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Eddie July 20, 2014 at 06:20 pm
I could never handle that job, and I doubt any of the envious minimum wage posters here couldRead More either.
mark July 20, 2014 at 06:53 pm
ok let us get real here..LIRR unions have had no contract YET we have had 4 fare increases..howRead More about a decrease for the passengers OR will they ROCK the riders again?
Had Enuf! July 20, 2014 at 11:05 pm
Tickets, all tickets please........ That is what you get for $86k before overtime....so most ofRead More these clowns earn $120k from that plus free health benefits...plus they go Ou t on disability at. 50 years old with the help of dishonest doctors. Stopping at rockville center, Baldwin, Freeport, merrick, belllmore, wantagh, seaford, massapequa, massapequa park, amityville, copaigue, lindenhurst , and babylon. Change at babylon for the train to to speonk... Whew...can I get benefits for life for that talent?
TomTuttle July 22, 2014 at 11:28 am
Do you know why those cars were built with non-union labor in Tennessee? Because these company'sRead More when they choose to build a factory they build them in the most economically depressed parts of the country which most of the time is the south part of the country. A part where Unionism never was popular. As for Ford building cars in Mexico, not true there are parts of the cars that are built in Mexico then the parts are shipped back to the US line and and assembled here. You can thank the NAFTA agreement for that. As for your comment about excessive costs in taxes and salaries compared to NC and that most working people lead a decent life. I agree with some of that but I do not blame working Union men & women for the difference in cost. I blame the politicians in this land we live in the NE. Your tax cost is what is making you miserable to survive here. I am one of them. If our tax costs ( school,property,sales,etc.) were as low as NC I do not think you and I would be having this conversation.At one time here where we live they were that low. NC like NY will eventually evolve into the same beast as more and more people arrive to their geography. This is what happens when the destination cannot handle the influx and had to hire more people and with people come politicians. Politicians now look at that neighborhood as a great place to get votes from and that starts the ball rolling.As for Excessive Compensation?? What is considered excessive to man like you? Someone who gets overtime when he has worked 12 straight hours when most people work 8? It sounds like I am splitting hairs but you work 4 more hours per day then most people during one week that's an extra 20 hours per week. I am sure you would want to be compensated also and you would ask for it. And your not even in a Union. ( not sure) 98% of the LIRR workers felt they were entitled to disability pensions?? I did not hear that stated?If it was coming from a disgruntled citizen or some Union hater not sure? I can say this, it's very easy for anyone to look down on the workers of the LIRR because they may make you late for your way of life when they are active in the collective bargaining process, it is not done intentionally. They are fighting for their way of life, their Livelihood. Just like you would if you heard that your company is looking to fire half the office. They have families,car payments,mortgages,school taxes just like all of us. I am a 3rd generation Union Man. And even before I became vested in the politics of Unionism, my Grandfather told me that you never look down on a working man who gets up everyday to earn a living. My father then told me that people need to walk a mile in a man's shoes before you can judge him. Something I feel has been 2 of the most truthful statements I have ever learned in my life. You can be mad that you might not be as compensated as well at your job as they are iin the LIRR, but then again that should give everyone a little blip of hope that these things are able to exist when people come together for the good of the worker. I enjoyed our banter. Thank you. All the best.
Robert Demarco July 22, 2014 at 11:58 am
Tom, you are an articulate spokesman for your cause, and I, too have enjoyed our little debate. IRead More just want to address one comment: I do not look down on the woprkingman. In fact, I do tax returns for many of these folks and a much reduced rate than they would pay elsewhere. It is a sideline for me, and I would not be comfortable ripping people off. I do find, however, an incredible sense of entitlement among the public employees. I would bet that most of these people never worked in the private sector, so they do not understand that their good fortune is due as much to politics as it is hard work. It is a shame that people of lesser means have to pay grossly inflated taxes so that these workers can have their high salaries and benefits.
Robert Demarco July 22, 2014 at 03:23 pm
People need to realize that the Patch is a forum where ideas can be exchanged. Opinions can beRead More disagreed with but respected. That is what America is all about. You do not need to bully or belittle someone who disagrees with you. I really enjoyed conversing with Mr. Tuttle. Sound like the kind of guy With whom I would like to have a beer and a good discussion.
Kevin B July 19, 2014 at 02:57 pm
Ho Ho Ho. Gov. Cuomo saves the day. Fixed! Election Day and his potential re-election is lessRead More than 4 months away. He thinks John Q. Public won't know who has who in their back pockets. Then there is that Public Relations clown Schumer who said they should wait 2 months to strike. Great idea! All the teachers will go back to work, schools in session, adding more traffic. DiBlasio was the only one who said this was the best time if there were to be a strike. He was the only one who actually gave it some thought.
i want to be proud of my town July 20, 2014 at 02:04 am
Are the lirr workers responsible for repairing upholstery?
Robert Demarco July 20, 2014 at 05:54 pm
m sure that repairing the seats on the LIRR is a union position? What non-management positions onRead More the LIRR are not union jobs?
