Call your Indy City Councillor today @327-4242 & say Yes to 2200 needed Union construction jobs! #CriminalJusticeCenter @IndyGOP @ibew481— Michael McQuillen (@mike_mcquillen) May 14, 2015
That desperate. That happened. It's that awkward moment when Mike McQuillen, the City-County Council's Republican leader, is so desperate to get a bad deal through the Council that he resorts to trying to rally union support.
To be frank, this project is a sore spot for the unions. They would love to have the construction jobs that this new center would provide. Of course, with the new common construction wage law, those same union jobs that used to pay a good wage likely won't now. I didn't see McQuillen out there championing that cause.
Union members should not worry. I've said it before, and I'll say it again. The jobs will be there. This is a project that cannot wait, and Council Democrats know that. It's just that this Mayor's deal is not the one to sign up for. Please, be patient brothers and sisters. It will be worth the wait for taxpayers in Marion County.