$2M grant may go back to Pa.

$2M grant may go back to Pa.

There are 21 comments on the Public Opinion story from May 19, 2011, titled $2M grant may go back to Pa.. In it, Public Opinion reports that:

The $2 million grant allocated for a mystery project in Antrim Township may be going back to the state.

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American worker

Mercersburg, PA

#1 May 19, 2011
Holy crap! You mean you might have to pay someone to work? The audacity of those union workers thinking that it might be nice to earn enough to pay the rent and put food on the table at the same time.

Instead of passing a RTW bill why don't you mandate that we are all indentured servants. Isn't that what's coming next?

Since: May 11

Chambersburg, PA

#2 May 20, 2011
Actually, not necessarily union workers at all.

Prevailing wage just means the contractor must pay a certain wage that is determined by a board of 7 members. Two members are union representatives.

The purpose is to permit companies that hire expert, trained, knowledgeable & experienced personnel can compete with the guy picking up his work force at the local 7-11.

Tying this to unions is just not accurate at all. It does not require that the work be done by union personnel.
question

Carlisle, PA

#3 May 20, 2011
Let me get this straight. There is taxpayer funded grant money for an international, profitable company to replace the roof on a facility it owns?
Section R

Chambersburg, PA

#5 May 20, 2011
question wrote:
Let me get this straight. There is taxpayer funded grant money for an international, profitable company to replace the roof on a facility it owns?
Makes a man proud, gives you goose bumps! If only someone would blame Bush for wasting tax money this would be a perfect day.
JLC

Chambersburg, PA

#6 May 20, 2011
I can not believe we have elected officials in the state of PA that would take taxpayer dollars and give it to a profitable, no any company, to replace a roof. I wonder how much money the company donated to campaign coffers for that favor?
Dan the Man

Carlisle, PA

#7 May 20, 2011
question wrote:
Let me get this straight. There is taxpayer funded grant money for an international, profitable company to replace the roof on a facility it owns?
You know what else? There are taxpayer funded subsidies for Big Oil to do the job it would do anyway while they are making record high profits! Outrageous, isn't it?
Dan the Man

Carlisle, PA

#8 May 20, 2011
Section R wrote:
<quoted text> You have the same amout of ignorance as Dan the Dumb ****- at no time does this require a Union worker to get a hand dirty. Always on the defense explains who is usually at fault.
LOL! Section Retarded responds with a defense while calling the person who made the attack "on the defense."

Section Retarded defended Bush in another thread, then denied it when I mocked him for doing it, and now, because I hurt his wittle feewings, he continues to make unprovoked personal attacks on me in every other thread.

Relentless, unprovoked personal attacks explains who is usually wrong.

Since: Dec 09

Chambersburg, PA

#9 May 20, 2011
The Manitowoc people applied for this gift without consideration that prevailing wages would be expected? Makes one wonder about the competence of the grant department. Manitowoc is like other multi-national coorporations out there looking for corporate welfare. This welfare, though, required a test. Kind of how people who need social services are often subjected to tests. Manitowoc decided not to subject itself to the test.

Workers need to be paid at least the prevailing wage if we'd like to see workers contributing to the local economy. BTW, Manitowoc is a client of my business.
disagree

Greencastle, PA

#10 May 20, 2011
"Some projects fly below the radar because the Governor's Action Team and business are in confidential negotiations."

Nothing like good old government transparency.
DGS

Catonsville, MD

#11 May 20, 2011
Who do you think pays for the stadiums utilized by professional football, baseball, basketball and hockey teams? You do! I would love to have someone buy me a manufacturing plant so that I could start a business.
TiredOfUnions

Hagerstown, MD

#17 May 20, 2011
If the "prevailing wage" is not tied to unions, then who pushed for it in the first place and why are there 2 union members on the board?. Just imagine if all these school districts doing renovation and construction projects didn't have to add this extra 20% for prevailing wages to their projects. As far as hiring from 7-11--at least they don't need one person to accept the money from the customer, another to put it in the cash drawer, another to give out the change and another to bag it while 2 supervisors look on!
Independent

Carlisle, PA

#18 May 20, 2011
TiredOfUnions wrote:
If the "prevailing wage" is not tied to unions, then who pushed for it in the first place and why are there 2 union members on the board?. Just imagine if all these school districts doing renovation and construction projects didn't have to add this extra 20% for prevailing wages to their projects. As far as hiring from 7-11--at least they don't need one person to accept the money from the customer, another to put it in the cash drawer, another to give out the change and another to bag it while 2 supervisors look on!
I used to paint lockers and office furniture...and we received prevailing wage for all state jobs.(except for the ones our boss was ripping us off on!)

We were 4 man crew and certainly had NO UNION!
Karen Ramsburg

Mercersburg, PA

#19 May 20, 2011
For those of you who don't like unions what other solutions do you have that protect a worker's right to a safe workpace and a fair wage? As a human beings don't you think that people should have a say in the decisions that affect their day to day lives?
Independent

Carlisle, PA

#20 May 20, 2011
Karen Ramsburg wrote:
For those of you who don't like unions what other solutions do you have that protect a worker's right to a safe workpace and a fair wage? As a human beings don't you think that people should have a say in the decisions that affect their day to day lives?
Well LABOR READY, of course, silly!

They are SURELY doing more than unions to protect workers rights and ensure a fair wage...

Yeah...riiiiiiiiiiiiiiight!
Company

Gallitzin, PA

#22 May 20, 2011
Karen Ramsburg wrote:
For those of you who don't like unions what other solutions do you have that protect a worker's right to a safe workpace and a fair wage? As a human beings don't you think that people should have a say in the decisions that affect their day to day lives?
Work for a good company who respects their employees and pays fair wages and benefits.
How many workers can say their company pays 100% of the employee health care cost and the plan is excellent. I have bad days with my boss but I do appreciate all they do for me as an employee
Karen Ramsburg

Mercersburg, PA

#23 May 20, 2011
If all companies behaved like yours we wouldn't need unions. Good for you!
Thats funny

Williamsport, PA

#24 May 20, 2011
Company wrote:
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Work for a good company who respects their employees and pays fair wages and benefits.
How many workers can say their company pays 100% of the employee health care cost and the plan is excellent. I have bad days with my boss but I do appreciate all they do for me as an employee
Well, Name the company! I think your a Liar!
Independent

Carlisle, PA

#25 May 20, 2011
Company wrote:
<quoted text>
Work for a good company who respects their employees and pays fair wages and benefits.
How many workers can say their company pays 100% of the employee health care cost and the plan is excellent. I have bad days with my boss but I do appreciate all they do for me as an employee
Or...just let them eat cake!
Independent

Carlisle, PA

#26 May 20, 2011
Company wrote:
How many workers can say their company pays 100% of the employee health care cost and the plan is excellent.
Very few.

Since: May 11

Chambersburg, PA

#27 May 21, 2011
Thats funny wrote:
<quoted text>
Well, Name the company! I think your a Liar!
Actually I believe that most successful small businesses are like this.

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