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Eddie July 20, 2014 at 06:20 pm
I could never handle that job, and I doubt any of the envious minimum wage posters here couldRead More either.
mark July 20, 2014 at 06:53 pm
ok let us get real here..LIRR unions have had no contract YET we have had 4 fare increases..howRead More about a decrease for the passengers OR will they ROCK the riders again?
Had Enuf! July 20, 2014 at 11:05 pm
Tickets, all tickets please........ That is what you get for $86k before overtime....so most ofRead More these clowns earn $120k from that plus free health benefits...plus they go Ou t on disability at. 50 years old with the help of dishonest doctors. Stopping at rockville center, Baldwin, Freeport, merrick, belllmore, wantagh, seaford, massapequa, massapequa park, amityville, copaigue, lindenhurst , and babylon. Change at babylon for the train to to speonk... Whew...can I get benefits for life for that talent?
Gabe Gonsalves July 21, 2014 at 09:43 am
for those who not use the railroad daily.......ride it for a week and you will see why we all gradeRead More it a C or less
TomTuttle July 21, 2014 at 10:36 am
Mr DeMarco, I can certainly see your point of view. I understand the problems you have pointed outRead More but are these problems only with business' that have a Union workforce? I think not. For the comment about 100 years ago. 100 years ago is when it started, it still goes on today. Why do you think most company's in this country want to send all their labor to country's where the average pay rate is .25 cents and a bowl of rice? They do not care for what we care for in this country and the issues that started the Union Movement in the first place. Those country's are behind just like the US was at one time. You think the biggest employer in the US Walmart isn't using the same threats against it's workers at every chance it gets to scare them out of never joining a Union and taking advantage of their time punching a clock? Guess what...the biggest employer in the US is creating that very situation that others faced 100 years ago. And you spoke about deriving revenues and the excess becoming tax increases. How much tax increase is off shooted to the public when a company not only but like Walmart does not pay its works a fair wage?The number would astound you. Because of their suppression we as a community use our tax money to pay those employees for housing,food,schooling,clothing for those employees who cannot pay for basic needs to live all the while,working as many hours as they are given. Does that sound like 100 years ago? It sure does and it's happening right in front of all of us in the 21st century.
Robert Demarco July 21, 2014 at 10:57 am
You are absolutely correct about the Walmarts of the country, but consider this: my family has aRead More Volkswagen, three Hyundais, and a Ford. The VW was built in Tennessee, with non-union labor, where the UAW just lost an election to unionize. The Hyundais were built in Alabama, also with non-union labor. The Ford was built in Mexico. It is difficult for the American car makers to compete with the foreigns because od excessive costs, especially legacy costs. I have family in NC, where cops, teachers, etc, with no unions, make the prevailing wage in the area, in other words, no $150K cops. Because public employee salaries are reasonable, taxes are low, the government is non-intrusive (not trying to bleed every dollar out of the citizens), and most working people lead a decent life. On the LIRR, with its excessive compensation, even that was not enough for these workers. As someone else wrote here, 98% of them felt they were entitled to disability pensions. This case stands on its own merits.
Kevin B July 19, 2014 at 02:57 pm
Ho Ho Ho. Gov. Cuomo saves the day. Fixed! Election Day and his potential re-election is lessRead More than 4 months away. He thinks John Q. Public won't know who has who in their back pockets. Then there is that Public Relations clown Schumer who said they should wait 2 months to strike. Great idea! All the teachers will go back to work, schools in session, adding more traffic. DiBlasio was the only one who said this was the best time if there were to be a strike. He was the only one who actually gave it some thought.
i want to be proud of my town July 20, 2014 at 02:04 am
Are the lirr workers responsible for repairing upholstery?
Robert Demarco July 20, 2014 at 05:54 pm
m sure that repairing the seats on the LIRR is a union position? What non-management positions onRead More the LIRR are not union jobs?
Ben B July 17, 2014 at 12:14 pm
Ben B July 17, 2014 at 12:15 pm
Worth reading if you want to see how dysfunctional and corrupt the LIRR is.Read More http://www.amazon.com/The-Gravy-Train-Inside-Island/dp/155395484X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1405613634&sr=8-1&keywords=gravy+train+lirr
Ben B July 17, 2014 at 12:17 pm
Patch file photo.
FedUpRealist July 16, 2014 at 02:51 pm
Earl...Know the facts before you spew....Look up how much Bill Gates donates and how manyRead More non-profits he funds...Then get back to me here please...
FedUpRealist July 16, 2014 at 02:52 pm
Earl...Know the facts before you spew....Look up how much Bill Gates donates and how manyRead More non-profits he funds...Then write your retraction...
