Tuesday, November 24, 2015

The Politics of Jobs, Jobs, Jobs

        Massena's new mayor and former police chief Tim Currier came out a winner on today's Alcoa announcement. The effect of the possible closure was sending shock waves through the already ravaged village once the hub of blue collar labor.
     The other winner is Assemblywoman Addie Russell who benefits from locking down support in that end of the River District. Takes the sting out of her being so tied to Governor Cuomo and his SAFE Act.
      After last year's close call at the polls, Mayor Currier's stock rose, but he would be unlikely to challenge a sitting Democratic MOA.
       For Governor Cuomo, will the next stop be a PASNY takeover of the closing nuke plant in Oswego County ?  
        For everyone, the lack of bad news is good news, whether you had anything to do with the end result.
     

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Everyone can be glad that the plants keep working. But if no one is still buying their product, where do the parts they make go?

Anonymous said...

Good article in the WDT about the cost of doing business in NY, This is just another example of Politizing jobs in NYS. Why not work on the business climate for all of NY...

Anonymous said...

Somehow we will all wait to hear that Obama gave these union members waivers for the next 12 months towards their fair share of costs of Obamacare. Alcoa has a gun to their head, can't afford to continue to operate a business in NYS and somehow this money magically appears.

Anonymous said...

Just like in Boonville NY where Nirvania gobbled down over 5 million in state dollars, and Freebies from Boonville, and now their out of business, The Shah of Boonville??