Here are some thoughts that a friend emailed to me this afternoon:
Could not help but notice the project labor agreement Nelson Thompson brought out at the last freeholder mtg. for the Vine St. school and parking garage. These agreements are designed so that non union contractors have almost no chance of being able to bid.
At least Sheppard & Dunkins voted no. Whalen & the rest voted yes without having the contract to review.
Layoffs, potential tax increases & they are shrinking the pool of potential bidders that will increase the cost of a multi million dollar project. That is the Norcross payback.
Nelson is for trade unions, NOT public employee unions. Never believe they won’t slit each others throats for the shrinking tax dollar pie. Nelsons “impeccable union credentials” are for construction labor ONLY. Thompson tells everyone who will listen how much contempt he has for Fran Smith, Pres. of UAW local 2327 who represents most county & social service workers.