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Unfortunately, I believe unless completely rejuvenated, that the union bargaining position has been undermined in this country and valley, by the national economy and automation. When a company closes up shop as an alternative to labor concessions, the whole region loses out as well as the bargaining employees. I am feeling very sympathetic to the affected employees because sacrificing their livelihood to support the continued struggle for good paying jobs in this valley is what they just did. In the long term will they find better jobs than were being offered or will they find worse? I hope they all find better jobs. At what point, of loss, does the membership make this decision?
February 28, 2015 at 4:35 p.m.
It does sound there is nothing more the union can do...
February 28, 2015 at 3:44 p.m.
As bumbling as President Obama has been, President Bush was far more disastrous to this country. He allowed 9/11 to happen which killed 3000+ citizens. He followed that up by killing thousands of more soldiers and untold hundreds of thousands of Iraqis and Afghans. All of the efforts since 9/11 have been almost a total failure to date and have put this country, and our allies, in a tenable position with the rest of the world. At the same time, he did nothing to stop the financial crisis of 2007 and 2008. In fact, its almost too coincidental how the housing crisis and failed economy helped Cheney's buddies to come into the US and buy up oil rights all over the place for a song. Jeb Bush my patoot. Blame your brother Jeb. However, the democrats had better get a new front-runner besides Hillary, because not that many people are excited about her either. This is the time for new political blood to emerge. I believe for once, people have had about enough of the same old same old, US political dynasties.
February 26, 2015 at 4:35 p.m.
Sean O'Brien will do nothing but apologize for the industry and ODNR.
February 5, 2015 at 8:39 a.m.
What, they have a kitchen and a personal cook at the BOE building? Seriously?
January 27, 2015 at 2:20 p.m.
Richard Lewis, you are a complete ass. If you have any doubts, just know it is true... :) Betram does his job by reporting public salaries when they are relevant. Give him credit for writing about something other than the OakRidge boys every Sunday....
I suspected that Mrs. Hagan had very little adaptability for being in public office, so far it appears I am right. But hey, electing bad politicians is almost always what Youngstown does. Nothing new here folks, move along.
January 19, 2015 at 9:03 a.m.
By Mr. Gilliam's logic, all of the plethora of grants received in low to moderate income neighborhoods should be shared with middle and upper class neighborhoods as well. I like it. Now I can get my middle class street paved. Yay! Artis for President!
January 11, 2015 at 8:09 p.m.
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January 7, 2015 at 11:43 a.m.
This is the first good news in a long time I have heard coming out of the WRPA. Perhaps Mr. Covelli and Mr. Moliterno, and other new members are really making a difference for the board. Happy New Year!
January 1, 2015 at 11:12 a.m.
Perhaps you should have "thought" in a mindful way to look into the prison contract, prior to the actual awarding of it. I see you were "doing everything you could", in between your appearances as the renowned book author... http://www.cbsnews.com/news/ohio-cong... and your vacationing and fundraising in Florida.
I congratulate you on your national notoriety. Your the best.
December 30, 2014 at 6:06 p.m.