Bruce July 17, 2014 at 07:21 am
Ahh the Bilderberg group NY wing revealed.
FedUpRealist July 20, 2014 at 11:00 am
OK, everyone, wanna be townie' has set the rules...Let's make sure we all follow HIS demands!!!
FedUpRealist July 20, 2014 at 11:33 am
OK, everyone, wanna be townie' has set the rules...Let's make sure we all follow HISRead More 'instructions'!!! (just like a true 'Big Brother')...
Robert Demarco July 20, 2014 at 05:52 pm
Rants are for the folks who call WFAN to complain about their teams.
Robert Demarco July 17, 2014 at 12:44 pm
Jack, Wilhelm is not a commie, and he's not a Marxist. He is a "Progressive".
Harriet Brown July 17, 2014 at 01:59 pm
The strike has been averted. There is an agreement. Cuomo finally did his job.
JMG July 17, 2014 at 09:17 pm
Cuomo didn't do anything. Just came in and took credit. Delbasio is a complete jackass
Gregory Cortelyou July 12, 2014 at 06:49 am
Would it be too much to ask for a great store like Fairway to open closer to the south shore? We gotRead More nothing! Thank you.
Pat July 12, 2014 at 08:48 am
Totally agree.I like all the above grocery stores, but rarely go up there. What's wrong with theRead More South Shore. Well, at least we are finally getting a Target nearby and I'm happy about that!!
April July 12, 2014 at 12:56 pm
Can't wait for the new Fairway! I used to go to the one in Plainview when I was living inRead More Levittown/East Meadow. Then we moved to Suffolk about 5 years ago and the last time I was there was before I left Nassau. Hopefully they'll expand and add one on the south shore in Suffolk.
Eddie July 11, 2014 at 05:33 pm
Perhaps $90K which includes overtime. Less than a NYC garbageman.
Hamburger July 12, 2014 at 09:12 am
Unsustainable economic model. Unions = bankruptcy
G July 14, 2014 at 04:53 pm
Some new news on this front: today's talks in NYC just broke down and the union bosses are tellingRead More members to begin to wind down operations starting July 16th, ahead of the July 20th strike deadline. It's being reported that the bosses have told the members that the presidential panel blessed their offer and the bosses promised that they will accept nothing less. That's not entirely true, however. The presidential panel only chooses among the two "final" offers submitted by each side at the time, which included 11% raises over 6 years by the LIRR. It doesn't mean the panel agrees with the union offer, only that it preferred that offer compared to the LIRR offer of 11% at that time. It's entirely possible given the latest LIRR offer of 17% over 7 years, the panel might choose that one today instead. In addition, word has gotten around political circles about the union bosses promises and many are seriously ticked off at them since those promises painted the bosses into a corner during negotiations. That's why there's a stalemate in the current negotiations, because the bosses can't make any concessions without breaking their promise. If there really is a strike, expect the pols to look to get back at the unions in the future since the bosses are causing too much unnecessary trouble right now.
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Chloe Paltrow July 11, 2014 at 02:55 am
It is really appreciable that the research is going on about the technique “applied behaviorRead More analysis” for autistic patients or children with autism. Orthodontists are in this research to evolve the behavioral interventions which is necessary for the improvement of autistic behavior though there are many therapies which are invented to fight back autism. HBOT (Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy) is one of them, if you want to know more this therapy then please go through http://www.oxyhealth.com/hyperbaric_therapy.html It will make you understand that besides behavioral therapy we have some weapons to fight back this neurological as well as genetic disorder because autism is strongly based on genetic.
Brian Burke June 29, 2014 at 11:15 am
Label clearly says chocolate peanut butter!! On the top and the side! Get a life people if youRead More cannot read.
Peter Lewitin June 30, 2014 at 07:22 am
Brian?
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Christopher Wendt June 11, 2014 at 07:31 am
@ Frank re: "I always wanted to understand why the LI region is not using MORE freightRead More trains..." Modern rail freight is "intermodal", meaning truck trailers riding piggyback on flatbed rail cars (as opposed to loading the cargo in railroad "boxcars"). To work efficiently, the truck trailers are double-stacked on the flatbed rail cars, and the tunnels connecting Long Island with the rest of the country are not tall enough to allow double-stacked piggyback freight loads to come to LI. What little railroad freight comes to LI is shipped across NY Harbor into Brooklyn, on barges, or comes in the old boxcars. But there are very few places to unload boxcars full of freight on LI, and doing so requires too much labor and time. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The other problems with rail freight on LI are (1) virtually NOTHING from LI requires rail freight shipping OFF LI, making freight trains, here, a one-way proposition, which is costly, and, (2) Even if everything made or grown outside of LI came here on freight trains, all of it would still require TRUCK transport all over the Island in order to get it to consumers. LI does not have the infrastructure or network of Distribution Centers and truck terminals to handle that activity, plus, that kind of activity would not help with truck congestion and pollution. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I hope this makes some sense for you.
