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Johnson criticizes administration for recent fumble

July 5, 2013

Ron Johnson, Chautauqua County Democratic and Independence endorsed candidate for County Executive, has expressed criticism of the county’s failure to bring Saturn Pet Care and its 125 jobs to the......

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subbie

Jul-05-13 11:05 PM

So what, we we give them tax incentive to these businesses and promise them no union 'interference' and for those privileges we citizens get to pay their taxes. Thanks but no thank....7.50/hr is a ram's wage. That's not a job it's nearly indentured servitude. I'm voting for Ron. Oh yeah...he's a very nice man too.

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Captain

Jul-05-13 12:01 PM

(Johnson will) "... bow to the demands of labor unions. That's the exact strategy that has ranked New York dead last in new business development."

If you don't want Johnson as the next Co Exec simply b/c he's a Dem, a more accurate statement is we don't need a new Co Exec doing what we as a body have been doing for so long.

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GeorgeB67

Jul-05-13 7:48 AM

What exactly would Mr. Johnson have done differently? "Better communication?" In a previous press release he said he is going to load the IDA board with labor union representatives. So what he plans on "communicating" to potential employers looking to move into our county is you had better be prepared to bow to the demands of labor unions. That's the exact strategy that has ranked New York dead last in new business development .

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