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Jt1
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Posted on Wednesday, April 04, 2007 - 5:12 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

http://detroitnews.com/apps/pb cs.dll/article?AID=/20070404/U PDATE/704040444/1003

Union protests work on Belle Isle

DETROIT -- Nearly 35 members from Laborer's Local 1191 erected a picket line at the entrance to Belle Isle at about 7 a.m. today to protest the use of non-union labor that is preparing the island for the Grand Prix in late August.
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Dabirch
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Posted on Wednesday, April 04, 2007 - 5:19 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Imagine the picket when they use non-union labor to run the roller coaster
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Jt1
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Posted on Wednesday, April 04, 2007 - 5:20 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

My concern is that they will mess with the coaster then the city will somehow be involved in a multi million dollar wrongful death suit.
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Eric
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Posted on Wednesday, April 04, 2007 - 10:42 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Well, at least once the city sells it to the Canadians the protests will be more laid back and positive.
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Mackinaw
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Posted on Wednesday, April 04, 2007 - 10:59 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Those self-righteous whiny bitches need to mind their own business and not tell someone who's doing so much for the city what to do. Their just jealous that they didn't get employed with their astronomical wages. It's a free economy, no one should have people threatening them to use a certain group of workers if one can find cheaper, better workers elsewhere. The union's complaint is asinine.

"That decision -- especially in an area like this with its depressed economy -- is a slap in the face."

Hmmm, think big picture, buddy. Penske bringing this race back is a freaking gift considering the depressed economy.
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Dougw
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Posted on Wednesday, April 04, 2007 - 11:36 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Anyone up for a counter-protest?
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Gistok
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Posted on Thursday, April 05, 2007 - 10:31 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Well I'll be taking my family there on Good Friday (18th year in a row)... so a few pickets won't bother us...
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Gravitymachine
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Posted on Thursday, April 05, 2007 - 10:47 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

JT1, shoddy materials pushed by "construction companies" will lead to the demise of the coaster and the resultant lawsuits.
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Crew
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Posted on Thursday, April 05, 2007 - 11:15 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

That's OK, the Belle Isle Mall and International Emporium will still bring people downtown with or without a rollercoaster. Afterall, once the island moves to Canada, there will be no crime and will be much more laid back.
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Jerome81
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Posted on Thursday, April 05, 2007 - 5:53 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Why aren't those union guys at work?

Oh yeah, they priced themselves out of a job.
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Fareastsider
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Posted on Thursday, April 05, 2007 - 11:58 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Where is Belle isleq?

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