Christopher Wendt June 11, 2014 at 07:31 am
@ Frank re: "I always wanted to understand why the LI region is not using MORE freightRead More trains..." Modern rail freight is "intermodal", meaning truck trailers riding piggyback on flatbed rail cars (as opposed to loading the cargo in railroad "boxcars"). To work efficiently, the truck trailers are double-stacked on the flatbed rail cars, and the tunnels connecting Long Island with the rest of the country are not tall enough to allow double-stacked piggyback freight loads to come to LI. What little railroad freight comes to LI is shipped across NY Harbor into Brooklyn, on barges, or comes in the old boxcars. But there are very few places to unload boxcars full of freight on LI, and doing so requires too much labor and time. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The other problems with rail freight on LI are (1) virtually NOTHING from LI requires rail freight shipping OFF LI, making freight trains, here, a one-way proposition, which is costly, and, (2) Even if everything made or grown outside of LI came here on freight trains, all of it would still require TRUCK transport all over the Island in order to get it to consumers. LI does not have the infrastructure or network of Distribution Centers and truck terminals to handle that activity, plus, that kind of activity would not help with truck congestion and pollution. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I hope this makes some sense for you.
al June 11, 2014 at 08:22 am
Mr Wendt re: Intermodal- In the 80's the LIRR started to get some special equipment that would allowRead More for truck trailers to be hooked up to freight engines. I remember that there was at least one place on the "Main" line on a "WYE" in Farmingdale that was equipped with a lifting device that would remove the trailers from these special devices and place on the road (Budwiser and several other companies used them for a while). Though they were not stacked, they did work. The MTA never really pushed this service. The special devices kept the trailers low so the trains made it thry the tunnels. Yes we do not manufacture enough to warrant freight service off the Island but aren't the truck trailers going off island empty anyway. Once there were freight yards on the Island (Westbury, Garden City, Hicksville, Farmingdale and out in Brookhaven to name a few) but in at least two have been converted to shopping centers, and two converted to garbage transfer stations. The MTA even built a freight car repair facility at the old Holban? classification yard, kept it working for two years and then tore it down (used the property to build their big passenger car repair facility).
Hipockets June 6, 2014 at 07:51 am
"The only way to beat the horses is with a whip." Quote from a gambler that lost it all..
Patch adams June 6, 2014 at 09:24 pm
Getty up
mary ann June 6, 2014 at 10:29 pm
Too bad I didn't hear about this yesterday! It's Friday night now at 10:30 pm so I guess it's over.Read More It would be nice to get info like this on a timely basis (like a week in advance). I'll keep it in mind for next year...I have advance notice now.
Ralph A. June 5, 2014 at 09:17 am
I agree 100% with the alcohol ban on trains, etc. However, people are already drunk before they getRead More on the train.
CAPICU June 5, 2014 at 11:17 am
Standing on the Railroad platform, I sip some booze to stop the blues and watch the trains comeRead More flying thru. The Railroad said that it’s ok, if I choose to sip the booze on Saturday.
Truth teller June 5, 2014 at 12:11 pm
Although I love the horses , and my granddaughter is an accomplished horsewoman , this is why weRead More don't go to the race .The drunks spoil it for everyone.
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Mark Bellantoni June 5, 2014 at 06:39 am
Caldor was the walmart of yesterday. I was on the executive payroll & opened several stores backRead More in the eighties. Caldor also owned many subsides that were used to supply the retail stores also Caldor sold merchandise to sears & other retailers through there subsides. There were no family members intrested in taking over the business so Carl sold. After that it was all downhill. The subsidies were sold the stores were buying direct & had no clue. That was the beginning of the end. Most walmart stores in the tri state area are in former Caldor locations. Caldor once had a monopoly in the tri state area. But Good things never last long....
confectioner June 6, 2014 at 01:37 pm
Worked in the Caldor buying dept in 88-90, good old Glover ave- no one was more aggressive onRead More pricing with so little stock, they would still be taking rainchecks. Ames, Bradlees, Zayre's and Caldor were so concerned with each other they didn't react to Wal-Mart and Target moving into the area. Caldor had 120 stores mostly in NE and Atlantic States.
Craig R June 7, 2014 at 04:07 pm
Fisher's Big Wheel in Old Saybrook.
Tom Baxter checks out his new business suit at the Suffolk County One-Stop Employment Center.
