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Gingersnap
11-17-2009, 01:16 PM
Union Bullies Boy Scout for Dastardly Good Deed
17-year-old's 250 of community service angers Allentown union
By TERESA MASTERSON
Updated 12:30 PM EST, Tue, Nov 17, 2009

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A 17-year-old Boy Scout worked more than 200 hours to clear a path in his local park so that people could enjoy walking and biking along the river.

Bad move Boy Scout. Now grown men who didn’t get around to doing it for a paycheck are after you.

Kevin Anderson, a junior at Southern Lehigh High School, a varsity soccer player and a Boy Scout hoping to get his Eagle Scout badge, spent 250 hours over several weeks creating a path on the partially complete 165-mile Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor that runs through Kimmets Lock Park in Allentown, reports The Morning Call.

"I decided to do my part in completing this part of the trail. In that way, others could enjoy walking along the river, without having to walk on the busy road," Anderson said in an e-mail, says The Morning Call.

But once the city’s municipal union caught wind of this do-gooder breath of fresh air, it put up a stink at Tuesday’s city council meeting. Nick Balzano, president of the local Service Employees International Unions said its considering filing a grievance against the city for allowing such good, free-of-charge, work to happen.

"We'll be looking into the Cub Scout or Boy Scout who did the trails," Balzano told the council, reports The Morning Call.

Anderson’s act of carving out a 1,000-foot path is not seen as good community service by the union because it was the only group to suffer layoffs in the city’s current financial downturn.

"We would hope that the well-intentioned efforts of an Eagle Scout candidate would not be challenged by the union," said Mayor Ed Pawlowski in an e-mail Friday. "This young man is performing a great service to the community. His efforts should be recognized as such."

NBC Philly (http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local-beat/Union-Bullies-Boy-Scout-for-Dastardly-Good-Deed-70285552.html)

Apache
11-17-2009, 03:03 PM
So if the Union can't charge to do it, the project should go to pot... hmmm



Man F$%& the Union...

It appears that 91% of the locals support the same position.

AmPat
11-17-2009, 03:35 PM
Let's make a deal Union morons, you shut up and we don't fine you for failure to deliver.:mad:

JB
11-17-2009, 06:11 PM
"We'll be looking into the Cub Scout or Boy Scout who did the trails," Balzano told the council, reports The Morning Call.Huh?

Maybe next year the kid can get a couple hundred marines to help him. Look into that Balzano.

FU SEIU.

gskibum
11-26-2009, 10:39 AM
Silver lining is that these scouts may have learned how worthless unions are.

Rockntractor
11-26-2009, 10:42 AM
The union thug that filed the grievance has been fired along with a few others.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,577033,00.html

Big Guy
11-26-2009, 02:39 PM
They should have been arrested for threatening a minor, even a vailed threat is illegal. Mabey someone should "Look into" the union thugs.

RobJohnson
11-26-2009, 03:41 PM
The union thug that filed the grievance has been fired along with a few others.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,577033,00.html



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FlaGator
11-26-2009, 07:20 PM
The union thug that filed the grievance has been fired along with a few others.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,577033,00.html


Just another example of Scouts taking away union jobs. Next thing you know the Girl Scouts will be aiming at getting Martha Stewart locked back up.

Sonnabend
11-27-2009, 04:48 AM
Apparently, the union didn't feel the same way about him. It said his comments, "were completely unauthorized — and do not reflect the position or views of the union."

In all honesty, the union did the right thing and for the right reasons. This jackoff was way out of line, and sensible people rightly took him and threw his ass out.

I dont like unions, don't agree with them, but kudos for them doing what was right, rather than expedient.

They didn't reprimand him, they didn't call him in for "counselling"...they FIRED him ignominiously. And his pals.

Not every union person is an asshole. Credit where it is due.