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John66

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So Russie, what's the scoop??  Are you & your homies going out tomorrow??

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Haven't heard much from  him lately, John... He's probably marching on a picket line somewhere....BTW- how is your brother- the one who  used to sing in my Choir years ago at Immac??... KJF'66.

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Which brother Kev, Bob or Gene?

 

Bob is a postal worker - 3 grown kids - lives in Astoria.

 

Gene is a retired Navy guy - 2 grown daughters - lives in Florida.

 

 

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I think it was Eugene.... He was a high school student when I was working at Immac so he would be probably about 52 or so by now... He was a VERY nice kid and he was very reliable and faithful to the Choir... Everyone liked him a lot.. Give him my regards... KJF.

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Will do - thanks. JV
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John, I just realized out that you're John Varvi.......when you said you have a brother Bob with 3 grown kids living in Astoria.  I know Bobby from ICYP, he coached my daughter at ICYP a few years back, and we bowled with him.  I did meet you at the last '67 reunion.  Hope all is well. 

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Haven't heard much from  him lately, John... He's probably marching on a picket line somewhere.

KJF'66.

I ain't marching on no picket line.....yet.

I'm too busy at work to consider a break from it.


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HUH????

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HUH????

On Thursday afternoon I at work too busy to be thinking which picket line I'd be standing on Friday Morning

or whatever morning the strike begins.


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I never want to disparage anyone who does an honest day's work, and I sure one or two subway workers do. But, the union sending two private companies, who have been working for three years without a contract and aren't even part of these negotiations, out on strike only to flex some muscle seems to show a disdain for the public.

 

It might be good for them to remember that a few years ago, a teenager took a train out on his own, made all the stops and no one knew he wasn't a trained motorman.  Apparently, a lot of people would be able to replace in for the current workforce, the one seeking FULL RETIREMENT AT 50 AFTER 20 YEARS SERVICE for these very demanding jobs.

 

Why does the Air Traffic Controllers' Strike come to mind? 


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I'm with you John...They should fire every one of those under worked, overpaid bums...

 

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This strike will also affect retail  business in a really big way... These last few days before Christmas are the busiest for retailers and without transportation, a lot of people will not be able to buy Christmas gifts... Ultimately, loss of business means loss of jobs for some people as well....This whole thing is probably designed to raise the fare  by 25 cents...I think it is disgusting  that they had to plan this strike right before Christmas, just to  inconvenience people a little more.. KJF.

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Memories of January 1966 ... John V. Lindsey, his honor the Mayor of the City of New York, versus Michael J. Quill, President of the Transport Workers Union of America.

I remember Sister Mary Elizabeth at MPB referred to the subway and bus strike as the Twelve Days of Michael Quill, after the Twelve Days of Christmas.
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I remember Mike Quill saying "the judge can drop dead in his black robes"... A few days later Mike Quill dropped dead.... As much as I am against a transit strike, I can only imagine how stressful the negtiations must  be for the uniion leaders and for the city leaders, especially when neither side is willing to make compromises. ....KJF.



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I recall Mayor Lindsey (or "Lindsley," as Quill called him) was credited with stopping all crime on the subway his first day in office.

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