Go to work and stop your crying. If you don't like what Wegmans is offering, go to work for someone else. That is what is great about America. Freedom.
Thank god, this NIMBY garbage needs to stop. When a developer comes along with a GOOD development plan and gets this level of hassle from the community, how are we ever going to turn things around in Rochester?
Christine – I agree. Why would anyone suspect City of stacking the deck by their coverage of the Morgan project merely because Ms. Towler has already stated her NIMBY opposition to their proposal? Or because City recently opted for repetitive use of a photo of the Eastman House’s Mr. Barnes despite having used neutral photos of the property in past reports? Or because the Eastman House’s land grab is given current and repeated coverage whereas the opposition from the property owner is relegated to the occasional past mention buried deep within an article?
Thanks for your comments. I fixed the post so it includes the correct info for the proposed raise.
It was just not the issue of 18% over six years, the wording in the contract needs to be redefined . It's also about Wegmans taking work from us and giving it to outside vendors, taking delays away which means loss of money, there are times when you break down and your stuck for hours we would normally get paid road delay, or going to pickup a backhaul and having to wait hours on end for the load which we would normally get paid for. Lets not forget the middle man nothing in the contract for them! The Wegmans family wants to take money from us , would they like it if someone took money from them? The Pension is huge for a lot of member's who have put the time and money in and have 25-29 years in and get nothing! is that right?
18% is a six year raise and that is the only money some of these guys will see from their pension. There is no moving over to Wegmans Retirement it is starting over with Wegmans Retirement. The only ones talking strike are Wegmans themselves. None of the Union members have said strike. The rejection of any offer gives the Union that right so this was not a special vote to also strike.
Today’s lesson, boys and girls, is on Plastics, itsy bitsy, teeny weeny, bits of plastics. Where besides oceans can you find them? Great Lakes, that’s right! And who put them there? We did, that’s right. And, are they likely to make fish and our drinking water healthier? No, boys and girls, they will not.
The amount of entitlement demonstrated by the GEH is absolutely appalling and embarrassing. I went to the meeting they held on this last year - their biggest reason for opposing Morgan Management was because their "viewscape" is apparently in danger and they need more parking. Downtown is already 50-60% parking; the last thing this city needs is more goddamn parking lots. The GEH is angry because they had a chance to acquire this property but were "asleep at the wheel" (those were the exact words the director used.) So now because of their past carelessness they're acting like a bunch of entitled crybabies. Get over yourselves.
your election guide is a joke, yes return the same old same old. fill in our inner loop spend 20 million dollars on a beauty project?? spend 30 million dollars on condos in a public park??? the list goe s on and on with these city council members maybe the problem is they are all lawyers. they sell off rochester piece by piece to developers but you suppor this because they fund your paper!!!yes richards is behind all this with his buddy duffy!!!
Sorry, Ben Lewis. The conspiracy doesn't hold water. We have written about the GEH's failed attempt to acquire the property more than once. Here's one such story: http://www.rochestercitynewspaper.com/roch…
And another: http://www.rochestercitynewspaper.com/roch…
As for the art? It was all I had available at the moment I put up the piece.
Interesting that every time City posts an article about the Morgan Project we see the same mug shot of Mr. Barnes. But we never hear about how the Eastman House had a chance to obtain the property in question but lost out after attempting to double shuffle the current property owners, the veterans group Monroe Voiture (who by the way now oppose the Eastman House’s efforts).
To darlingdyan: The purpose of our website is to foster a discussion of issues. We routinely delete comments that are personal attacks against other commenters.
Hey City--Your censorship of this conversation is pretty agregious, especially for an "alternative" paper. Let the people have their dialogue without your petty interference.
ROCstar--your comments sound a lot like what Molly said to Jim Lawrence, detailed in his editorial, "Molly Takes Exception". http://blogs.democratandchronicle.com/edit…
Glad all you City Hall "turnoutforTom" operatives are using the same talking points. Message discipline is key for these astroturf efforts. ROCStar, everyone knows you are the man behind the curtain.
