August 15, 2008

A Noble Battle

One developer has taken his opinion of unions public. On the sign at Noble Square, a Goodman Properties site, the message is quite clear - don't tell me who I can hire.

It's clear to many common-sense-type folk that unions drive up costs, threaten those who choose non-union contractors, and will ruin development in Montgomery county if builders are forced to employ them.

Page13 always appreciates those who stand up for what they believe, no matter who may be threatening them. Goodman Properties deserves kudos for their "hold the line" stance.

Hat tip to PM.


Anonymous said...

Just for the record, not all unions are "evil." When I was a career firefighter for the United States Government, I was a member of the I.A.F.F. who were paramount in obtaining and maintaining basic firefighter essentials- such as better (read: not cheap and flimsy) personal protective gear, helping with pay issues (Federal Firefighters would be collecting welfare if it werent for the IAFF) helping to establish better working conditions (clean, healthy firehouses) and appropriate compensation for forced overtime. I was always proud to be a member of the IAFF and honestly say that without them, my job of 10 years would certainly have been more miserable.

I can say, however, that there is one thing I certainly disagree with the IAFF over- and that is their support for all things democratic. "REPUBLICAN FIREFIGHTERS! BECAUSE NOT EVERYONE CAN BE ON WELFARE!"

(I agree that many unions in the construction trades "get carried away" with their views, policies and procedures.)

Anonymous said...

Coincidentally, this just came out from the main firefighting media outlets-