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Monkey Bar picketers?

Postby narcoleptish » Fri Sep 28, 2012 10:32 pm

Anyone know what the picketers in front of the Monkey Bar are protesting? Couldn't find anything online. I assume it's some sort of construction thing but I don't see any work being done. Of course I didn't really look that hard.

I wonder if anyone has stopped going there because of this. It looks like the same guys with the same blank expressions every time I drive by. Walker and the whole union busting issue aside, it just seems like an outdated practice. I see them occasionally in front of Joe Daniels Construction on the beltline frontage road. I don't think anybody driving by cares.
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Re: Monkey Bar picketers?

Postby TheBookPolice » Sat Sep 29, 2012 10:32 am

Emily Mills followed up on this on Twitter (sorry, narco), and it appears that the property owner hired non-union carpenters. Monkey Bar is insistent that they have nothing to do with it, and that it's the landlord people should be directing their concerns toward.
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Re: Monkey Bar picketers?

Postby Ned Flanders » Mon Oct 01, 2012 9:56 am

They should get one of those big blow up rats on site ASAFP.
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Re: Monkey Bar picketers?

Postby kweetech » Fri Oct 05, 2012 8:00 am

This town is so ridiculous sometimes...
Or do I mean..all the time?
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Re: Monkey Bar picketers?

Postby narcoleptish » Fri Nov 02, 2012 11:11 am

Every day those guys look a little more comatose.

I wasn't aware that the Monkey Bar was moving to E Wash/First St. I assume that's where this construction is going on.
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Re: Monkey Bar picketers?

Postby bdog » Sun Jan 27, 2013 6:25 pm

Isthmus did a story on it

I don't think the protestors are "winning".
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Re: Monkey Bar picketers?

Postby narcoleptish » Wed Feb 06, 2013 1:57 pm

I thought it had ended but saw them back today by the Monkey bar.

Anyone else note the irony in the carpenters union bringing in outside non-union labor to protest.......non-union labor?
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Re: Monkey Bar picketers?

Postby green union terrace chair » Wed Feb 06, 2013 2:04 pm

narcoleptish wrote:I thought it had ended but saw them back today by the Monkey bar.

Anyone else note the irony in the carpenters union bringing in outside non-union labor to protest.......non-union labor?

Who will protest the protestors?
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Re: Monkey Bar picketers?

Postby Westsidegal » Thu Feb 07, 2013 7:57 pm

I think it is hilarious that they have a Menards five gallon bucket that they bring all of their supplies in prominently displayed. Can you name a more anti-union business in Wisconsin than Menards?

Clueless fucktards.
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Re: Monkey Bar picketers?

Postby EarthMonkey » Tue Aug 27, 2013 10:26 am

I park my car in the parking lot of Monkey Bar Gym on the corner of 1st and East Wash. A well known Park and Ride location for many people. I just received this note this morning that I could not park there any more. Is this the management companies way of dealing with those fucktarded pickiters? Sorry cant atttach it...

It says
"PLEASE DO NOT PARK IN THE WASHINGTON PLAZA PARKING LOT UNLESS YOU HAVE LEGITIMATE BUSINESS WITH ON THE TENANTS.

UNAUTHORIZED PARKERS WILL BE TICKETED BY MADISON PARKING UTILITY AND TOWED AFTER 24 HOURS.

THANK YOU - KEVIN O'DRISCOLL - MANAGER 608-212--3307"
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Re: Monkey Bar picketers?

Postby Francis Di Domizio » Wed Aug 28, 2013 1:02 pm

EarthMonkey wrote:I park my car in the parking lot of Monkey Bar Gym on the corner of 1st and East Wash. A well known Park and Ride location for many people. I just received this note this morning that I could not park there any more. Is this the management companies way of dealing with those fucktarded pickiters? Sorry cant atttach it...

It says
"PLEASE DO NOT PARK IN THE WASHINGTON PLAZA PARKING LOT UNLESS YOU HAVE LEGITIMATE BUSINESS WITH ON THE TENANTS.

UNAUTHORIZED PARKERS WILL BE TICKETED BY MADISON PARKING UTILITY AND TOWED AFTER 24 HOURS.

THANK YOU - KEVIN O'DRISCOLL - MANAGER 608-212--3307"

Just a guess here, but it might be managments way of dealing with people who treat their parking lot as a
A well known Park and Ride location
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Re: Monkey Bar picketers?

Postby rabble » Wed Aug 28, 2013 1:10 pm

Francis might have a point. All the Park and Ride locations I've ever seen have signs that say "Park and Ride."

Some parking lots, like the one at the corner of First and East Wash, have signs that say "This is NOT a Park and Ride."
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Re: Monkey Bar picketers?

Postby Stebben84 » Wed Aug 28, 2013 1:12 pm

But, it's the picketers fault, not the person who chooses where they can park their car. It's much easier to blame things on someone else.
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Re: Monkey Bar picketers?

Postby bdog » Tue Sep 17, 2013 6:08 am

Bullshit on all sides:

Shame on everyone

The union's ire is misplaced and Jon Hinds is full of it. You lost members because you moved the gym dumbass.
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Re: Monkey Bar picketers?

Postby Francis Di Domizio » Tue Sep 17, 2013 12:01 pm

bdog wrote:Bullshit on all sides:

Shame on everyone

The union's ire is misplaced and Jon Hinds is full of it. You lost members because you moved the gym dumbass.


65% loss of membership seems pretty high for a 1.5 mile move.

Rickert dropped the ball by not contacting the General Laborer's union for comment on the Carpenter's union's use of non-union laborers.
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