It seems to some folks on Long Island, those were the good old days:
- Immigrants arrived in droves in relatively small
communities, making it impossible for residents to ignore their new
neighbors. Some 80 percent of Long Islanders own their homes, and
there are few rental apartments, so laborers are often crammed into
And thanks to the island's relatively weak labor unions, they can find work by standing on street corners, [Republican County rep Paul] Tonna said.
It's nice to know Republicans finally see the value of labor unions...