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anonymous
http://www.bteany.com/pages/med.html       
Meeting and Event Dates

http://goo.gl/2jQoM               
Leadership Dinner
Cipriani Wall Street
55 Wall Street
Tuesday, May 24, 2011

http://www.cipriani.com/locations/new-york/events/cipriani-wall-street.php
Cipriani Wall Street Corporate Events

http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/fortune_archive/2007/04/02/8403480/index.htm
Scandal shakes up the Cipriani empire
...In 2003 a Gambino family soldier named Michael DiLeonardo (a.k.a. Mickey Scars) pleaded guilty to murder and agreed to become a witness against his former associates.

In the course of his testimony, Mickey Scars served up a primer on labor relations New York-style when he claimed that Cipriani had paid the Gambino family $120,000 to make union problems at the Rainbow Room disappear. Or as Scars told the court, "In the spring of 1998 he was having some union problems with the Rainbow Room. He wanted to go non-union there in the restaurant." Scars said he took the money but was unable to do anything about the union situation...


http://www.nytimes.com/2005/02/05/nyregion/05pier.html?pagewanted=print&position=
February 5, 2005
On the Waterfront, Dueling Developers
By CHARLES V. BAGLI

...The board received letters describing the Dec. 8 testimony of Michael DiLeonardo in the racketeering trial of Peter Gotti, the head of the Gambino crime family. At one point, Mr. DiLeonardo, a Mafia turncoat, testified that he had met Mr. Cipriani through Mickey Rourke, the actor. He said that in the spring of 1998, Mr. Cipriani "wanted to know if we could help keep the unions off his back."

According to a transcript of the testimony, Mr. DiLeonardo said he had Mr. Cipriani funnel $120,000 through Francis Leahy, a contractor known as Buddy who was doing work for Mr. Cipriani, in return for helping him with his labor problem.

Mr. Cipriani, in an interview last week, dismissed the testimony as nonsense. He said he knew Mr. Leahy, a contractor who did work for him at three banquet halls. "It's true we gave him a lot of money," he said, "but it was for construction."

The hotel and restaurant workers union did wage a bitter eight-month campaign against Mr. Cipriani in 1999, after he took over the Rainbow Room and fired hundreds of union workers. Peter Ward, the current union president, said the union stopped its picketing only because Mr. Cipriani gave in and agreed to rehire the workers and sign a union contract.

Asked if Chelsea Piers had distributed the trial transcripts, Tom Bernstein, the company's president, declined to comment.

According to a director of the trust, the testimony regarding Mr. Cipriani was referred to the city's Department of Investigation, which declined to comment.


http://www.nytimes.com/2007/08/01/nyregion/01fraud.html?_r=3&oref=slogin
August 1, 2007
Father and Son Restaurateurs in New York City Plead Guilty to Tax Evasion
By GRETCHEN MORGENSON and CHARLES V. BAGLI

Two members of the Cipriani family, renowned for its string of opulent restaurants in New York and Venice, pleaded guilty to tax evasion yesterday and agreed to pay $10 million in restitution and penalties to resolve a case brought by Robert M. Morgenthau, the district attorney of Manhattan.

Arrigo Cipriani, 75, the family patriarch, pleaded guilty to a felony tax charge while Giuseppe Cipriani, 42, his son and the chief executive of Cipriani U.S.A. Inc., pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor. Guilty pleas were entered as well for three corporate units of Cipriani U.S.A. on tax felony charges.

Famous for the Rainbow Room, Harry Cipriani and five other New York restaurants and banquet facilities, the Cipriani companies in New York evaded about $3.5 million in state and city taxes for six years beginning in 1998, Mr. Morgenthau said.

Although the men face potential prison sentences of at least one year, Mr. Morgenthau said his office would recommend three years’ probation for the son and five years’ probation for the father. Sentencing is scheduled for October.

The scheme involved Cipriani S.A., the parent company in Luxembourg, owned by Arrigo Cipriani, that had the rights to the family name and other trademarked property. Cipriani U.S.A. entered into a licensing agreement requiring it to pay 11.5 percent of total sales to the overseas company for the right to use the name.

