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The place of unions in N.Y.: a pair of cases

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With a deep bow to the construction trade unions and the unmistakable sound of a moist kiss, the state comptroller has approved a contract for a highway project that will cost the taxpayers of New York $4.5 million more than necessary. The project is the reconstruction of an interchange on Route 17 in Orange County. The low bidder was Lancaster Development, based in Schoharie County, at $67.8 million. The next-lowest bidder was Servidone/B. Anthony Construction ...


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SchenectadyScott
October 20, 2011
2:10 a.m.

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Sounds like the city owned body shop to me Carl.....hmmmm. very much so...that was part of the qualification belonging to heavy equipment operators union blah blah blah......

wmarincic
October 20, 2011
10:56 a.m.

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Strock, are you bipolar? Your last editorial spoke about how great Occupy Wall Street is, even though they are the same people that support your unions. Make up your mind, you can't have it both ways.

lanaturner
October 21, 2011
3:52 p.m.

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@wmarinic:
First, you completely misuse the term bipolar. It is insulting to the unfortunate people who suffer from an often debilitating mental illness to have uneducated people like yourself throw the term around as a means to degrade another person. I am only surprised that you didn't fall back on the word "retarded" in your comment. Second, you seem unfamiliar with the idea of a person having seemingly opposing points of view on a given subject. I am guessing that's because what you would call a 'point of view' is actually a 'republican talking point', devoid of any use of critical thinking. In the meantime, keep commenting, you make me laugh every day!

wmarincic
October 21, 2011
5:42 p.m.

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Thank you Lana, I can see you are ignorant by your attack, it was a serious question not an insult. If you read Strocks columns regularly you will see that he does that alot. He is kind of like Obama's buddy the socialist Van Jones, who when asked a question he turns the exact same question around without saying anything. Albany's version of the 60s hippy support your socialist union is happening at the capital so you run on down and protest the unfairness of life and the value of a P.C. society.

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