Another union joins picket of Belleville construction site
Now in its third day, the union picket of Belleville's Motorcycle Mall construction site continues, with a third union joining the fight.
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#1 Sep 14, 2010
It's shameful that the City of Belleville would allow this to happen. That illegal immigrants are treated less the human in the media but when you want to use them for construction and pay them $100 per day, they are good for business. Belleville is suffering from more then their fair share of home forecloses, job losses in the police department and fire department, companies are going out of business and this is how we treat patrons of the Motorcycle Mall? The union guys spend their hard earned money to purchase motorcycles and now they are not worth employing?
And our own leadership has their heads in the sand....like the three monkeys...see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil...
I guess I can't blame them too much, they've learned from the best.
I wish Mr. Resciniti would at least talk with the Union guys, he's not a bad person, just listening to the wrong kind of people. This is about good business ethics. I wouldn't want to start a business with bad karma.
#2 Sep 15, 2010
Ok let me get this straight. Someone wants to build a private business. He cannot employ who he wishes but he must or should use union employees. He should be happy to pay a laborer $600 a day instead of $100 a day. Last I checked people who are not in unions buy motorcycles. Last I checked this is America where you can protest, picket etc. but still we have the freedom to hire who we wish. Let me tell you something mi amigo........everyone of those guys in a union had there homes built with non union help. Tons of those union employees moonlight on the side for whatever they can to help pay bills or have money to buy motorcycles, without telling the union. If those guys chose to join a union thats great, but there are tons more of people not in unions who have families who need money whose homes are forclosed and are working families. The BMW dealership was succesfully completed in Bloomfield with open shop labor, highways and bridges are built accross this country without unions. They already have a lock on schools and public work costing taxpayers billions of dollars let everyone work.
#3 Sep 15, 2010
I think it's quality over quantity, you get what you pay for at the end. If this private business is going up and their are concerns such as structure, electrical, foundation, proper drainage...get my were I'm going with this? Does a $100 laborer picked off the street for $100 dollars know? or do you think they are asking the crowds "Hey does anyone know wiring?! cause if you do, I've got a job for you"...
I'm all for protest and picketing...i'm protesting right now!! I'm wondering if Union guys over day laborers is a great idea for a $25 million dollar project like this. I'm with you on that everyone should work we all need to eat. Why not both? what's the big deal...
...And why isn't anyone from the Mayors office or even Mr. Resciniti say anything about it to the press...if this is a decision they've made then MAN UP and talk about it. Don't put up a blue plastic sheet over the fence to hide behind it...or call the cops for protection...MAN UP boys!...again not good business.
#4 Sep 15, 2010
thats why we have layers of beauracracy in this country. You provide drawings they are approved by a town engineer, then there are inspections. I agree work side by side, AS THE OWNER CHOOSES. problem is union folk dont want to work side by side. This in not the town's business. They picketed at the BMW dealer quite a bit and I never heard of any problems, thats the way it shold be.But when you wonder why does Giants Stadium cost 1.3 billion and is that all they get.....the answer is yes. you build that with open labor and you would save 33% guaranteed, now figure how many schools we could build.
#5 Sep 15, 2010
Belleville is a blue collar town annual salary is between 65K to 85K, This isn't Montclair or Bloomfield for that matter where everyone works in New York City and the annual salaries reach into the 6 figures. So when a building that cost 25 million dollars is going up, which by the way not even City Hall cost that much, it's a big deal. So although you are right that the owner chooses, I don't think that is the case here...I think the Mayor and all the Upper Management have got their hand in this...so Mr. Resciniti is listening to the wrong people. Why not employ as much people and be inclusive instead of exclusive. People want to work and be involved and although there are probably alot of guys out there picketing that are not working, I'm sure THEY WOULD LIKE TO BE WORKING!
Yes there are lawyers and bureaucracies with their hands out expecting something too. As a matter of fact everyone has their hand out...
Yes, I do agree that more schools should be build considering that Belleville High has gangs in it. Didn't know about the BMW dealer picketing issue, of course they are owned by a German company with alot of money in their wallets...AND alot of people got WEALTH out of the Giant Stadium build...
Not clear on your point. My point is that Mr. Resciniti should employ as many people as he can and keep his nose clean...like Ralph Kramden said on the Honeymooners "Be nice to the people on the way up, cause you're gonna meet the same people on the way down"...just for giggles.
#6 Sep 15, 2010
i like the kramden line. fact is i am right. do you want to build your house and pay a plumber $300 a day or pay him $600 a day for the same skill or whatever skill. IT IS PRIVATE. Those folks chose to join the union, good for them. The owner of the store chose to be in private business, why should he dip into his pocket, is this a collective we live in. Is this the Soviet Union, do we share the wealth. You sound like a nice guy but free enterprise is what made this country great. Its an arguement you cannot win. Like Ralph said........Baby, your the greatest.
#7 Sep 30, 2010
Mrswisdom, do you have any sense of history? Do you know why unions exist and how they came into existence? They exist to counter the "I can always find someone to do it cheaper mentality." That nonunion plumber will do the job for 300 a day. Look around, someone else will do it for 200, keep looking, 100. Eventually, everyone is working for peanuts. If you're an employee in the white collar world you're a victim of this and most likely don't even realize it. If you take shit because you're afraid to lose your job, guess what, you start getting treated like shit. Unions are still necessary in this country, and I'll be the first admit certain unions abuse their power (I'm looking at you police & teachers) but local craftsman unions are a necessity.
#8 Jul 18, 2011
Union workers are brainwashed... Very simple thinking
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