Ben B July 17, 2014 at 12:14 pm
Ben B July 17, 2014 at 12:15 pm
Worth reading if you want to see how dysfunctional and corrupt the LIRR is.Read More http://www.amazon.com/The-Gravy-Train-Inside-Island/dp/155395484X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1405613634&sr=8-1&keywords=gravy+train+lirr
Ben B July 17, 2014 at 12:17 pm
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FedUpRealist July 20, 2014 at 11:00 am
OK, everyone, wanna be townie' has set the rules...Let's make sure we all follow HIS demands!!!
FedUpRealist July 20, 2014 at 11:33 am
OK, everyone, wanna be townie' has set the rules...Let's make sure we all follow HISRead More 'instructions'!!! (just like a true 'Big Brother')...
Robert Demarco July 20, 2014 at 05:52 pm
Rants are for the folks who call WFAN to complain about their teams.
Robert Demarco July 17, 2014 at 12:44 pm
Jack, Wilhelm is not a commie, and he's not a Marxist. He is a "Progressive".
Harriet Brown July 17, 2014 at 01:59 pm
The strike has been averted. There is an agreement. Cuomo finally did his job.
JMG July 17, 2014 at 09:17 pm
Cuomo didn't do anything. Just came in and took credit. Delbasio is a complete jackass
Eddie July 11, 2014 at 05:33 pm
Perhaps $90K which includes overtime. Less than a NYC garbageman.
Hamburger July 12, 2014 at 09:12 am
Unsustainable economic model. Unions = bankruptcy
G July 14, 2014 at 04:53 pm
Some new news on this front: today's talks in NYC just broke down and the union bosses are tellingRead More members to begin to wind down operations starting July 16th, ahead of the July 20th strike deadline. It's being reported that the bosses have told the members that the presidential panel blessed their offer and the bosses promised that they will accept nothing less. That's not entirely true, however. The presidential panel only chooses among the two "final" offers submitted by each side at the time, which included 11% raises over 6 years by the LIRR. It doesn't mean the panel agrees with the union offer, only that it preferred that offer compared to the LIRR offer of 11% at that time. It's entirely possible given the latest LIRR offer of 17% over 7 years, the panel might choose that one today instead. In addition, word has gotten around political circles about the union bosses promises and many are seriously ticked off at them since those promises painted the bosses into a corner during negotiations. That's why there's a stalemate in the current negotiations, because the bosses can't make any concessions without breaking their promise. If there really is a strike, expect the pols to look to get back at the unions in the future since the bosses are causing too much unnecessary trouble right now.
Credit: Justin Calabrese
Mark Bellantoni June 5, 2014 at 06:39 am
Caldor was the walmart of yesterday. I was on the executive payroll & opened several stores backRead More in the eighties. Caldor also owned many subsides that were used to supply the retail stores also Caldor sold merchandise to sears & other retailers through there subsides. There were no family members intrested in taking over the business so Carl sold. After that it was all downhill. The subsidies were sold the stores were buying direct & had no clue. That was the beginning of the end. Most walmart stores in the tri state area are in former Caldor locations. Caldor once had a monopoly in the tri state area. But Good things never last long....
confectioner June 6, 2014 at 01:37 pm
Worked in the Caldor buying dept in 88-90, good old Glover ave- no one was more aggressive onRead More pricing with so little stock, they would still be taking rainchecks. Ames, Bradlees, Zayre's and Caldor were so concerned with each other they didn't react to Wal-Mart and Target moving into the area. Caldor had 120 stores mostly in NE and Atlantic States.
Craig R June 7, 2014 at 04:07 pm
Fisher's Big Wheel in Old Saybrook.
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Lido resident May 23, 2014 at 10:29 am
Or what republicans call "job killing regulations"
Mar May 23, 2014 at 06:13 pm
Yes, pet parents, would you prefer guardians of these precious babies.
carol wendell May 24, 2014 at 01:08 am
About time theses products are off our shelves. Now how about getting rid of Hartz products. So manyRead More animal have died from their flea products.
The inside of a long-dead mall, as photographed by Seph Lawless for his new book "Black Friday."
Patchogue May 12, 2014 at 09:39 pm
We are over stored. Need to create real jobs.
Madeleine Fix-Hansen May 13, 2014 at 08:18 am
I am working on this subject (slowly & in spurts) in Columbus, Ohio. In 2002, I made aRead More casual/rough stortytelling video, "Twilight at Northland". It's a monologue for the most part - about my aunt, who was employed as the Information Lady at a mall that was closing down around her. Please watch & let me know what you think?: http://vimeo.com/71038359. email: almagarnett@gmail.com.
Sal Anthony May 14, 2014 at 05:17 pm
Tj only shops online blah blah blah your a racist towards malls
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Michelle I. Jaeger April 24, 2014 at 10:12 pm
If you report fradulent credit card activity to the police and send the report to the properRead More reporting agencies and authorities to extend the 90 days fraud alert to seven years: http://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0279-extended-fraud-alerts-and-credit-freezes (I am presently dealing with ID theft.)
