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Nonunion Ala. (Electric Utility) crews turned away from Sandy recovery
WAFF-TV ^ | 11-1-12 | By Mark Thornhill

Posted on 11/01/2012 10:38:53 PM PDT by tcrlaf

SEASIDE HEIGHTS, NEW JERSEY - The hurricane-ravaged east coast has been receiving north Alabama help, but crews from Huntsville Utilities learned they'll be doing work in Long Island, New York instead of in New Jersey.

Crews from Huntsville, as well as Decatur Utilities and Joe Wheeler out of Trinity headed up there this week, but Derrick Moore, one of the Decatur workers, said they were told by crews in New Jersey that they can't do any work there since they're not union employees.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: insanity; politics; sandy; union
WOW.... What can you say, besides wow...

People left suffering in the dark and cold, because the electricity crews can't help them, due to not meeting Democrat standards of political correctness.

Somebody should be mentioning this in a campaign speech, let alone being on Drudge!!

HOW FREAKIN INSANE IS THAT??

1 posted on 11/01/2012 10:39:01 PM PDT by tcrlaf
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To: tcrlaf
I was in New Orleans right after Katrina. In addition to working some of the most dangerous jobs they'd encounter in their careers, some of the out-of-state utility crews were being shot at by rioters.
2 posted on 11/01/2012 10:46:52 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: tcrlaf

Well, they elect the RATs who are in love with the unions. Like some here on FR are always saying with respect to California, New Jersey is a lot farther down the road and has been on it longer than has California, so let’s just “cut New Jersey loose” and make Pennsylvania the new East Coast. Oh but wait, PA is just like NJ! So just how far west do we need to go to get to a “good” state? Maybe things will be better if we go all the way to the Mississippi! At least that would get rid of that pesky union hideout called Ohio!


3 posted on 11/01/2012 10:57:58 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: tcrlaf

The stupid, it buuuuuuuurns.

If you are still without power in New Jersey, now you know part of the reason why. And the next time something hits New Jersey, people will be far less inclined to send help so New Jersians will get to huddle together in the dark slowly freezing to death just that much longer. Union membership and solidarity is more important than people’s lives, I guess.

I’ll guess this won’t be getting any national coverage...


4 posted on 11/01/2012 11:00:13 PM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: vette6387

You COULD go south if you wanted.


5 posted on 11/01/2012 11:54:15 PM PDT by ari-freedom
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To: tcrlaf

obviously...

all that federal money will be going ONLY to union workers

how could you think otherwise??


6 posted on 11/01/2012 11:57:43 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

I’ve never understood the ‘attack anyone in uniform’ mentality.

EMT, Firemen, etc. have been attacked in various situations over the years and I don’t get it. They are trying to help, you idiots!


7 posted on 11/01/2012 11:58:03 PM PDT by PissAndVinegar
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To: tcrlaf
I am damn proud to say that crews from Alabama got our electricity up and running after hurricane Gustav.
Those guys got all the cold soft drinks and cold water they needed from folks in the neighborhood with generators.
A great bunch of guys!!!

Up yours Jersey crooks!

8 posted on 11/02/2012 12:15:32 AM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: tcrlaf

So I guess they won’t get started til the weekend so they can earn triple wages ...


9 posted on 11/02/2012 12:20:30 AM PDT by 11th_VA (Keep your laws OFF my Big Gulp !)
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To: tcrlaf
Why is everyone surprised. The the same thing happned in the gulf during the BP spill and NON UNION help was told to keep away. Some of this help came from other countries with technology designed to do the job.
10 posted on 11/02/2012 12:50:41 AM PDT by IC Ken
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To: tcrlaf

* The crews that are in Roanoke, Virginia say they are just watching and waiting even though they originally received a call asking for help from Seaside Heights,New Jersey.*

Those crews from Alabama should charge NJ for the cost of their trip. Especially since they were asked to come. What jerks.

Proud of my Bama boys.


11 posted on 11/02/2012 12:51:45 AM PDT by Lil Flower (American by birth. Southern by the Grace of God! ROLL TIDE!!)
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To: tcrlaf

Bump


12 posted on 11/02/2012 1:19:46 AM PDT by lowbridge (Joe Biden: "Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy.")
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To: tcrlaf

” they’ll be doing work in Long Island, New York instead”

Their loss is my gain. I live in long island, new York and have been without electricity since Monday morning.


13 posted on 11/02/2012 1:23:37 AM PDT by lowbridge (Joe Biden: "Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy.")
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To: tcrlaf

this by itself should put an END to unions...they are indeed criminals....


14 posted on 11/02/2012 1:26:50 AM PDT by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now and in the future)
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To: tcrlaf

Pure typical sick union mentality.

Just as they would rather see their company go out of business than yield one penny from their union contract, they would rather see people die than have a non-union person pick up a tool to help.


15 posted on 11/02/2012 1:28:41 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: tcrlaf

Whatever’s good for the AFL/CIO is good for America./s


16 posted on 11/02/2012 1:51:07 AM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: lowbridge

Our son is on Long Island, too, and is in the same boat as you. - I agree. New Jersey’s loss is our gain.


17 posted on 11/02/2012 2:01:38 AM PDT by Twinkie (REMEMBER BENGHAZI !!!!)
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To: IC Ken

This happened in lower Manhattan after 9/11 as well; I personally know a dump truck driver this happened to.


18 posted on 11/02/2012 2:27:31 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: vette6387

Oh but wait, PA is just like NJ!

