It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
(visit the link for the full news article)
A growing number of New York construction workers are vowing not to work on the mosque planned near Ground Zero.
"It's a very touchy thing because they want to do this on sacred ground," said Dave Kaiser, 38, a blaster who is working to rebuild the World Trade Center site.
"I wouldn't work there, especially after I found out about what the imam said about U.S. policy being responsible for 9/11," Kaiser said.
The grass-roots movement is gaining momentum on the Internet.
Now, for the good part... Will any local NY contractors want to take on this project?? I smell retribution for those who work on this project. Possibly some inspection issues... you get the idea... New Yorkers are a tough and proud bunch !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It's a very difficult dilemma for the contractors and the organized labor force because we are experiencing such high levels of unemployment," he said. "Yet at the same time, this is a very sacred sight to the union guys."
"There were construction workers killed on 9/11 and many more who got horribly sick cleaning up Ground Zero," Coletti said. "It's very emotional."
L.V. Spina, a Manhattan construction worker who created anti-mosque stickers that some workers are slapping on their hardhats, said he would "rather pick cans and bottles out of trash cans" than build the Islamic center near Ground Zero.
"But if they moved it somewhere else, we would put up a prime building for these people," he said. "Hell, you could do it next to my house in Rockaway Beach, I would be fine with it. But I'm not fine with it where blood has been spilled."
Dave Kaiser, 38, a blaster who is working to rebuild the World Trade Center site.
Originally posted by ZindoDoone
I'm wondering if they will even be able to bring in labor from outside the NYC area or even the Tri-State Area without real problems.!
As Yogi would say.... "It ain't over till it's over!!"
Originally posted by Dr Slim
bump up the price and i'll do it, a job is a job in these times, if you don't do it somebody else will, you're turning down bussiness when you cant afford to, even if i have to hide my face i'll do it, might be worth investing in a bhurka.. hmmmm
The proposed mosque and community center at 45-51 Park Place -- called Park 51 -- would be built a mere 560 feet, or two blocks, from the northern boundary of the World Trade Center site at Vesey Street.