Cipriani U.S.A. recorded royalty payments of $30.7 million to the Luxembourg parent in 2003 and 2004, the most recent years for which the company filed tax returns. But the reported payments, which reduced the company’s taxable income, were never actually made, Mr. Morgenthau said, so Cipriani U.S.A.’s income was higher than reported on its tax returns.

In addition to paying penalties and restitution, Cipriani U.S.A. has agreed to install an independent monitor through 2011 to ensure that the companies pay appropriate taxes. The companies will likely face a federal tax liability arising from the case, but how much is unclear.

“Because of bank secrecy and corporate secrecy in Luxembourg, it was difficult to show they were not in fact paying the royalties, but we did establish it,” Mr. Morgenthau said. “International tax treaties and the complicated U.S. tax code create an environment conducive to the commission of tax fraud.”

Stanley S. Arkin, a lawyer for the Ciprianis, said in a statement: “The resolution of this matter allows the Cipriani family to put this incident behind them. They will continue to spend their efforts and energies in maximizing the growth of the unique Cipriani brand and their multifaceted businesses.”

The investigation into the Cipriani companies began in November 2005, Mr. Morgenthau said, after his office received an anonymous but detailed letter outlining the questionable royalty payments. The letter’s writer was never identified, he said.

The letter also led to a guilty plea in May by Dennis Pappas, a former vice president of Cipriani U.S.A., who admitted to defrauding three insurance companies and the Social Security Administration. A convicted mob financier, Mr. Pappas had been working off the books for the Cipriani companies since 2000 while receiving disability payments. He was sentenced last month to 1 ½ to 4 ½ years in state prison and ordered to pay $1 million in restitution.

The Cipriani restaurant empire dates to 1931, when Giuseppe Cipriani Sr., Arrigo’s father, opened Harry’s Bar in Venice. The company opened its first New York restaurant, Harry Cipriani, in 1985. It then expanded in the city in the late 1990s with Downtown Cipriani in SoHo, Cipriani Wall Street, and Cipriani Dolci in Grand Central Terminal.

In 1999, the Ciprianis ignited a noisy nine-month battle with romantics and ballroom dancers when they took over the Rainbow Room, atop Rockefeller Center. Regulars were upset that the room, the site of birthday parties, wedding anniversaries and other celebrations, was essentially being closed to the public as the Ciprianis converted it to a banquet hall. The conversion went through.

Most restaurateurs fear food critics and avoid sparring publicly with them, but not the Ciprianis. After a negative review in The New York Times in 1987, Arrigo barred the critic Bryan Miller from Bellini, a restaurant that has since closed, and took out an advertisement in the newspaper excoriating Mr. Miller — who donned a disguise and ate there anyway.

In 1996, Arrigo Cipriani went after Gael Greene with a scathing letter to New York magazine after she panned Cipriani Downtown. She had written that some of the food tasted “frozen, thawed and rewarmed” and that the hamburger was “chewy as bubble gum.”

Restaurant critics are not the only people with whom the Ciprianis have tussled. They were charged with sex discrimination in 1999 by Eliot Spitzer, then New York State’s attorney general, for refusing to hire female waiters in their restaurants. The Ciprianis settled the case in July 2000, promising that half the waiters they would hire over the next three years would be women.

At yesterday’s news conference announcing the Ciprianis’ guilty pleas, William Comiskey, deputy commissioner for tax enforcement for New York State, said the case was the first of a “growing collaboration” between state prosecutors and tax enforcement officials. Mr. Comiskey said the state was quadrupling the number of investigators to pursue tax fraud cases like the one against the Ciprianis. “We love to see prosecutors aggressively pursue cases of tax fraud,” he said.

Mr. Morgenthau, whose office has initiated many tax fraud cases, said: “We hope this sends a message to people who use offshore jurisdictions. It may take a lot of time, but we’ll catch up with you.”

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anonymous
http://enr.construction.com/business_management/workforce/2011/0302-MarketRealities.asp
New York Builders and Unions At Odds Over Market Realities
03/02/2011
By Adam Klasfeld and Bruce Buckley

Heading into the summer bargaining season, the goodwill created between New York City contractors and construction unions during landmark labor negotiations in 2009 appears to be spent. Labor bosses are crying foul over an employer campaign aimed at reducing the gap between union and open-shop rates.

