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Comments made by sd1904

Should County Ban Project Labor Agreements?

I really don't think anyone on here gets the bigger picture and that is if Prop A passes, construction workers will get paid crap!! This is about non union contractors not having to pay their employees a decent wage. They will bid these government jobs so much less then union but the people who will suffer are their own employees. They will make $15 an hour with little to no benefits verses a union well trained employees who will make $35. The government will end up paying more in the long run for these projects because they will have to have them reworked over and over because of shoddy workmenship. Non union hires unqualified people because only unqualified people would work for the pittance they pay. As for the person who mentioned all the money the unions put in their coffers from their members, what a joke. Dues are not that bad, not sure what my husband pays but it's somewhere around $50 a month. It is well worth the medical,vacation time, pay rate, schooling and retirement. Non union contractors are greedy scabs who make their living off the backs of their employers. If prop a passes get ready for more foreclosure signs in your neighborhood.

November 2, 2010 at 1 p.m. ( | suggest removal )