Just add Philadelphia to the plan and you have a Red state in Pennsylvania immediately. Pittsburgh cannot overtake the rest of the state at all.


19 posted on 11/02/2012 3:14:40 AM PDT by napscoordinator (GOP Candidate 2020 - "Bloomberg 2020 - We vote for whatever crap the GOP puts in front of us.")
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To: tcrlaf

Those in the northeast have created a liberal-government-union-media framework that is now crumbling. I do not want my money going to support that framework or its people.


20 posted on 11/02/2012 3:15:15 AM PDT by gotribe (He's a mack-daddy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AV415yit7Zg)
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To: tcrlaf
The Socialist Workers' Party (aka, Democrats and the Unions overall), do NOT allow anyone to take their overtime, no matter how desperate the people are for help.

This is a way of life with Progressives, Davis-Bacon, etc.

Why don't they bring busloads of Illegals in to help, picking up hot wires that are down?

21 posted on 11/02/2012 3:16:57 AM PDT by traditional1 (Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: gotribe
I live in the red T of PA and you don't support a damned thing related to me, ya self-righteous jerk-off.
So stick that moronic broad brush a couple feet up your ass, k ? !
22 posted on 11/02/2012 3:21:53 AM PDT by tomkat
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To: tomkat

whatever you liberal asshole.


25 posted on 11/02/2012 3:23:15 AM PDT by gotribe (He's a mack-daddy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AV415yit7Zg)
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To: lowbridge

Hopefully you will appreciate some help from the South.


28 posted on 11/02/2012 3:33:08 AM PDT by No Surrender No Retreat
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To: tcrlaf

Then they deserve to wait in long lines for their gas. Has anyone figured whether it takes more time to fill up when “full service” is required, rather than the customer filling his own can, or tank? IOW, could the lines move faster if each customer filled his own, rather than waiting for the service station employee to come over and fill the tank?


29 posted on 11/02/2012 3:47:53 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: No Surrender No Retreat

I will. Not too sure about my fellow New Yorkers though. ;)


30 posted on 11/02/2012 4:13:25 AM PDT by lowbridge (Joe Biden: "Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy.")
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To: tcrlaf

Union workers are scum. My inlaws are union people from Akron, OH. Even though they know that unions killed their city they still cling to unions. Morons on parade.


31 posted on 11/02/2012 4:19:01 AM PDT by coon2000 (Give me Liberty or give me death!)
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To: tcrlaf

BTTT.

UFB.


32 posted on 11/02/2012 4:20:56 AM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: tcrlaf

New Jersey’s loss. New York’s gain.


33 posted on 11/02/2012 4:26:17 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (cat dog, cat dog, alone in the world is a little cat dog)
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Screw NJ...Welcome to Long Island boys....you might be surprised how conservative we get as you go east....dang....Long Islander's even love NASCAR...

Seriously, the South Shore of the Island was devastated....I drove through the southern reaches of my hometown Amityville yesterday, it looked as if a bomb had gone off...there are many folks out here that could care less if you are union or not....and they will appreciate the assistance....and share whatever they have left with you...

Thanks.......
34 posted on 11/02/2012 4:43:40 AM PDT by PigRigger (Donate to http://www.AdoptAPlatoon.org - The Troops have our front covered, let's guard their backs!)
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To: ari-freedom

[A-hem: no. They bring their blue state ways with ‘em. Places like Raleigh and Charlotte are filled with yankees...guess how they vote?]


35 posted on 11/02/2012 4:48:59 AM PDT by Adder (No Mo BO)
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To: tcrlaf

Story up on Drudge now. Left side column, top


36 posted on 11/02/2012 4:59:53 AM PDT by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur: non vehere est inermus)
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To: tcrlaf

The east coasts unprecedented cost of repair and rebuilding estimate after Sandy is directly tied to Unions the non-union labor is half the cost...Labor Union chicanery to keep free/non-labor out will be interesting IF reporters will report it; IF they are allowed to...you can’t move a little table on a set or off a truck unless some Union says you can..........


37 posted on 11/02/2012 7:28:39 AM PDT by yoe (Vote for the Real American whose love for his country has NEVER been in question.)
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To: tcrlaf

Agreed and believe that being Stupid should hurt...


38 posted on 11/02/2012 8:57:33 AM PDT by Malios
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To: Twinkie

Many of them went back home. You are all losing their services!!!


39 posted on 11/02/2012 10:53:12 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: tcrlaf

Just WHO told the Alabama workers they had to sign up or leave?

And why wasn’t he knocked on his ass and then locked up?

The Union Mob only has that kind of power and control if you let them.


40 posted on 11/02/2012 11:32:00 AM PDT by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: ridesthemiles

“Many of them went back home. You are all losing their services!!!”

Yes. I heard that they left NJ and went over to Long Island after the NJ unions ran them off; then I heard that the LI unions ran them off, and then they just left. . and WHO CAN BLAME THEM?!! This is the most IGNORANT dilly-dallying I’ve ever heard of - except maybe Bloomberg going ahead with the Marathon in the face of this DISASTER! (Some common sense would be nice for a change!) I understand there were local people checked into the NY hotels after they lost their homes; but were run off to make room for the Marathon big shots.. also, a few huge generators were hooked up to run Marathon stuff instead of the 400 homes they could have powered otherwise. - This is the result of electing unwise “leaders” of the corrupt Democrat Socialist Party.


41 posted on 11/02/2012 12:08:13 PM PDT by Twinkie (REMEMBER BENGHAZI !!!!)
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