Rather than working exclusively with union trades representatives, the Building Trades Employers’ Association, which represents about 1,700 contractors citywide, is reaching out directly to rank-and-file union members to drive home market realities. In 2009, BTEA and the Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater New York (BCTC), which represents 15 unions, found short-term consensus on project labor agreements to improve pricing and unfreeze stalled projects. Now, Coletti says, a long-term solution is needed.

“Labor believes this is a recession like other recessions,” says Louis Coletti, BTEA president. “Things will be bad for a period of time, but by year-end they will get back to normal. Management believes this recession has created a new normal.” He says many contractors and developers recognize the value of building unions, but rates are priced too far above the market.

BTEA members want to remain union but need concessions to get owner buy-in, Coletti says. “[Developers] can no longer afford to build when there is a 25% to 30% differential,” he says. “Either it won’t be built at all, or it will be built non-union.”

To drive home its message, BTEA created a 26-point cost-cutting “framework.” Ron Berger, executive director of the Subcontractors’ Trade Association, says it focuses on cost reduction “without having to reduce men’s salaries.” But a copy obtained by ENR shows a 20% wage and benefit reduction among the proposed changes.

Raymond McGuire, general counsel of the Contractors Association of Greater New York, says employers could begin to include the list in workers’ pay envelopes in the next few weeks. The National Labor Relations Act bars individual negotiations between employers and union members, but envelope-stuffing is legal, he says.

BCTC President Gary LaBarbera calls the BTEA tactic an attempt to undermine collective bargaining. “[BTEA] has chosen to go public with these issues, which is at the very least an act of bad faith,” he says. “It clearly undermines the integrity of the traditional collective bargaining process.”

In January, he says BTEA “made an end run” around BCTC to Sean McGarvey, secretary-treasurer of the AFL-CIO’s Building and Construction Trades Dept., to discuss issues. “My members want us to take every step to preserve this business model,” Coletti says. He rejects the suggestion that BTEA is trying to bust unions. “This is not Wisconsin,” he says.
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listman
 to drive home.       I take these three words out of context and will referr to them later



reaching out directly to rank-and-file union members

---let em contact me !
You get nothing for what the associations did, and for you letting them rape us in the demonstrable ways you had.

----GLOBAL MARKET REALITIES - Show me the money in the other set of books. Everyone made scratch but us.

BTEA and the Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater New York (BCTC), which represents 15 unions, found short-term consensus on project labor agreements to improve pricing and unfreeze stalled projects. Now, Coletti says, a long-term solution is needed.

---- ANSWER , --BTEA Needs the overhaul as well as ALL associations.
@ Contempt Hearings ------"We didn't know there was a Consent Decree IN PLACE"   MY ASS !

“Labor believes this is a recession like other recessions,” says Louis Coletti, BTEA president. “Things will be bad for a period of time, but by year-end they will get back to normal

----Year end or shortly thereafter = MOBILITY.    # 5k on the list+/blackballed+/charged+/No Grievance procedure+/Afraid+/Apathy+/My kid needs surgery and your fucking Co friendly position means there's difficulty w/the B.funds.

Management believes this recession has created a new normal,

----- NORML IN THE BIZARRO WORLD MAYBE.

contractors and developers recognize the value of building unions

-----Now I can't improve upon the value of my life by being a member of this union.
I'm sorry but are you really saying "it is what it is" ?   UNACCEPTABLE !

contractors and developers recognize the value of building unions

----Your building Unions, PRICELESS !
 
.” He says many contractors and developers recognize the value of building unions, but rates are priced too far above the market.

------YOU CLEARLY, get this, - "CONSTRUCTED" THE MONSTER !

Developers can no longer afford to build when there is a 25% to 30% differential,” he says
I say,

------WE DON'T COMMIT FRAUD, get rid of it so we go about our business work safely free from tryants.

or it will be built non-union.”

