read full whine: The Hamilton Spectator
The city has a new deal with the carpenters' union that's threatening to cause labour strife.
Council approved a settlement last week that will give the union exclusive rights to the city's residential and heavy construction, such as roads and bridges.
The deal has outraged the Laborers' International Union of North America, which has traditionally completed the work.
'The city is screwed,' said Manuel Bastos, business manager for LIUNA Local 837.