Etaoin June 3, 2014 at 12:49 pm
The clothing is all donated by individuals and businesses, including Men's Wear House.
mary ann June 4, 2014 at 09:29 am
I think it's great! I notice the man in the picture is a military fellow and this will be a greatRead More help to all those men and women who have done service for their country. It's important to have an "interview suit" for both men and women. Good luck to all those seeking jobs.
CAPICU June 4, 2014 at 11:51 am
Tells you a lot about the military. Most come back penniless, injured (physically and mentally) andRead More with job skills not needed by the private sector.
Patch File Photo
Lido resident May 23, 2014 at 10:29 am
Or what republicans call "job killing regulations"
Mar May 23, 2014 at 06:13 pm
Yes, pet parents, would you prefer guardians of these precious babies.
carol wendell May 24, 2014 at 01:08 am
About time theses products are off our shelves. Now how about getting rid of Hartz products. So manyRead More animal have died from their flea products.
Christopher Wendt May 16, 2014 at 11:55 am
I find it humorous and sad that the headline of this piece says: "Help Wanted: MarketingRead More Professionals", yet the graphic, immediately below says: "Help Wanted: PARKING LOT ATTENDANT" circled in red marker. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Of course, reading the duties and specifications in some of the jobs listed casts serious doubt on the use of the phrase, "Marketing Professionals". Hofstra and The Islanders both seem to need Roadies or Stage Hands more than "marketing" "professionals"; but Hofstra probably does not grant BS degrees for roadies or show hands.
Christopher Wendt May 16, 2014 at 11:56 am
I find it humorous and sad that the headline of this piece says: "Help Wanted: MarketingRead More Professionals", yet the graphic, immediately below says: "Help Wanted: PARKING LOT ATTENDANT" circled in red marker. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Of course, reading the duties and specifications in some of the jobs listed casts serious doubt on the use of the phrase, "Marketing Professionals". Hofstra and The Islanders both seem to need Roadies or Stage Hands more than "marketing" "professionals"; but Hofstra probably does not grant BS degrees for roadies or show hands.
The inside of a long-dead mall, as photographed by Seph Lawless for his new book "Black Friday."
Patchogue May 12, 2014 at 09:39 pm
We are over stored. Need to create real jobs.
Madeleine Fix-Hansen May 13, 2014 at 08:18 am
I am working on this subject (slowly & in spurts) in Columbus, Ohio. In 2002, I made aRead More casual/rough stortytelling video, "Twilight at Northland". It's a monologue for the most part - about my aunt, who was employed as the Information Lady at a mall that was closing down around her. Please watch & let me know what you think?: http://vimeo.com/71038359. email: almagarnett@gmail.com.
Sal Anthony May 14, 2014 at 05:17 pm
Tj only shops online blah blah blah your a racist towards malls
Jim D’Addario, CEO, D’Addario & Company. Credit: D’Addario & Company
mike.trezza May 2, 2014 at 09:33 pm
Wow, what a negative bunch! Isn't gaining 30 jobs better than losing 30? And if local governmentRead More doesn't offer tax breaks, companies don't come here, or don't stay here. Get it? And part of Farmingdale is in Suffolk, Town of Babylon. So, no they don't mean FarmingVILLE, they mean FarmingDALE.
Scott Roberts May 3, 2014 at 03:49 pm
Good job D'adario. They provide jobs and health insurance. Plus local recognition and visitorsRead More to factory from all over the world Giving back to Long Island.
Victor Calderone May 16, 2014 at 10:04 am
Farmingdale is a border town. Smth Street is on the Suffolk side(east farmingdale)
brookhavenconfucius June 2, 2014 at 12:47 pm
We need a Mussolini, ? Well The Regime Leader has picked the negotiating board, so you know howRead More THAT is going to turn out, don't we ? BUT BARAK AIN'T NO MUSSOLINI !
rita June 2, 2014 at 08:51 pm
I don't understand why there was a MTA tax on our property taxes in Suffolk County. I still thinkRead More the tax is illegal, and there are only two trains that run on the East End of long island to NYC. I thought this tax was being disputed.
brookhavenconfucius June 3, 2014 at 04:01 am
WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN ? GET OUT OF YOUR IPHONE AND WAKE UP ? DON'T YOU LOOK AT YOUR TAX BILL BEFORERead More YOU PAY IT ? SHEEEEEPLE, YOU ARE BEING TAKEN TO THE CLEANERS, WAAAAAAAAAKE UPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP !
brookhavenconfucius April 28, 2014 at 10:39 am
AND when the warm season begins in Port Jefferson, you can cross ALL OF THOSE restaurants there, offRead More your list !
Allison Escoto April 28, 2014 at 01:54 pm
Yay! I love restaurant week!
lovetobbq April 29, 2014 at 06:39 am
Not me!!! Restaurant.com offers more choices with better deals ALL the time.
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