-------Who are you going to cry to, - Walker

 26-point cost-cutting "framework"

------Whaddya call that, a fuckugraph.

 it focuses on cost reduction “without having to reduce men’s salaries.” But a copy obtained by ENR shows a 20% wage and benefit reduction among the proposed changes.

They have both covered. As to the former,-WORK RULES ???-- or it will be built non-union.” --

Raymond McGuire, general counsel of the Contractors Association of Greater New York, says employers could begin to include the list in workers’ pay envelopes in the next few weeks.

-----WTF ? IF I WAS ON THE JOB AND SOMEONE SAID HERE READ THIS ! DISTRACT & DIVIDE

BCTC President Gary LaBarbera calls the BTEA tactic an attempt to undermine collective bargaining

----THERE IT IS

[BTEA] has chosen to go public with these issues, which is at the very least an act of bad faith,” he says. “It clearly undermines the integrity of the traditional collective bargaining process.”

--------------NOT FOR ONE MINUTE DOES PROPOGANDA LIKE THIS COME FROM SOMEONE WHO STOOD BY AND WATCHED AS THERE WERE CONCESSIONS BEFORE GETTING TO THE TABLE.
AND AS FAR AS COLLECTIVE BARGAINING GOES YOUR GOLDEN FLEECED LEADER TOOK YOU INTO THE FOLDS LONG AGO TO ACCOMPLISH JUST THAT.

In January, he says BTEA “made an end run” around BCTC to Sean McGarvey, secretary-treasurer of the AFL-CIO’s Building and Construction Trades Dept., to discuss issues.

-----McCarron and the boys of summer 09 did an opposite end run SIMULTANEOUSLY and there was no one to stop each other !

He rejects the suggestion that BTEA is trying to bust unions

-------Won't go there cause it aint happenin

This is not Wisconsin,”

--------Don't knock WI. now, first swin I had in an abandoned quarry.
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listman
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There's on thing I've been doing most of my life,  DRIVING THINGS HOME.

Understand this Coletti, - not after what we've been through both as to the Union & your buddy's dealings w/Wall st. and the multi facted disaster you've created because you've been in bed w/ the whole builder/construction/racketeering culture, NOT OFF MY BACK ANYMORE.
You risked the lives of Union men for the same Laissez-faire arrangement that was with the likes of business agents/managers/delegates/council paid employees.

No Consessions.
That goes for being lifted up to an empty site @ 6:30
A full compliment of carpenters. I'm skilled enough to negotiate my arrival early enough to be at the box by 7, but thats it.  
No alterations to time, lunch/quitting ,
No mandatory 12 hrs/dy three weeks in a row and if you bitch or want to take a sunday off to go tom church your out.
No late bene's. Either your finacially solvent or not. Minimum time maybe two-three weeks.
Or would you prefer stamps.  And you have to be nicer !

The list goes on...........
Ted
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Ted
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ANONYMOUS: ALSO ON ENR.COM

COLETTI & LABARBERA ARE:

A) FUNDED BY THE 30 TRADES THEY WISH TO CRUSH & BREAK ALA WISCONSIN PUBLIC SECTOR UNIONS

B) BITING OFF THE HANDS THAT FEED THEM

C) IN BED WITH THE CONTRACTOR ASSOCIATION MEMBERS WHO SIT ON THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES  & ALSO ACT IN FIDUCIARY CAPACITIES TO THE FUNDS WHICH HAVE BEEN RAPED & PILLAGED MERCILESSLY BY KNOWN GOONS & MOBSTERS THEY ASSOCIATE WITH

D) ARE POSING IN THE ENR PHOTO'S LIKE TONY MONTANTA & HIS SIDEKICK, MANUELO (CHOOT THAT SON OF A BITCH), HOW YOU LIKE ME NOW FRANK?

E) VIA THE PUBLIC AD CAMPAIGN, THE 26-POINT PLAN TO CRUSH & BREAK UNIONS ADMITTING TO ITEMS A-D AND ESTABLISHING FOR THE 30 TRADE UNIONS A PRIMA-FACIE CASE OF A FAIT-ACCOMPLI, MEANING SIMPLY THIS: "THE DEALS HAVE ALREADY BEEN MADE, DONE, FINITO, SIGNED, SEALED & DELIVERED"...AND THAT THERE WILL BE NO BARGAINING OR ATTEMPT TO DO SO WHATSOEVER - PERIOD.

