o/month mortgage and a $600/month car payment.i just think that the powerful voice we have by virtue of being a unified body should be used with discretion and our might only to be used when the rights of the workers of our country are in jeopardy and to secure a fair compensation for the work preformed.i fear this strike will jeopardize future strikes as the view of unions being greedy is being reinforced.

Anonymous said...

YEp the GREEDY UNION THUGS that run the GReedy unions are the only ones at present benefitting. Not the rank and file.

Anonymous said...

Here's my comment, the lowest paid construction worker makes over $40 an hr and they want more??? Plus health benefits, with that kind of money they can buy some! They should be lucky they even have a job in todays economy. SAD

Anonymous said...

I respect your opinion, 3:51, and I agree that unions have done much to help the American worker. I have always supported unions, but I find it rather annoying that these strikers are whining about being able to feed their families when they are being paid a higher salary to sit on strike than the one I earn working hard for 40 hours a week. I manage to feed my family on this income.