Sun, May 24, 2015 - 5:05 PMDeception
One point is that it is very possible many companies failed to bid on county construction projects after March, 2011, because Zapotosky and Vicites led them to believe only Pittsburgh Building Trade members could bid on county projects over $500K.
As we all now know, Vicites and Zapotosky lied about the content of the MOU they signed with the union head honchos.
Sun, May 24, 2015 - 4:49 PMA Z is funded by lawsuits.
Which is TaxPayer Money. So what's your point.
Sun, May 24, 2015 - 4:43 PMDeception
Yeah, maybe the non-union construction companies that would have bid on county construction projects over $500K, if Vicites and Zapotosky had not lied and said they signed a MOU prohibiting non-union members to work on county projects over $500K, will file lawsuits.
Sun, May 24, 2015 - 4:38 PMDeception
In March 2011 they lied to the public. They lied when they said that the agreement they signed was to give all county construction jobs over $500K to the Pittsburgh union's members only.
Fast forward to 2015, and both the union and Zapotosky claim to have lost/can't find the MOU they signed in 2011.
Well, well, well.
I see what they did, and believe I know why they did it.
My hypothesis: In 2011, the Pittsburgh union heads wanted *most* non union building trade workers to believe they weren't eligible to work on county construction projects over $500K.
*Most*, but not all.
They wanted select *in-the-know* non-union building trade workers to work on county construction jobs over $500K.
They wanted the rest to believe they were not eligible, because the MOU agreement was for any county project over $500K.
Here's how that would play out:
Most non union construction trade companies (those who didn't know the truth) thought that they were not permitted to work on county construction projects over $500K.
They wouldn't bid on county construction projects, because they believed the Zapotosky and Vicites lie was truth.
Only *in-the-know* non-union building trade companies knew that they could bid on county construction projects over $500K!
Non-union building trade companies that believed the Vicites & Zapotosky lie would not bid, but non-union building trade companies that knew the truth; knew that the MOU that Zapotosky & Vicites signed was only for CORRECTIONAL FACILITY CONSTRUCTION OVER $500K - - WOULD FEEL FREE TO BID.
Sun, May 24, 2015 - 4:17 PMWHO CARES?
" WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND "
Sun, May 24, 2015 - 3:56 PMSlick Vince & Vince
On her previous blog, Zimmerlink had a link to the MOU that Zapotosky, Vicites and the Pittsburgh union signed off on. I saved a copy of it back then, and other readers of her blog may have saved it, as well.
Here's what she published on her blog in 2011, regarding her pointing out to Zapotosky and Vicites, in 2011, that the MOU they signed was specifically for correctional facility construction over $500K, NOT ALL county construction
"No one’s talking ..... No one is reporting
Recall at the March 2011 Commissioners Meeting Commissioners Zapotosky and Vicites passed a Resolution to give all county construction projects totally $500,000 or more to only union workers and agreed to sign a MOU (memorandum of understanding?
Well a few days later the MOU was signed by both Commissioners & the trades union.
So you ask okay what’s the problem?
Well the problem is that they said it was for all $500k county construction projects but the MOU says it is for a county Correctional Facility construction job.
On April 14th I sent a letter to the Pgh Trades Union and a memo to my fellow two Commissioners asking for an explanation because their public comments and their public vote said one thing but their signing of the MOU says another.
A few days later I sent this concern to both the Herald Standard and Tribune Review so that the citizens could be informed.
It has been nearly one month and neither Commissioner has responded back to me nor has the trades union replied.
Also, neither newspaper has written an article to inform the public of this.
So the question remains. When did the two Commissioners, along with the trades union, discuss the construction or renovation of our county jail?
And when were they going to publicly discuss this with the citizens, let alone with me?"
https://web.archive.org/web/2011100411 0351/http://blog.votezimmerlink.com/20 11/05/01/what-is-really-behind-the-tra des-union-agreement--county.aspx
Sun, May 24, 2015 - 3:01 PMkaj (Kathryn Jones)
Well, it certainly wasn't Dave Show's show. AZ stands on her own, the other two Republicans are plants. Show's handpicked candidate could have... would have won the number two spot on the Dem ticket. Show robbed Dr. Hovanec and this community of an opportunity to create change. And he did it for personal gain. (keep in mind that gain is not always cash related) However, Ambrosini's pitiful showing speaks volumes about public opinion. It's anyone's game this fall. Go on and waste your time taking nameless pot shots at the Tea Party. In the end, those poor, misguided souls, for better or worse (I say worse), took the initiative and created change. You lazily support the corruption that bred the Tea Party. Yay you.
Sun, May 24, 2015 - 2:50 PMit was on
it was on often until after that officer was buried. days. around my work hours, i saw it. so did just about any of the other working people in my daily routine. why so touchy? I'm also curious why someone published here the week before the arrests that the arrests were coming. We can't say anything if police let someone go who was to be an informant or offer information in exchange and thought to come on here and forewarn others or pass along gossip. What if it's a bad cop who released that? the question begs for an answer, don't you think?
