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Old 03-20-2017, 06:19 PM   #11
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Turns out the dam itself was never really in any danger of breaching. The main spillway is toast though!
Repairs to the main spillway and beefing up the emergency spillway will cost taxpayers quite a bundle of money and take a couple years or more. Good thing California has plenty of spare money.



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You were joking, right? They will no doubtedly hire a slew of overpaid union workers to fix it. I read that they were not concerned about the spillway when it was built because the global warming gurus told them they weren't going to get a lot of rain.



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Governor Moonbeam has already asked Trump for federal money to fix all of California's infrastructure. Has Cal-exit been called off now?

When they were doing the emergency repairs, many of the workers had to be sent home because they were non-union.

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You were joking, right? They will no doubtedly hire a slew of overpaid union workers to fix it. I read that they were not concerned about the spillway when it was built because the global warming gurus told them they weren't going to get a lot of rain.
Unions were badly needed in the past to save lives and fair wages. Now they have taken been over by libs. When a janitor in a university makes 6 figures something most students can only hope for something is seriously wrong. When a light bulb cost a days wages to change same thing.

When I was on the lien at GM the union and management were bossom buddies.
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Unions were badly needed in the past to save lives and fair wages. Now they have taken been over by libs. When a janitor in a university makes 6 figures something most students can only hope for something is seriously wrong. When a light bulb cost a days wages to change same thing.

When I was on the lien at GM the union and management were bossom buddies.
While being safe at work, and earning a livable wage are important, it has seemed that unions have almost caused the breaking of this country. I understand why companies send their jobs overseas. They don't have to pay near what they would have to in this country for labor.
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Unions were badly needed in the past to save lives and fair wages. Now they have taken been over by libs. When a janitor in a university makes 6 figures something most students can only hope for something is seriously wrong. When a light bulb cost a days wages to change same thing.



When I was on the lien at GM the union and management were bossom buddies.

You know if you say it enough, some people will think it's true! The avg custodial job in California still pays under $35000. http://www1.salary.com/CA/Janitor-salary.html. Almost all universities publish their salaries. Rutgers is near the top with 42k. There are a few outliers and some stories that make it seem like custodians have it made, but it's not as great as you say it is.
The story that is always repeated is the one of Mr. Zhang that works for the BART system in San Fran. He made $220k in 2015.

What’s great about this story is that Mr. Zhang didn’t just accept his $58,750 base pay. He decided to take advantage of the BART overtime system and work harder - See more at: http://www.financialsamurai.com/abolish-welfare-mentality-six-figure-bart-janitor/#sthash.s0uYlFBC.dpuf

First, his job is slightly different than the average custodians since he's cleaning train stations and involved in some maintenance. Secondly, he does has a higher cost of living in San Fran. And most importantly, HE WORKED every single day of the entire year to maximize overtime. Every day he got up went to work, sometimes for back to back shifts. Never a sick day, never a vacation. Good for him.


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