Post Number: 8838
|Posted on Wednesday, April 04, 2007 - 5:12 pm: || |
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.
Post Number: 2216
|Posted on Wednesday, April 04, 2007 - 5:19 pm: || |
Imagine the picket when they use non-union labor to run the roller coaster
Post Number: 8841
|Posted on Wednesday, April 04, 2007 - 5:20 pm: || |
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.
Post Number: 758
|Posted on Wednesday, April 04, 2007 - 10:42 pm: || |
Well, at least once the city sells it to the Canadians the protests will be more laid back and positive.
Post Number: 2647
|Posted on Wednesday, April 04, 2007 - 10:59 pm: || |
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.
Post Number: 1645
|Posted on Wednesday, April 04, 2007 - 11:36 pm: || |
Anyone up for a counter-protest?
Post Number: 4086
|Posted on Thursday, April 05, 2007 - 10:31 am: || |
Well I'll be taking my family there on Good Friday (18th year in a row)... so a few pickets won't bother us...
Post Number: 1579
|Posted on Thursday, April 05, 2007 - 10:47 am: || |
JT1, shoddy materials pushed by "construction companies" will lead to the demise of the coaster and the resultant lawsuits.
Post Number: 1189
|Posted on Thursday, April 05, 2007 - 11:15 am: || |
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.
Post Number: 1340
|Posted on Thursday, April 05, 2007 - 5:53 pm: || |
Why aren't those union guys at work?
Oh yeah, they priced themselves out of a job.
Post Number: 321
|Posted on Thursday, April 05, 2007 - 11:58 pm: || |
Where is Belle isleq?