Electrical and plumbing too in this area.They seem to have flooded the Paint, landscaping and concrete trades in this area.
Same in Australia but its Chinese but they have been pushing there rates up now there guys want $35 per hour like everyone elseblacktop said:They have ruined the drywall trade.. No one really cares about the man that has real bills to pay. BUT..Try finding a 20 year old in this country willing to hang sheetrock :laughing: What really chaps me Is paying a man half of what he's worth no matter who or where he's from .Taking advantage of a man's hard labor just because you can seems very wrong to me. I could write a book on this topic ,,But it's best I don't..:whistling
Depends when we're talking about. Before a certain time there was no such thing as an "illegal" immigrant. You could just come right over. Eventually you had to be sponsored. That certainly didn't describe my family. They just kind of... blended in?Big difference between illegal and immigrant. BIG difference.
When a dude is making 60 bucks a week making bricks and applies for and receives a green card and trys to better life for himself and his, I dont see how anyone can fault him for that.Depends when we're talking about. Before a certain time there was no such thing as an "illegal" immigrant. You could just come right over. Eventually you had to be sponsored. That certainly didn't describe my family. They just kind of... blended in?
Only post 1920ish were there quotas. All of my Italian and Scottish ancestors had already sneaked in by that point.
Unless you live here, STFU. I cannot stand people in other countries telling me or anyone else how we should feel about what is going on here.Not here on CT, All the contractors are honest and deal with only certified crews and pay premium wage for work.
Yeah, right, sure, maybe on sundays.
My father tells me stories when him and his brothers migrated to the states back in the '50's.
Basically its the same deal as now, I see them as the "Mexicans " of the day.
They took over the residential in detroit. Worked his ass off to feed us, We were in many.
Tells of stories of the Union bricklayers picketing on the sub, of the tools stolen at night and the damage done to their work.
He became one of the biggest masons of the area. Over 120 employees.
So, stop your whining.
Ya lazy ass hypocrites.
Our work is hard, in all aspects, It always has been.
I did an Orfanage in Romania for the Sisters Of Grace. I had to use their laborers. these guys were making 200 dollars a month. There were lines for mile outside the jobsite from people looking for work.
Then they came into Europe, And prices dropped.
or conform, or perish.
Go cry to your mama if you think its unfair
Rob, he is from the United States. He is an American living abroad. I dont agree with a lot that he says, but no where in his post you qouted did he mention illegals. He said immigrants.Unless you live here, STFU. I cannot stand people in other countries telling me or anyone else how we should feel about what is going on here.
I also cannot stand comparing two completely different things as if they are the same. Unless your father came here illegally, and built his business illegally and not up to code, then it is not the same thing. It is n't even in the same ball park. And if you think it is, you really are a whole lot dumber than I thought.
They drain our tax base being paid under the table and suck up our medical resources. Then they fly Mexico flags and march on OUR streets telling us how great Mexico is and are proud to be Mexican while saying we have to grant them citizenship even though they are here ILLEGALLY. They are criminals, every single one of them, and they should be shipped right back to where they came. We should adopt Mexico's immigration policy.
Come here legally and I am all for it! That IS how we built this country. Come here illegally you can go fly a kite. I have no sympathy for you or your family and what comes of your illegal act. We also need to change the born here laws, which were never meant to used as they are today.