Nice to know that there's a lot if sheep in Rochester
You asked a specific question of me, allow me to give a specific answer. You asked whether I thought Lovely Warren was ready to be Mayor. The answer is an absolute yes! In fact, more qualified than Bill Johnson was after running the Urban League...more qualified than Bob Duffy, who ran a paramilitary organization as a police chief. More qualified than Maggie Brooks who was a county clerk, and, more qualified by her 6 years on council, and 4 as council president than Tom Richards, who ran a utility was when he took office.
The reason is that she has woked in the legislative branch of city government and knows that side well. She now, in a strong mayor city, can work between the legislative and executive departments to create a better Rochester.
I believe that whe will be a collaborative and outreaching Mayor. I believe that she will have challenges, but, she is an agent of change when we need one. Someone said..."this is the end of the "smugtown" era of Rochester...the era when white business people told the city what to do and how"...I agree with that assessment!
The Democrat and Chronicle got it right with their endorsement editorial today. Now, we should all rally around Lovely and work together to make a better Rochester. I fear that the current attempt to derail her election will damage the Democratic party for years to come.
ROCStar, you are asking me how do I know, who is part of their campaign?
This is the answer below:
1. I am a concerned citizen of this city
2. I am curious about anything political around this environment
3. It became an open secret, about who is who in this campaign due to the different mistakes Richards’ supporters made.
Thank you for asking.
Not a big deal, Chris Fien?
-UNICON is a nonprofit, and as such, is barred from political activity...but I guess those pesky IRS rules are for the other guys.
-The Independence Party has not filed a single disclosure report since their Turn Out fundraising campaign. That's a criminal offense which you've neglected to report.
-Gary Walker wrote both the Corryn op-ed and the ambiguous Richards statements--a troubling conflict.
I'm not sure why anyone has a hard time figuring out what's going on with Tom Richards. He seems to be the man who said he'd be Mayor IF the local Dems did the work to get him elected. For the re-election, I get the sense that Monroe County Dems promised to reinstall him as Mayor...again with Richards doing next to nothing.
Two things come into question. Was Richards unable to participate in his own campaign because of serious family issues? And does an aversion to campaigning make a candidate less worthy of holding office? I don't k now the answers to either question but I will say candidates should at least exhibit some passion and excitement about what they are doing. Richards has always been too lifeless for my liking.
I believe the primary results tell the story. While Lovely was out engaging with the people, Richards was occupied with family matters. So, while Richards is vaguely toying with the voters, it should not be forgotten the Richards has already lost the primary. The voters just weren't that interested in Richards. Only the media and a few political insiders seem interested in attempting to perform CPR on the Richards campaign.
It is time the citizens of Rochester end the speculation and forget about Richards. It is time to deal with reality. It is time to look at the Lovely Warren vs. Alex White race for Mayor. Who has the best and freshest ideas for Rochester? Who has the courage to debate and who will not dignify voters with a debate?
It's time to shake up Rochester. Vote Alex White.
Exactly what did Tom do. Duffy was still running Rochester through Tom. I heard one of his people that's trying to get re-elected say that he put together a great team in City Hall. All of those people are the people that Duffy put in place.
It's amazing that some people think race is never an issue. I worked for a guy that refused to promote blacks and promoted under qualified white employees. Did race have anything to do with it? After the company lost a few EEOC suits because of him, they fired him. So, race is sometimes a factor. It's not always the lowest form of discourse. I'm black and the last thing I look at is race being the reason for things. But sometimes it truthfully comes down to race whether you want to admit it or not. Isn't Molly a Democratic official in the 28th district? (I think it's 28th). If so, shouldn't she be supporting the candidate that the party is endorsing. Was Tom ready for prime time? I know he worked for RG&E. Didn't he let a foreign company take over that place? By the way I think Tom is a super nice guy. But his press conference didn't make him look good. He's an executive, right? You can't tell people to stop pushing for you to be mayor? You're going to tell me that everybody knew that they we campaigning for you, but you didn't know. Either he is totally out of the political loop or he's not telling the truth. Not a good look for Tom. Why can't he answer the question as to whether or not he would serve if elected? That was the main reason for the press conference. Like I said, not a good look for Tom. The people have spoken. Everybody should live with it.
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