Skip to comments.Nonunion Ala. (Electric Utility) crews turned away from Sandy recovery
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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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??
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!
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...
You COULD go south if you wanted.
all that federal money will be going ONLY to union workers
how could you think otherwise??
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!
Up yours Jersey crooks!
So I guess they won’t get started til the weekend so they can earn triple wages ...
* 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.
” 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.
this by itself should put an END to unions...they are indeed criminals....
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.
Whatever’s good for the AFL/CIO is good for America./s
Our son is on Long Island, too, and is in the same boat as you. - I agree. New Jersey’s loss is our gain.
This happened in lower Manhattan after 9/11 as well; I personally know a dump truck driver this happened to.
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.
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.
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?
whatever you liberal asshole.
Hopefully you will appreciate some help from the South.
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?
I will. Not too sure about my fellow New Yorkers though. ;)
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.
New Jersey’s loss. New York’s gain.
[A-hem: no. They bring their blue state ways with ‘em. Places like Raleigh and Charlotte are filled with yankees...guess how they vote?]
Story up on Drudge now. Left side column, top
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..........
Agreed and believe that being Stupid should hurt...
Many of them went back home. You are all losing their services!!!
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.
“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.