ICYMI: Statement from FL Building Trades President Mike Davis on Oneidas’ Latest Lawsuit
Posted on July 13th, 2016
STATEMENT ON ONIEDA’S LAWSUIT AGAINST THE GAMING COMISSION
As the President of the Finger Lakes Building Trades Council, which represents 19 local unions with more than 6,000 members, I am disgusted that the Oneidas would once again bring a lawsuit that would hurt thousands of local workers in the Finger Lakes region all in the interest of their own profits.
I have members in various trades – electricians, plumbers, pipe fitters, carpenters, etc. – who are desperately in need of work. Lago not only presents an opportunity to work for the next year on building the facility, but also provides hope for the future. Hope that new businesses will be created. Hope that existing businesses will expand. Hope that the economic climate of Seneca County and the entire region will improve, creating many new, good paying jobs for my members.
Sadly, the Oneidas are trying to stop the jobs and the brighter economic future for our region simply because they are losing a 20-year monopoly. Isn’t a 10-county exclusivity zone enough protection for them? Enough is enough. Stop the madness. Allow the people of Seneca County the prosperity you’ve enjoyed tax free for so many years.
Finger Lakes Building Trades