Sun, May 24, 2015 - 2:48 PMTea Bags Still Mourning
And guess what? It's only going to get worst in the fall Election.So they better enjoy their bring your own bun Wennie Party Tommorow.Maybe they will try another one of them meet your candidate fiascos again.They were able to sqeeze one weener out of it.But there's a good chance they wont even get that in November.
Sun, May 24, 2015 - 2:06 PMWow
Saying with a straight face that neither the Pittsburgh union's head honchos, the county courthouse offices, nor Vince Zapotosky could "find" copies of the MOU that Zapotosky, Vicites and the union head honchos signed in 2011 . . .
Sun, May 24, 2015 - 1:57 PMWho Do They Serve?
OK, so we know that Zapotosky, Ambrosini and Vicites campaigns are funded by high paid union big shots.
Sun, May 24, 2015 - 1:02 PMpsssst
look at who donates to ambrosini. labor unions.
Sun, May 24, 2015 - 01:31 AMZap's BS
You know, after watching video of the 5/15/2015 commissioner's meeting . . .
Well, you know - the Pittsburgh union bosses got what they wanted.
Oh, yeah, and the boilermakers union in NY contributed to Vicites and Zapotosky's campaigns . . .
Obvious to me who Zapotosky serves.
Spend, spend, spend!
BTW, there are plenty of non-union construction trades workers; non-union by CHOICE, who do just as good, if not better work than union members!
The difference: PRICE!
Spend, spend, spend, Zapotosky! The union bosses will reward with campaign contributions!
Zapotosky, at the meeting, acting as though he couldn't comprehend that the agreement he signed in 2011 differed from the one he created "verbatim" in 2015.
Sun, May 24, 2015 - 01:01 AMFed Up
Wondering who lost Zapotosky's copy, the Pittsburgh Building Trade Union's copy, and other copies (that should have been in courthouse offices) of the PLA that Vicites and Zapotosky signed with 2 union big shots back in 2011?
Sorry, but Zapotosky seems so incompetent. Zimmerlink's the only one in the entire courthouse who didn't lose a copy of the PLA that was entrusted with her.
See, here's the thing: Zapotosky and the union big heads "losing" the original and copies of the PLA they signed in 2011 gave Zapotosky a reason to write another, different PLA and try to pass it off as a "verbatim" copy; or the same, as the PLA he, Vicites and the Pittsburgh union big shots signed in 2011.
The original was an agreement to have UNION ONLY do prison construction projects over $500K.
Zapotosky's re-write of the agreement, because, supposedly, he and the union big shots lost the original PLA, was to indicate that UNION ONLY DO ALL CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS OVER $500K.
Why must they scheme, seriously?
Yes, I understand he wanted a CYS building to be done by the PITTSBURGH UNION BOSSES people; but come on . ..
We're to believe he lost the original PLA, the union bosses lost the original PLA, every courthouse office that had a copy of the PLA lost the copies . . .
LOL, yeah, right - SURE.
Sat, May 23, 2015 - 11:25 PMkaj (Kathryn Jones)
Personally, I'm fascinated by the alleged leak of information in this forum.
Sat, May 23, 2015 - 11:07 PMGet It Goin'!
Libel and slander are civil matters, not criminal. Feel free to 'get it goin', LOL, but remember - truth isn't libel or slander.
Sat, May 23, 2015 - 10:57 PMLol
No, unlike you, I work most of the day. I don't spend all my time watching the boob-tube.
Sat, May 23, 2015 - 10:52 PMLol
Oh please, of course she cares who the people are. If you believe that MB is only concerned about the alleged "early warning", you're as delusional as she is.
Sat, May 23, 2015 - 10:51 PMmdem
Your “… always putting down Democrats” comment ignores my sign-on and aversion to the Progressive Party’s agenda of tax the working man for the equality of all mankind. In addition to HRC’s and Pres Obama’s support of the Progressives… they refer to themselves as such.
RE: GW Bush and Cheney… you have made an incorrect assumption believing I supported the Iraq War. What makes you believe I did? You will find no past post supporting your implication. However, I have generated many past posts on my beliefs that the Progressives are to blame over the 2008-housing bust…. Think subprime and everybody’s entitled to own their home.
Sat, May 23, 2015 - 10:51 PMwth
I think you need to check out Pittsburgh television news reports that ran for days starting the day of the bust when the Pittsburgh detective died in Uniontown Hospital. Seriously, you didn't see any of those daily news videos on all the Pittsburgh television channels and the words Fayette County car dealerships, drugs, FBI, arrests, money laundering? I don't read here every day but I think all the news media in Pittsburgh used those words within a few hours of the start of the early morning raid. No point in pointing fingers of anyone who goes by their real names here. I'm surprised you don't know anything about all of the Pittsburgh television and radio news stories on Fayette's fine businessmen. Maybe you were away. lol
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