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11-24-2009, 01:17 AM
A union leader in Pennsylvania has resigned after being criticized for threatening legal action over an aspiring Eagle Scout’s volunteer project.

Nick Balzano, president of the Service Employees International Union’s Allentown chapter, submitted an unexpected resignation letter Thursday, along with a few other employees, SEIU spokesman Matt Nerzig told Foxnews.com.

The resignations came one day after FoxNews.com reported that Balzano had come under fire for saying earlier in the month that the SEIU might file a grievance against the city of Allentown for allowing 17-year-old Kevin Anderson to voluntarily clear a walking trail in a local park, instead of paying union members to do the work.

…Anderson, a member of Boy Scouts Troop 301 of Center Valley, spent more than 200 hours creating the 1000-foot path in Kimmets Lock Park along with fellow scouts, friends and parents.

The junior at Southern Lehigh High School told FoxNews.com the project transformed the “former illegal dump site” into a place where people can walk along the river while avoiding the busy road nearby.

“My trail will become a part of the 165-mile Delaware and Lehigh (D&L) Heritage corridor,” he said.

Read the entire article here (http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,576438,00.html).

Good riddens!