Union Workers Protest At OHI Construction Site

PHOTO: Union Workers from Painters District District 711 this afternoon protested in front of the Ocean Health Initiatives construction site, claiming the two floor construction projects failed to hire Unionized workers. The Union Official who oversaw the protest says, the project, which is partially State-funded, should have hired Unionized painters, and not a private firm.

“We’ll be back again tomorrow”, the Union official says.

OHI – located across from Yeshivah Ketana on Second Street – is currently in the midst of reconstructing the building and adding another floor to the structure. TLS-YA/TLS-YT/TLS-CCP.

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  1. Its always about the money and the Unions…I am a union worker but there are lots of people out there with lots of experience and not in a union..they need the work too…spread the work around

  2. For all those posting that you don’t understand why they should be hired, read the article. It’s partially being funded by the state and as such, the union feels that they should abide by state laws and hire unionized workers.

  3. What kind of gall do these protesters have. Why should the medical center pay more for the same job at the expense of better healthcare for their patients!!!

    As a taxpayer, I demand that they save as many dollars as sensible and use the savings to purchase better quality medical equipment. NOTHING should take precedence over our citizen’s healthcare!!

  4. union =mafia

    this why this country is in debt because they demand 65-95 per hour rates. this is what OBAMA is doing with all the NEW JOBS for constructing highways and school. They all are over inflated UNION jobs. its killing AMERICA. ENOUGH MANUFACTURING JOBS HAVE BEEN LOST TO FOREIGN COUNTRIES BECAUSE OF UNIONS.


  5. Oiber Chuchim, If it was state law that requires that they have union workers, this issue would be in court. Instead they are wasting time doing nothing. Everyone else in the world needs to bid on projects to win. These people expect to get the work even if they are double the price, and then picket when they don’t.

  6. its not the 70’s now.

    who cares anymore about unions or what they have to say other than their workers..

    when was the last time a union protest got them what they wanted?

    who do you know is not gonna patronize a business merely just because some union is unhappy with them?
    maybe the union and their family, woohoo too bad.

    nowadays unions are more disliked and less cared about. in my circles ppl i know just get encouraged to patronize a business that is under union protest.

    unions are bullies that are simply going out of style.

    maybe back in the day somewhere they were helpfull. but now?

    wake up and go home and get a real job.

  7. This project was put out for bid long before it started. The union contractors and non union contractors had the opportunity to bid for the job and it comes down to the right price for the right job. If this was a union job the steel framing would still not be done.

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