Several members of Operating Engineer...

Several members of Operating Engineers Local 17 out on bail

There are 23 comments on the WIVB Buffalo story from Apr 13, 2008, titled Several members of Operating Engineers Local 17 out on bail. In it, WIVB Buffalo reports that:

A dozen members of Operating Engineers Local 17 are charged with racketeering and extortion.

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Angola, NY

#23 Oct 14, 2013
M in vegas wrote:
I heard some guy say he erected a house next to a union crew in half the time . WhAt a genius this f guy is . I'm union out west and that idiot didn't realize he has half the safety to insure he doesn't get hurt , half the wage to fall back on of he did and sh#% benefits that he pays for that have joke coverage . If he dies tomorrow his wife and kid will have nothing . Glad he finished that job so fast and cheap . scab
That's why you hire that guy and make the union grow. Growth is power.
victim on both sides

Duke Center, PA

#24 Dec 28, 2013
I have been in the construction industry for 35 years. I have personally witnessed the illegal crap the unions have dished out. Not just local 17. Unions have gotten a free pass to do this crap due to the labor relations board being weighted in their favor. These guys from Local 17 were wrong in what they did. But the victims are on both sides. Yes, they will pay for their actions. The families of these thugs will also have to pay for their family members actions. Those of us on the recieving end of Local 17 crap have and are still paying in some cases for the damage they have done. Justice hopfully wil be served, but nobody wins in the end. Everyone involved, other than the thugs, are the victims here.
mr ex unionman

West Henrietta, NY

#25 Jan 16, 2014
I was in pipefitters,boiler makers and teamsters they both sucked we could fit a small amount of pipe each day as we need job to last and were told make your self look busy and as for teamstersOMG what bull shit same thing do nothing for big pay. I got sick and tired of doing nothing for my money so I quit it all and got a job where I actually do work for me money. all my ex union bros cant understand but I tell them I finally feel good about what I do each day so don't say that the union boy deserve all the money because I own a pipefitting company and are out to kick some ass . also I have 12 employees and they make as much if not more than union boys do so don't say nonunion don't pay and I haven't layed anyone off ever we get it done.unoins are killing this country I can go on but will not .

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