F) WHAT DO COLETTI & LABARBERA BRING TO THE VALUE ADDED EQUATION & WHAT IS THEIR COMPENSATION. WHAT KIND OF KICKBACK IS IN THIS FOR THEM? wHY ARE THEY TAKING UNION MEMBER CONTRIBUTIONS WHICH FUND THEIR ACTIVITIES & USING SAID FUNDS IN A PUBLIC AD CAMPAIGN TO DESTROY THE HAND & THE MEN WHO PAY THEIR SALARIES? ANSWER - IT HAS TO BE ON THE OTHER END FOR THEM, AS IN THE PAYOFF? tIME TO PUT A TAIL ON THEM, STILL PHOTOS, VIDEOS, WHAT MOB BOSSES DO THEY HAVE LUNCH & DINNER WITH? wHER ETHE HELL IS THE US AG & FBI? WHERE IS RO WALSH ON THIS?



Turner Construction Caught Up In New York City Cost Dispute
03/03/2011
By Adam Klasfeld
 Text size: A ANew York City's Economic Development Corp. has reacted strongly to a new audit by the city comptroller that says the agency allowed locally-based Turner Construction Co. to rack up more than $3 million in "dubious" payments on a construction and facilities management contract.

----- Advertising -----
The comptroller says the contract had ballooned to nearly $74 million from $7.5 million in three years. It involved a variety of projects, including a garage and pedestrian protection during pier repairs.

"We are disappointed that after a 16-month review, the Comptroller's Office has issued an audit report that is flawed, misleading and draws unsupported conclusions,” said EDC in a written statement.

The EDC statement said that “20 of the 21 completed projects included in this audit came in under budget-for a net aggregate savings of $2.7 million."

City Comptroller John Liu seems to have anticipated that his 86-page audit, released last month, would set off a firestorm. The lengthy document, which includes EDC responses to every recommendation, acknowledges that there is extensive disagreement in the "amount of opposing detail now included in this report."

Yet the controversy seems to have overshadowed the contents of the audit, including the construction projects criticized and allegations by. Liu that years of EDC inaction on construction hazards endangered public safety in three instances.

The audit states that Turner was overpaid on a number of municipal projects, and criticized the contractor, and EDC, for inaccurate installations, "poor quality work" and "incorrect labor rates."

The audit alleges "[u]nnecessary costs for material loading, storage and transportation," the installation of temporary roofing, insurance paid prior to work cancellation and "[e]xcessive construction management costs," totaling more than $1.4 million.

The comptroller also claims there was a lack of pre-payment auditing, improper reimbursement, poor documentation and improper use of allowance, totaling close to $1.8 million.

The audit offers 31 recommendations on how EDC can resolve "significant weaknesses" of its contract oversight, 19 of which the corporation said it was already complying with. However, it disagreed wholly or partially with nine recommendations and emphatically denied that its actions “endangered public safety."

But Liu was unmoved. “In these cases, the Corporation's belated approach for compelling Turner to undertake critical and timely repairs of city facilities indicates [its] lackluster approach in providing effective oversight and monitoring," the audit states.

EDC claims that the positive results of municipal projects it managed “speak for themselves," but the audit contends the agency “cannot absolve itself from its overall [contract management] responsibility."

A Turner spokesman said that the company has complied fully with the audit and cooperated with the EDC.

“While EDC has provided a full response to the Comptroller's report, we can reiterate that Turner's "on-call" facility management and construction management services are being performed with a full-commitment to quality, safety and integrity,” says a company statement. “With the established ‘on-call’ agreement we have with the EDC, we are able to quickly mobilize staff and resources to respond to their needs as projects are identified and funds are made available.”

This story has been revised at 12:25pm on March 4, 2011.

 
Ted
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Ted
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28 U.S.C. Sec 1746 - DECLARATION UNDER PENALTY OF PERJURY (by RO WALSH)

Has COLETTI & LABARBERA been made to sign a "sworn affadvait"? If not, WHY NOT?
Seems to me to be an easy one for RO Walsh to enforce, as these two are deeply mired in the affairs of the NYCDCC Carpenters, particularly given their unfetterred demands of all 30-Trades they are now trying to crush via fiat-corruption.

