#1 Lazy Union Thugs Threaten Boy Scout.11-17-2009, 02:16 PMUnion 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."
11-17-2009, 04:03 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.Government is not the solution to our problem, government is the problem.
We could say they are spending like drunken sailors. That would be unfair to drunken sailors, they're spending their OWN money.
11-17-2009, 04:35 PM
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Let's make a deal Union morons, you shut up and we don't fine you for failure to deliver.:mad:Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil.
C. S. Lewis
Do not ever say that the desire to "do good" by force is a good motive. Neither power-lust nor stupidity are good motives. (Are you listening Barry)?:mad:
11-17-2009, 07:11 PM"We'll be looking into the Cub Scout or Boy Scout who did the trails," Balzano told the council, reports The Morning Call.
Maybe next year the kid can get a couple hundred marines to help him. Look into that Balzano.
gskibumGuest11-26-2009, 11:39 AM
Silver lining is that these scouts may have learned how worthless unions are.
11-26-2009, 11:42 AM
The union thug that filed the grievance has been fired along with a few others.
11-26-2009, 03:39 PM
They should have been arrested for threatening a minor, even a vailed threat is illegal. Mabey someone should "Look into" the union thugs.I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them. Thomas Jefferson
11-26-2009, 08:20 PMAn armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life.
Robert A. Heinlein
SonnabendGuest11-27-2009, 05:48 AMApparently, 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."
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.
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