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Is there an answer........?

by Mac McMullen / January 21, 2006 11:23 AM PST

Aside from the ?irresponsible? dribble from the Mayor of New Orleans, over the past weeks we have be treated to pictures of piled rubble along the streets, and houses beyond repair that have been condemned, and repeatedly reminded that most of the poor, and many of the property owners, from that city have not returned.

It goes without saying there exists a real legal entanglement between an unaccounted-for owner, the insurance company, and the authorities with their health and safety concerns..

It seems to me that ?cleaning up? the city, other than just Bourbon Street, should be a high priority, followed by a re-build/restoration. All of this requires an abnormal large force of skilled and unskilled labor. If, as has been stated, 80 plus percent of the labor population from New Orleans has not returned,?. Who is to do the work ?

On TV, someone was interviewing a New Orleans resident carpenter, identified with his union logo, who was complaining that cheap labor ?Mexican? carpenters were being paid $15 an hour, and this was taking jobs away from local citizens. Where are the carpenters from New Orleans ?

I know there is no easy answer to all of this, but?.Is there an answer ?

And?WHY?are we not hearing of ?similar? problems, and ?similar? protestations and complaints from areas of Louisiana, other than New Orleans, and from Mississippi and Texas ? Areas that were also devastated.

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The whining is obvious, but it should be equally obvious
by Kiddpeat / January 21, 2006 11:30 AM PST

that only a small part of the area should be rebuilt. The people are gone, and most will not be back. Federal assistance should assume those realities.

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labor population from NO has not returned,
by JP Bill / January 21, 2006 11:40 AM PST

A couple of months ago, many on this forum were concerned that "outsiders" (union) workers would go to NO and take all the jobs, and the money from the locals.

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The "locals"
by duckman / January 21, 2006 11:43 AM PST

Have been given free housing away from NO,why go back to a pit then?

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by JP Bill / January 21, 2006 11:47 AM PST
In reply to: The "locals"

Why go back?

For the jobs, that some were concerned were going to be "taken" from the locals, by the evil union workers from other states.

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well the evil unions is true
by Mark5019 / January 21, 2006 11:52 AM PST
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1st time we agree jp

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These are the kind of people,
by duckman / January 21, 2006 11:53 AM PST
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That don't care if they have jobs or not. The government is now taking care of them so why should they work?

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Didn't the discussion...
by J. Vega / January 21, 2006 12:07 PM PST
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Didn't the discussion relate to Louisiana being a Right to Work state and requirements being put on some available jobs? Not a matter of them being "taken" by union members, but wanting the non-union workers already there having to be limited by union wishes?

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by JP Bill / January 21, 2006 12:20 PM PST
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and as it seems the locals arent
by Mark5019 / January 21, 2006 11:51 AM PST

returning so level it all and forgo wasteing more money

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