By: Diane Benjamin
This story is Part 1 on the County Board meeting this week. Part 2 is tomorrow.
Know who this guy is?
That is Democrat County Board member Jim Rogal.
Rogal talked the Board into delaying a vote on a new solar farm for only one reason:
He wants to force (intimate) them into using local labor – as in union labor. The builder of the solar farm is getting no tax dollars and it is a private company. Rogal the bully wants to tell them who they have do hire to do work McLean County.
Rogal made one thing clear with his stunt: Companies now know they can’t locate in McLean County unless they use union labor. Government will delay, delay, delay approving their projects.
When does the violence start if they don’t comply Jim? Ever read recent history, even in McLean County when union don’t get their way?
Why is this a SERIOUS problem?
Guess what Rogal does for a living? It’s takes a little digging to find the truth since he leaves some vital details out of his work description: Research & Education at Midwest Region Health & Safety Fund
Read farther down the page:
Rogal works for a Labor Union and holds up a construction project in McLean County for another month to coerce them into using union labor. That used to be called ORGANIZED CRIME. Remember Mafia shakedowns? How is this any different?
Jim Rogal is going to be on the ballot in County Board District 4. If you like corruption you can keep corruption by voting for him.
Just hit play to hear the conversation, at least George Wendt figured it out. The project got delayed anyway: