Skip to comments.Changing Skyline: Unions, developers stuck in standoff over Philadelphia building
Posted on 07/28/2012 5:12:03 PM PDT by Kid Shelleen
It was early March when the siege began at the Goldtex construction site just north of Center City, and it has continued all through this brutally hot summer - almost five long months. Workers have been beaten, car tires slashed. Delivery trucks are blocked for hours. This week, two people were arrested on assault charges. Neighborhood residents are afraid to walk near the building.
If a gang held a Philadelphia house hostage for this long, you can bet it would have been all over the news --snip-- Yet few in power here are willing to acknowledge that the trade unions' iron grip on Philadelphia has cost the city dearly in lost projects, especially by national developers. Philadelphia trade-union members are paid on average $63 an hour - about $10 less than those in New York, and twice as much as those in Washington, D.C. - despite much lower real estate sales prices here
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Philadelphia is one of the only places that can make New York City seem livable.
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Richard Trumka has their backs
Richard Trumka is a terrorist
The Philadelphia union members are terrorists
Richard Trumka owns the White House
Barack Obama is a terrorist
Translation. Union cronies and thugs are subsidized by Joe taxpayer, and "Joe" has no say in the matter
I can remember my late father saying. “He wouldn’t live in Philly, rent free.”
Check the poll at the bottom; once you vote 71% say you couldn't pay them to live in Detroit.
Here in Washington if there is public money grants in a private project then you have to pay prevailing wages.
Yes, they are in the THUG PARTY. Wonder how mobbed up they are? Anyone looking? Mayor Nutter? “I know nutting”.
I lived in Phila. for 4 years in the 60’s and saw some progress in housing and the way of life, but the Democrats managed to set it back 100 years.
Visited it in 1980 and thought I was in a Puerto Rican slum.
Haven’t been back since and have no plans to except to take my granddaughter to see the Liberty Bell and Hall. Might was well see where a once-great America was born and is now dying before you need a bulletinproof vest just to visit.