Union construction workers protest use of non-union workers. Whatever – it’s not my issue, but this caught my eye:
Marino Depina, of Bridgeport, who said he has been working in Stamford since 1978, said it is not right that non-union workers are coming into the city and undercutting his wages.
Depina said he has been out of work since 2008 and needs a job.
So here’s the deal: if you’ve been trying to sell something – your labor, a used car or even your house, and haven’t found a buyer in four years, your price is too high(!). Not that I necessarily blame Mr. Depina for failing to recognize this because after all, some fairly sophisticated investment bankers in Greenwich can’t grasp the concept either, and Depina has something the Greenwich homeowner doesn’t: the hope that his friends in Hartford will force someone to buy what he’s selling. But still, you’d think he’d at least explore the idea of getting off welfare and back to work. Or you’d have thought that before last Tuesday. Hope and change indeed.