Carrollton Jobs Protesters Meet With County Commissioners

From the Free Press Standard:
Seven members of protestors who have lined the streets of Carrollton the past few weeks made their second visit to a Carroll County Commissioners’ meeting last week. 
Curt Mayle, business manager for Laborers Local 1015, and Vince Irvin, state apprenticeship coordinator, were joined by five union members.  They told commissioners they are “receiving good feedback from the residents of Carroll County and have heard “tragic stories of what had happened to people where the gas and oil industry has not been good to them.” 
Mayle said over 120 union journeymen are not working. Wallace Lively, a member of the pipeliner’s union #798, told commissioners he is a welder and pipeliner and “needs a job.” 
Commissioner Tom Wheaton asked if anyone had followed up a meeting with Kate Offenberger, director of the Carroll County Department of Job and Family Services. “I suggest you get a list of how many people your union has available to work and their skills to Kate,” Wheaton stated.
The protesters were also advised that local retailers are concerned about people who are reluctant to come downtown to shop because of their presence.  It was recommended that they stop congregating in one spot.

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