Thursday, January 18, 2018

Dead-Tree Media FINALLY Mentions KCMO Unions Skimping On Minority Hiring

Last weekend our blog community revealed the debate over MBE/WBE requirements for the New Kansas City #BetterKCI Airport heating up behind the scenes . . . In today's pulp edition, the newspaper notices a trend lamented over the past decade. Read about their recent discovery here . . .

KCI project reveals unions' failure to include minority-owned firms

The $1 billion terminal project for Kansas City International Airport has revealed some uncomfortable truths about the lack of diversity in many local labor unions. Long-simmering tensions between construction trade unions and the minority community have surfaced as both groups seek contracts for the airport project.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

I used to be in the Ironworkers union Local 10 and we had lots of black members. I can't speak to the other unions but we had lots.

Anonymous said...

Unions were created in the post slavery years to ensure white men could still find work. The former slaves were much more skilled than them and worked for lower wages. Instead of advocating for all those skilled workers to get better wages, whites did what they always do and advocated solely for themselves and specifically for the exclusion of anyone else. So yes, unions still have very low minority participation but it's by design.

Anonymous said...

If the star says so it must be true!

Anonymous said...

More race baiting from the wrag newspaper, why don’t they admit that blacks choose not to work and why, because the gubmint pays more for them to sleep all day and party all night

Anonymous said...


The star has a bad reputation, and I wouldn't believe anything they print. Good for only Sunday's coupons at a $1.00 price. There's no money in newspapers anymore so they have to shake it up to get readers, and/or brag about their Harvard grads to put lipstick on a pig.

Anonymous said...

Minority and women busineses cannot afford to be unionized. The unions just need to get a life and be thankful with what they have been offered. 100% union on Airport project would drive cost to un affordable and could kill the whole deal.

Anonymous said...

7:25 is full of shit!!!

Anonymous said...

I thought Missouri was a right to state? Why are the unions demanding to be involved so heavily in the process??

Anonymous said...

Bullshit hit job on Unions. It is not the Unions' fault that minority owned businesses are not unionized. If these minority owned businesses want union work then let your workers unionize, but they won't because they do not want to their workers decent wages and benefits.

Anonymous said...


Democrat greedy union slobs and Democrat Affirmative Action scammers not playing well together.

Anonymous said...

7:25 that's one of the dumbest things I've read here and that's saying something.