Monday, December 4, 2017

Bricklayer Union not happy with CVS construction in Media, PA.


New CVS being built in Media, PA

Philadelphia Bricklayers Union (Local 1) not happy with work being done a the new CVS store on Baltimore Ave with what they site is labor from Texas.  The union goes on to question Delaware County and the Media Borough Republicans regarding their commitments to local labor, but they don't have much of anything to do with it.  There are no Republicans on Media Borough Council.

However, it does raise a good point.  With the massive amounts of construction going on in the area, what considerations are given, or even advocated for regarding local labor helping with this work?  Ultimately, it's up to the developers who finance the construction, but it would be nice if we heard some of this work going to the community. 


10 comments:

  1. The idiots on boro council would have never thought to have those questions answered. They are too worried about what kind of art will be displayed on Plum Street mall.

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  2. Fact #1: The Media Borough Planning Commission unanimously voted to recommend that Council oppose the plan submitted for this project. Fact #2: The applicant came to the Borough seeking simultaneous preliminary and final approval, which is currently an acceptable way to shotgun a project. Fact #3: Council unanimously approved the project. Fact #4: This process took more than a year. Fact #5: You weren't there for any of it. [My point... please get involved. Be the change.]

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    1. Wait! What? The planning commission OPPOSED the plan unanimously and Boro Council APPROVED the plan unanimously? Why were both parties at opposite ends? What was council's reason for approval?

      This town is seriously messed up. Something is not right with this.

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    2. Probably because the planning commission will simply deny anything put before them. Remember, they are a commission that sits around thinking about how others should use their own property. Awful concept.

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  3. Media the Media Arts Council can help the protesters paint some signs.

    When is the giant RAT gonna show up?

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  4. Another Mcmayon special with Robinson the
    Usual dissententer saying he wished they could do more for the residents that have to look at a 20 foot retaining wall
    Way to go Media Borough you sure look out
    For residents !

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  5. After the Building Trades went after Killion in last years election, the plumbers dropped money into the RTSD election, and our local state republicans in control wouldn't go against the UFCW union in the LCB privatization, why would any Republican in the county help out Labor. Two Republican Labor Members lost elections in the past three years.

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  6. Are we going to have residency requirements for workers now? That will solve the matter of illegal aliens taking local jobs. Shall our new requirements be state residency, county residency, or perhaps a 10 mile radius perhaps?

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    1. Cite your ACTUAL evidence that illegal aliens are taking these LOCAL jobs.

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  7. Not sure what games CVS's A and E firm played with media borough but the end result doesn't look good
    when will media borough get a proper staff to vet projects like this and others both commercial and residential

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