4 responses

  1. Chris
    November 27, 2013

    Thanks for posting this. I am a parent of a child at Spruce Street. The protest is obnoxious. It’s beyond frustrating the city can’t do anything about it. It’s like the union workers get a free pass to be thugs. I can’t get Margaret Chin or her deputies to call me back about this and 311 is useless. I thought free speech was free until it infringed on others?

  2. @GREGORYABUTLER
    November 28, 2013

    Chris – I'm a union carpenter. How exactly are my brothers and sisters and I "thugs"? Because we're exercising our democratic right to protest against contractors that underpay our non union fellow tradesmen? That sounds more like "altruism" to me – because we're standing up on behalf of others less fortunate for ourselves. Dude, we live in a DEMOCRACY and we have the right to protest.

  3. anthonybelisarioLU926
    November 28, 2013

    I am a union carpenter as well and I have picketed at 33 beekman st…we are there to better the trades…are you american do you support america do you want Mexicans and other imogrints coming here and taking work from Americans no its our right to be there and we will stay there until they better that site

  4. Danny
    December 2, 2013

    Keep up the load protest my fellow union brothers & sisters. I live across the street & work midnight shift. And am proud you are there. Don’t listen to these fools complaining. These were same idiots, who had no problem with Occupy Wall St. That was ok ? But hard working people looking for a fair shake are ” thugs”. They should take kids down & explain to them what is going on. This way maybe, just maybe. We have a shot in future!

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