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More companies leave Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber

Published: Tue, April 5, 2011 @ 3:33 p.m.

YOUNGSTOWN — Three more companies have left the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber as a result of the chamber board's endorsement of Senate Bill 5, and one has renewed its membership.

Last week, Gov. John Kasich signed the bill, which will curtail some collective bargaining rights of public employees.

Early this week, two Youngstown law firms, Heller, Maas, Moro & Magill Co., L.P.A., and Green Haines Sgambati Co., L.P.A., sent letters to the chamber terminating their memberships.

The Mocha House, a cafe with locations in Warren and Boardman, has also canceled its membership.

On Monday, Timothy Ryan, president of Ryan Alternative Staffing, Inc., sent a letter to the chamber and The Vindicator stating his support for the chamber.

For the complete story, read Wednesday's Vindicator and Vindy.com


1dees2cents(38 comments)posted 5 years, 3 months ago

Good job Mocha House, I will be sure to thank you when I come in the next time.

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2tookie(64 comments)posted 5 years, 3 months ago

I guess I won't be going to the Mocha House anymore. This works both ways. Union bullying at its worst.

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3cambridge(4132 comments)posted 5 years, 3 months ago

Jessiedavid....You and all your little friends should put anti union pickets at the nonunion grocery stores. Remember how well it worked last time?

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4DIMABA(1 comment)posted 5 years, 3 months ago


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5Millie(192 comments)posted 5 years, 3 months ago

Take your marbles and go home - what cowards or maybe they are just trying to cut their overhead. Membership in the Chamber is not cheap. Who are these companies going to call for help in the future? Like the Chamber or not, they served the Valley in expanding our business base.

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6nojimbo(286 comments)posted 5 years, 3 months ago

Look, the nimrod Chamber President Humphries rushed through a vote on this when the smart course of action was to remain neutral.

In fact, there was a tacit understanding that the Chamber would not get involved in partisan issues so as to retain the cooperation of both management and union oriented groups.

Blame the pinhead Humphries for starting all this over SB5. Lord knows we need to focus on bringing in and creating jobs in this area. Thanks to Kasich lap dog Tom though, we get months and months of war over SB5 and no progress toward jobs.

Way to go Mr. Humphries. How about on your tombstone we write, "A divider not a uniter".

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7peacelover(839 comments)posted 5 years, 3 months ago

Posts 9 and 10 - excellent. I will continue to patronize the Mocha House with much pleasure. Ever had the spanakopita? it's delicious.

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8JME(802 comments)posted 5 years, 3 months ago


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9oldmillspice(160 comments)posted 5 years, 3 months ago

I bet you will drive on roads that are UNION paved.
sometimes ya just dont have a choice

Try finding a car that has no parts from a UNION shop. Hmmm I think Honda cars are built by non union folks

Don't drive over any bridges made with UNION iron workers.
Again ya dont have a choice

Make sure none of the groceries were trucked in with union drivers. Or from a union warehouse.
Most drivers hauling goods are non union

Don't call the police some of them are union
If in Y-town ya have to wait hours for a cop to come anyway unless ya say shots fired

Hope you arent using Hewlett-Packard computer. OH darn they are union also
Maybe so but all their parts are ALL made in China.
After paying the Union thugs for over 30 years I'm glad I'm out of that situation. The last 15 years, We had to pay into our Health care No raises to speak of as it went to health care and give backs to a very profitable company. As far as I am concerned Unions once had a good idea , as it is now , they are nothing but crooks ! just like government.

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10redvert(2240 comments)posted 5 years, 3 months ago

cambridge wrote:

Jessiedavid....You and all your little friends should put anti union pickets at the nonunion grocery stores. Remember how well it worked last time?

Now that would mean that the NON UNION pickets will picket stores that are already NON UNION. Daaahhh!!!

Boy, are you smoking that cheap Mexican stuff again???

Course I guess it is difficult to think straight with the financial situation california is in..... With all the new taxes in your future you need to be careful with you funds.

Seriously, haven't heard from you lately, how things going?

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11cambridge(4132 comments)posted 5 years, 3 months ago

It seems not long ago there was a nonunion grocery store being picketed by a local union.

A group of anti union people decided to help out the store owner so the set up anti union pickets at the store. Then the store closed.

The End.

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12cambridge(4132 comments)posted 5 years, 3 months ago

The point is that jessedavid and others are going to boycott establishments that are against SB5. He mentioned he would only shop at non union grocery stores.

There was a non union grocery store being picketed and anti union people picketed the pickets. Once the anti union people showed up the store ended up closing.

It's kind of how it works with the neocons. Just leave them to do what ever they want and they will screw it up on their own. We just had elections in November and the republicans gained seats all over the country and in Washington and in only five months they've got people that voted for them looking to sign petitions to run them out of town.

Just sit back and laugh. They'll be gone soon.

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13JME(802 comments)posted 5 years, 3 months ago

"There was a non union grocery store being picketed and anti union people picketed the pickets. Once the anti union people showed up the store ended up closing."

The one did close, but when the union pickets hit the Poland store, the anit-union people picketed the union people, and chased them off.

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14JME(802 comments)posted 5 years, 3 months ago

"In 2010, the union membership rate--the percent of wage and salary workers who were
members of a union--was 11.9 percent,"

That's not very much.


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15redvert(2240 comments)posted 5 years, 3 months ago

cambridge, we know how proud you are of the low life union pickets.

What I am looking forward to is next year when Walmart converts the South Avenue store practically next to Giant Eagle to a superstore. I wonder if old dogface or whatever his name was will put the pressure on Walmart. Can't wait to see how successful that will be.That will be good for a laugh. But, on the bright side, it will mean a lot of long term jobs (non union wage of course) for pickets. So it will not be all bad.

How is your new Gov doing? Sounds like he is considering some spending cuts. That is awful unliberal of him, don't you think? You need to go back and build some more hospitals for those illegals.

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16JME(802 comments)posted 5 years, 3 months ago

"The Ohio Chamber of Commerce is the most effective state-wide business advocacy organization in Ohio. We work hard every day to educate state legislators and government officials about policies that will strengthen Ohio's economy and help businesses succeed"

"The Ohio Chamber of Commerce applauds Gov. John Kasich for proposing a two-year budget that, while difficult, is focused squarely on job creation and transforming government into a 21st century institution."

It would appear that the Ohio Chamber of Commerce supports Kasich's policies including SB5.

Sorry Betras, your wrong and one of the reason's the Valley is not business friendly, and why jobs are disappearing.




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