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Tony Vazquez April 18, 2014 at 08:23 am
Neglected to mention; the fact that this high-elevation (for BK) neighborhood is near Upper New YorkRead More Bay means sea breezes to dispel spicy Sriracha sauce fumes. Better than the bituminous coal fumes of yesteryear.
Beverly DiCovello April 18, 2014 at 05:00 pm
As long as it is not Red Hook to Brooklyn Heights We have enough pollutants, trucks, city fumes froRead More tar, etc repairs
The Truth April 19, 2014 at 12:53 pm
Are they talking about coming to Prospect Heights???? If not than WHO CARES??? Really, who hereRead More gives a NYC rats tail? This site should be for issues involving the neighborhood ONLY. Patch is a JOKE. Do any of the writers editors, contributors live in Brooklyn for more than a couple years???? I think not...nothing on this site seems hyper local! A California firm fighting with its neighbors over odors???? Wow, so relevant!
It could cost Americans 20 percent more to get their bacon fixes as a deadline virus sweeps through the nation's hog barns. (Patch file photo)
all-c-ing-eye April 18, 2014 at 03:14 pm
And all this time i thought it was Pork Barrel spending.
JBrad April 19, 2014 at 02:57 pm
Mark, Your words are absolutely disgusting. Please do not use this comment thread as a vehicle toRead More spew your racist mentality. And for your information, food-borne illnesses come from agriculture, period. All around the world, including in the U.S. Lastly, your hatred for people of colour does not mean that you understand disease, at all. Good luck in life.
Eric Wessels May 7, 2014 at 11:16 am
If you really are worried about pork: It has come to my attention, much too late to do anythingRead More about it probably, that there is a hog confinement proposed to be constructed within 1 mile of my home. This is not an uncommon occurrence in the state of Iowa. In fact there are 10 homes within 1 mile of this proposed facility, some just ½ mile away. I have looked at the manure management plan and one poor family will have manure spread on three sides of their property throughout the year. Of course this proposed facility is under the limit of 2500 hogs to require a permit by 20 hogs, so no one was notified. They will run 2 sets of hogs through the facility each year, 4960 hogs. This will produce over 660,000 gallons of liquid waste to be stored in a 270’ long, 70’ wide, 8’ deep lagoon. The manure will all be spread in section 13 of the Adel Township in Dallas County. My secondary concern (my primary concern is my family) is for others impacted and the county as a whole. This is terrible planning. The proposed facility lies in the center between Adel, Waukee, and Dallas Center. Dallas County is the second fastest growing county in the country. Waukee builds a new school every year. The Waukee soccer complex is a short 3.5 mile drive south. The proposed new county facilities would be 3 miles away. There is a church on highway 6 less than 3 miles away. The parking lot for the bike trail in Waukee is less than 3 miles away. The bike trail from Waukee to Dallas Center that was just completed, and is well used, is less than 100 yards. All of these items are outside the limits set by the legislature, but all will be affected. The county web site has maps indicating the entire core from Waukee to Adel and DC is anticipated residential with a regional commercial core where this is located. The long range planning has a western bypass that ties into the highway 5 bypass going right by this facility less than half a mile. Maybe this is what they mean by regional commercial. The map shows a 3/4 mile swath from R16 to R22 just north of 270th street. In a conversation I had w/ the county, it was stated this owner plans to build several (no number or location was given) in Dallas County. He can put facilities of this size every ½ mile without a permit because they will all be considered individual units under the size required to be permitted. I can’t believe this is what the citizens of Dallas County want, or what the planning organizations spend their time working on simply to be ignored. The problem primarily lies in the fact that local control is not allowed. In almost every other aspect of governance, local control is preferred and advocated for by the Iowa legislature. Big Ag controls the legislature and the DNR. Talk to your rep. Talk to your senator. Get local control for issues that affect you and your neighbors.
Savannah Ashour at Storm King Art Center
Marlene Lipson February 20, 2014 at 09:27 am
Sounds like a nice, reasonably interesting person. But this profile belongs in a Brooklyn Patch, notRead More Forest Hills. Please profile creative people in Forest Hills! I know several.
Catherine Crawford February 20, 2014 at 11:30 am
Fantastic! Send any contact information to me at catherine.crawford@patch.com and I'll profile themRead More right away! Love Forest Hills!
Marlene Lipson February 22, 2014 at 04:55 pm
Thanks for understanding neighborhood pride! I'll send you a message.
Roberto Soto February 7, 2014 at 10:04 am
Read all about it: City Island Images - www.cimages.me/node/4567/
Steve Ragan February 7, 2014 at 10:10 am
New kid on the block - Gun Hill Brewing http://www.gunhillbrewing.com/
Rich Sixpak February 7, 2014 at 10:16 am
www.montaukbrewingco.com/ If you want to check it out.
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