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Old 09-15-2012, 06:35 PM   #141
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Ha, love the ease of repairs of my square body, but it is a rough ride. But if you want the modern drive train you need computers. I love my mechanically injected/ no computer truck
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Old 09-15-2012, 06:53 PM   #142
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Ha, love the ease of repairs of my square body, but it is a rough ride. But if you want the modern drive train you need computers. I love my mechanically injected/ no computer truck
I am sure your ride is great & had some when they were new. But, there are engine only, chippable 'puters out there, and nowadays, so much aftermarket hardware the only thing left is the commitment to make it happen.

Just something I gotta do.
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I am sure your ride is great & had some when they were new. But, there are engine only, chippable 'puters out there, and nowadays, so much aftermarket hardware the only thing left is the commitment to make it happen.

Just something I gotta do.
That's what I'm saying though, if you want to get away from the computers, you need to go 87 of older.
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Old 11-06-2012, 12:20 AM   #144
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The claim that NYC Union Carpenters will be paid 200,000 dollars a year is absolutly ridiculous.
If said carpenter was to actually be paid the claimed 100 dollars per hour salary that was mentioned in your post, a carpenter working every single straight time hour available to them in a 1 year period would generate 176,400 dollars. After withholding taxes, benefits, and union asessments, a carpenter would take home a salary roughly in the 90,000 dollar region. Considering the wildly expensive cost of living in the New York metropolitan area, 90,000 dollars is hardly an excessive salary.
I would like to reiterate that this number is based on a carpenter not missing one single hour of work throughout a year period. Really! C'mon!
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i'm wondering if the wages stated are assuming full-time employment. if so, how often do these guys actually get full-time employment all year round? a lot of the union guys i've spoken with don't get anywhere near full-time employment.
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ok, sounds like the headline is b.s. then.
the high per hour cost is the cost associated with being on call and not having consistent work...along with the cost of doing business in the most expensive city in the country.
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The claim that NYC Union Carpenters will be paid 200,000 dollars a year is absolutly ridiculous.
If said carpenter was to actually be paid the claimed 100 dollars per hour salary that was mentioned in your post, a carpenter working every single straight time hour available to them in a 1 year period would generate 176,400 dollars. After withholding taxes, benefits, and union asessments, a carpenter would take home a salary roughly in the 90,000 dollar region. Considering the wildly expensive cost of living in the New York metropolitan area, 90,000 dollars is hardly an excessive salary.
I would like to reiterate that this number is based on a carpenter not missing one single hour of work throughout a year period. Really! C'mon!
ok, so i was basically right and whatever conservative media person who wrote the headline was just out to bash the unions. sounds about right.
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By Steve Payne - Canadian Contractor Magazine

The Big Apple is a pretty good place to be a carpenter. At least, if you’re a member of the New York City District Council of Carpenters union. After a year without a contract, last week the union hammered out a five-year agreement with one of its major employers, the Association of Wall-Ceiling and Carpentry Industries. Under the terms of the deal, union carpenters will make nearly $100 per hour and over $200,000 in wages and benefits by 2017.

Currently the carpenters in the union are making $85.03 per hour: about $46 per hour in wages and $39 in benefits, including medical coverage and pensions. The new agreement will see their compensation increase by almost 17 per cent over the next five years, to $99.16 per hour.

The union, which has some 25,000 members, also obtained a guarantee that a union member would be hired for every non-member carpenter put on a job. The union says that will create 1,000 new union jobs a year.

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Good for those guys, but seems a little too high to believe. But I guess in NYC it is possible.

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