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Old 08-23-2010, 08:35 PM
 
Location: Mt Washington: NELA
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Some interesting positions you are taking, but I am not making the connections.

Employers agree to pay into pension, healthcare, et al via their Union Agreements. They certainly aren't forced to do anything, not by the Union or anyone else. And more jobs = higher taxes? You'll have to explain that one to me. It's work and everyone needs to work. How could that be a bad thing?

My powers do not include being able to identify the banner people. I was assuming you were talking about people from the Carpenters Union. Got something against 60-year old women...??

We the taxpayers are funding construction of schools because the need is critical. Same thing goes for the bridges and other infrastructure. Angelenos VOTED for Proposition BB (perhaps you didn't, but it did pass). Are you saying we don't need new schools?

And do non-Union Contractors or their Associations sponsor programs like Helmets to Hardhats? I guess it can't be a Union gig because your taxes didn't go up.

United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America - Helmets to Hardhats

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You telling me that the 2 60+ year old women that are sitting on the sidewalk are holding a banner are part of the carpenters union? Many employers don't offer health coverage. But all employers have workers comp insurance. Why should employers be forced to fund someones retirement account. Most places in the world don't do that.

Thank you for bringing up the Union contract with the LAUSD. Big problem in this state is that the UNIONs are bankrupting it. We are building schools because no other jobs are available. Elected officials in this state are beholden to the Unions. Since no jobs are happening you created them. Thank you very much for that. We all get to pay for that in higher taxes.
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Old 08-24-2010, 11:53 AM
 
Location: Living on the Coast in Oxnard CA
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LAUSD just built 3 new schools within the last few years. The total cost is over $1billion for those 3 schools. The current one that is in the news cost almost $600million to build. The remainder of the nation is looking at the LAUSD as wastefull. For comparison, in Orange County they built a new school recently for $50million. Then again maybe they like putting their money into teaching kids and not building a palace.
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Old 08-24-2010, 04:33 PM
 
Location: Mt Washington: NELA
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I thought we were talking Unions. No matter.

This from Buildings Magazine:

Over the next several years, the district will complete the construction of approximately 150 new schools, as well as more than 70 classroom addition projects, at a price tag of $11.7 billion to accommodate its substantial growth in student population, and undertake an aggressive, $7.5-billion modernization, upgrade, and repair program to address the aging buildings throughout LAUSD’s 800-plus campuses.

Growth Spurt at LAUSD

I can only assume you do not live in the City, much less go anywhere near it. New school construction is everywhere. Many of these jobs are absolutely HUGE. It isn't even worth debating.

Here are some sites that come to mind (though there are many, many more):

61st and Central
4127 E Cesar Chavez
46th and Western
3200 Washington (near Vermont)
831 Bonnie Beach (near City Terrace)
South Region HS #7 (South Gate, but part of LAUSD)
Monte Vista ES (not far from my house) got additional classrooms
Aldama ES (ditto)
Central Region Elementary #14 (the numbered schools would be a clue that there have been more than '...3 new schools within the last few years.')

And I'm not even mentioning the numerous existing schools that have had additions, make-overs and other improvements done.

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LAUSD just built 3 new schools within the last few years. The total cost is over $1billion for those 3 schools. The current one that is in the news cost almost $600million to build. The remainder of the nation is looking at the LAUSD as wastefull. For comparison, in Orange County they built a new school recently for $50million. Then again maybe they like putting their money into teaching kids and not building a palace.
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Old 04-01-2015, 03:43 PM
 
Location: P.C.F
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How the HECK did a thread come up on its own that is 5 flipping years old.. The economy has since then TAKEN OFF>>>>
Its Flying and this thread is Totally Irrelavent
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Old 04-01-2015, 03:54 PM
 
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How the HECK did a thread come up on its own that is 5 flipping years old.. The economy has since then TAKEN OFF>>>>
Its Flying and this thread is Totally Irrelavent
The thread didn't come up on it's own, you posted in it, reviving the thread.
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Old 04-01-2015, 11:31 PM
 
Location: West Hollywood, CA
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the thread didn't come up on it's own, you posted in it, reviving the thread.
lollol
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