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Union protests wages on construction of Livermore outlets

Original post made on Aug 5, 2011

Members of a carpenters union, Local 713, protested outside Flynn, Craig and Grant Architects in Danville, publicly denouncing the firm for working in Livermore with a developer who allegedly doesn't use standard wage and education practices. The firm's CEO said the protest is misdirected.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, August 5, 2011, 4:17 PM

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Posted by Mike
a resident of Highland Oaks
on Aug 5, 2011 at 4:39 pm

"Welcome to the Shake-Down Show, where unions and businesses compete to grab the biggest piece of contract pie!"


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Posted by Carl
a resident of Livermore
on Aug 5, 2011 at 5:12 pm

Yep, Mike, the unions ought to just roll over and let the businesses run roughshod over them and let the businesses collect virtually the entire pie. Good thinkin', fella.


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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Aug 5, 2011 at 5:15 pm

the UC Board of Regents are gonna grab the lion's share of any profit!


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Posted by Reluctant
a resident of Danville
on Aug 5, 2011 at 5:21 pm

Cholo, sorry to break the news to you ol' chap, but the regents don't get paid. Sorry to hurt your feelings.

Signed,
Your friend and probably the only person who continues to read your posts. Tee-hee-hee-hee.


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Posted by Mike
a resident of Highland Oaks
on Aug 5, 2011 at 8:14 pm

Carl,

Who said anything about the unions just rolling over and letting the businesses run roughshod over them and letting the businesses collect virtually the entire pie?

I said, "compete".


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Posted by Carl
a resident of Livermore
on Aug 5, 2011 at 9:41 pm

Oh, sorry Mike. COMPETE. Of course. It must have been the Shake-down Show that got me off point. Unions COMPETING constitutes being part of a Shake-down Show. Oh, I see. Silly me.


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Posted by Mike
a resident of Highland Oaks
on Aug 5, 2011 at 10:31 pm

Carl,

"Shake-down" goes both ways, no?

Mike


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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Aug 5, 2011 at 11:04 pm

I'm in contact with 7 posters on this blog. We meet for coffee, go to the movies and attend concerts regularly in Berkeley & San Francisco. sorry to disappoint you...

I'm not concerned about who doesn't respond to my posts...tee hee hee, tee hee hee...


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Posted by Union Thugs
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 8, 2011 at 9:16 am

Hooray for the developer. I hope the developer holds strong and give a stiff index finger to the carpenter's union. If this development were in Pleasanton, the Three Stooges on the City Council would try to stop the development because they are bought and paid for by the unions.


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