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rally524
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In context of the recent Lehr indictments, and the latest assault on unionized constriction workers by industry bosses, the Real Estate Board of New York, this article Ted posted on March 14th, about corrupt construction management, it is definitely worth a read, or re-read:
http://enr.construction.com/business_management/ethics_corruption/2011/0303-TurnerCostDispute.asp
Turner Construction Caught Up In New York City Cost Dispute
03/03/2011
By Adam Klasfeld

New York City's Economic Development Corp. has reacted strongly to a new audit by the city comptroller that says the agency allowed locally-based Turner Construction Co. to rack up more than $3 million in "dubious" payments on a construction and facilities management contract.

The comptroller says the contract had ballooned to nearly $74 million from $7.5 million in three years. It involved a variety of projects, including a garage and pedestrian protection during pier repairs.

"We are disappointed that after a 16-month review, the Comptroller's Office has issued an audit report that is flawed, misleading and draws unsupported conclusions,” said EDC in a written statement.

The EDC statement said that “20 of the 21 completed projects included in this audit came in under budget-for a net aggregate savings of $2.7 million."

City Comptroller John Liu seems to have anticipated that his 86-page audit, released last month, would set off a firestorm. The lengthy document, which includes EDC responses to every recommendation, acknowledges that there is extensive disagreement in the "amount of opposing detail now included in this report."

Yet the controversy seems to have overshadowed the contents of the audit, including the construction projects criticized and allegations by. Liu that years of EDC inaction on construction hazards endangered public safety in three instances.

The audit states that Turner was overpaid on a number of municipal projects, and criticized the contractor, and EDC, for inaccurate installations, "poor quality work" and "incorrect labor rates."

The audit alleges "[u]nnecessary costs for material loading, storage and transportation," the installation of temporary roofing, insurance paid prior to work cancellation and "[e]xcessive construction management costs," totaling more than $1.4 million.

The comptroller also claims there was a lack of pre-payment auditing, improper reimbursement, poor documentation and improper use of allowance, totaling close to $1.8 million.

The audit offers 31 recommendations on how EDC can resolve "significant weaknesses" of its contract oversight, 19 of which the corporation said it was already complying with. However, it disagreed wholly or partially with nine recommendations and emphatically denied that its actions “endangered public safety."

But Liu was unmoved. “In these cases, the Corporation's belated approach for compelling Turner to undertake critical and timely repairs of city facilities indicates [its] lackluster approach in providing effective oversight and monitoring," the audit states.

EDC claims that the positive results of municipal projects it managed “speak for themselves," but the audit contends the agency “cannot absolve itself from its overall [contract management] responsibility."

A Turner spokesman said that the company has complied fully with the audit and cooperated with the EDC.

“While EDC has provided a full response to the Comptroller's report, we can reiterate that Turner's "on-call" facility management and construction management services are being performed with a full-commitment to quality, safety and integrity,” says a company statement. “With the established ‘on-call’ agreement we have with the EDC, we are able to quickly mobilize staff and resources to respond to their needs as projects are identified and funds are made available.”

This story has been revised at 12:25pm on March 4, 2011.
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Higgins & Cipriani Boot Union
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So Let me get this straight.

This UNION DINNER will be held at Ciprianis - The same Ciprianis run by John Higgins who eliminated the Union Labor on 42nd street and set up the sham temp agency know as Exquisite Staffing to DUPE Peter Ward, the head of New York's Hotel and Motel Trades.

Wake up and smell the scam ladies & gentlemen.

Ciprianis has been one of the biggest skirters of union labor in this city. Under the leadership of John Higgins it will only get worse.

He has run this use to be world class restaurant chain into near bankruptcy status on the backs of union labor.

Don't patronize this stink hole.


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Levi
      Just to clear this up, we aren't patronizing Cipriani's. The Building Trades Employers Association is having their Annual Leadership Dinner there. These are the people who never make any money on their construction projects. Ha.