Friday, March 6, 2009

Willets workers to rally at LaGuardia Community College


Willets Point Defense Committee will hold a press conference Friday, March 6, 2009. The Committee, that represents the small businesses and workers of Willets Point, rejects La Guardia retraining courses that only give false expectation to the Willets Point workers.

The $2.5 million La Guardia Project to retrain covers the fact that Willets Point is already an industrial city in which small businesses and workers have enjoyed decent wages and have created their own economy, and they have also contributed to the local economy for the last 40 years. This is a community of skilled workers, so there is no need for the city to offer them classes in La Guardia College to learn new skills. Willets Point workers already have a proficiency in auto repair and manufacturing.

The Willets Point Defense Committee considers that the $2.5 million could be used for a new relocation. Because EDC has not given any concrete solution to the businesses and workers who are facing displacement, Willets Point Defense Committee rejects La Guardia courses that are mainly a source of propaganda that don’t address the real problems for business owners and workers.

La Guardia Community College is playing the Bloomberg's game for 2.5 million dollars for the UNREALISTIC training program for Willets Point.

Date: Friday, March 6, 2009

Time: 12:00 PM

Location: LaGuardia Community College, 31-10 Thomson Avenue, LIC

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I hope they dump that Willets Point redevelopment plan soon. This is the only area must of us can afford to repair our clunker cars.

Taxpayer said...

Is it really true that the retraining classes were to be taught by the Commissar himself?

I heard that he was going to teach a class in protecting private property from illegal seizure by jackbooted government thugs?

After all, he IS an expert in that topic.

Anonymous said...

the plan is in peices and showing cracks all over , the city has no money, no land and no anwsers. game over

Anonymous said...

this city sucks why cant they leave those people alone it there land not the citys

Anonymous said...

To the Willets Workers:

Hold your next rally at Claire Shulman's house in Beechhurst and then one at Wellington Chen's house in Little Neck. Disrupt the quality of life in their sacred neighborhoods.

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