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Non-Union Utility Crews from Alabama Turned Away From Helping NJ Sandy Victims
NBC ^ | Friday, Nov 2, 2012 | Danielle Johnson

Posted on 11/02/2012 1:19:09 PM PDT by South40

Volunteer crews who came to help restore power were allegedly told to leave because they are not union workers, according to a report.

Several utility crews from Alabama who arrived in New Jersey to help restore power following Hurricane Sandy were allegedly told to leave because they are not union workers, according to a Huntsville news station.

WAFF.com reports crews with Hunstville Utilities and Joe Wheeler Electrical Membership Cooperative made their way to Seaside Heights, New Jersey this week to help get power back on for thousands of residents left in the dark. But the groups were told by crews in New Jersey that they cannot do any work because they are non-union employees, according to the report.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: labor; newjersey; sandy; unions; unionthugs

1 posted on 11/02/2012 1:19:10 PM PDT by South40
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To: South40
It's a good thing Obama and Christy teamed up yesterday to cut red tape and expedite the recovery.


2 posted on 11/02/2012 1:26:37 PM PDT by Iron Munro ("Strange how paranoia can link up with reality now and then." -- Philip K. Dick)
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To: South40

Hannity has been playing a clip of union thugs yelling. Were they yelling at our Bama guys? I would like to get confirmation.


3 posted on 11/02/2012 1:29:59 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

From what we understand up here (Huntsville/Madison) only the Decatur Utilities crews were turned away.


4 posted on 11/02/2012 1:32:46 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Hope and Change has become Attack and Obfuscate.)
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To: South40
But the groups were told by crews in New Jersey

So they were turned away by UNION workers?
5 posted on 11/02/2012 1:33:30 PM PDT by novemberslady
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To: novemberslady

I had a good friend I knew throughout school. Several years after graduation, I went to see him for the first time. I parked my VW GTI in his driveway, and he came running out yelling with a couple of his union slug buddies that I needed to get that foreign made piece of sh_t off his property. Needless to say, we’re no longer friends.


6 posted on 11/02/2012 1:39:51 PM PDT by TStro
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

They were repeatedly calling them Scabs, so I’m assuming they were yelling at non-Union workers. Union workers were whining about the non-Union crew taking money from the mouths of their families. They were abusive and disgusting. It’s obvious these Union slime balls could care less about all the people without power. I guess they never heard Spock say: “The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few.” And there’s supposed to be another storm headed their way next week.


7 posted on 11/02/2012 1:40:14 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: novemberslady
Judging from Hannity’s tapes they seem to be more concerned about the overtime the extra workers were going to cost them than they were about getting people's power back on line.
8 posted on 11/02/2012 1:41:33 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Hope and Change has become Attack and Obfuscate.)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

New York! You get what you put in office! Remember all of this next election!! We’re all out here drinking 20-oz sodas!!


9 posted on 11/02/2012 1:42:02 PM PDT by lu shissler (an take his naiv)
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To: South40

Severin is RIPPING these union goons on the Blaze...calling them ‘vermin, evil bastards’...he said he would welcome RATS into his home before a union member...he is P*SSED!


10 posted on 11/02/2012 1:43:28 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

The clip Hannity was playing was AWFUL .... the cursing, yelling “scabs”, etc. at folks who came to help .... totally disgraceful & disgusting. The union guys kept yelling that the non-union crews from out of state were taking money away from their families .... well, how about putting your fellow citizens first and making sure folks have electricity. I don’t think the folks in dire straits & needing electricity care whether it is union or non-union. BTW, I have a family member who, due to health issues, needs electricity so a power outage of any length is life-threatening ...... of course, union thugs can’t be bothered with such trivial matters for folks in the same circumstances in their city.


11 posted on 11/02/2012 1:44:07 PM PDT by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: South40

Invite these crews to Harding Township, Morris County, NJ. We will put them up for the night. If our power company dioes not accept them, I will stop paying my power bills because they do not belong to my club (which I will form for the occasion). We can all play this game!


12 posted on 11/02/2012 1:46:26 PM PDT by docbnj
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To: South40

Invite these crews to Harding Township, Morris County, NJ. We will put them up for the night. If our power company dioes not accept them, I will stop paying my power bills because they do not belong to my club (which I will form for the occasion). We can all play this game!


13 posted on 11/02/2012 1:46:43 PM PDT by docbnj
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To: South40

14 posted on 11/02/2012 1:47:27 PM PDT by Zakeet (Calling the Obozo/Bernack economy sluggish is an insult to slugs)
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To: MissMagnolia

I wish we could’ve helped. :(

We pull together and help people down here. It’s in our blood.


15 posted on 11/02/2012 1:55:12 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: mass55th

“Union workers were whining about the non-Union crew taking money from the mouths of their families.”

Union workers (cops & teachers) are costing NJ homeowners their homes; they don’t seem to care, so it was nice to see thousands of them laid off over the last couple of years.


16 posted on 11/02/2012 1:59:27 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

We cheer and ‘feed’ (hot chocolate, cookies while working after an ice storm, etc.) utility crews around here and after Isabelle, we had crews in from other states, away from their families & working long, hard hours. I would like to think they felt their efforts were appreciated. Electric companies can never get the electricity on fast enough for some people, but I think the crews do an incredible job - I personally wave and yell “thanks”, even when it’s the local guys getting power on after a couple of hours ... they seem to appreciate it.


17 posted on 11/02/2012 2:11:20 PM PDT by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: MissMagnolia

;-). Love it!


18 posted on 11/02/2012 2:19:40 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: South40

Would they also turn away my disaster relief donation? I mean, they are non-union dollars from a right-to-work state so I don’t imagine they’d be welcome.


19 posted on 11/02/2012 2:20:49 PM PDT by philled (If this creature is not stopped it could make its way to Novosibirsk!)
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To: philled

Exactly. I guess they don’t want any non-union money or supplies.


20 posted on 11/02/2012 2:24:37 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: philled

Exactly. I guess they don’t want any non-union money or supplies.


21 posted on 11/02/2012 2:24:50 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: South40

Drop dead union thugs. I hope you suffer.


22 posted on 11/02/2012 2:25:36 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Democrats are dangerous and evil. Republicans are just useful idiots.)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

After Christie serviced the One yesterday, I wonder if Alabama crews being turned away will make him mad??!!


23 posted on 11/02/2012 2:27:52 PM PDT by Oldpuppymax
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To: philled

I heard a clip today of some union thugs who were yelling at the guys from Alabama. They were screaming that the Alabamans were interfering with their jobs. If they have jobs, why they weren’t working at restoring power instead of maligning men who’ve come a long way to help?


24 posted on 11/02/2012 2:31:03 PM PDT by Ax ("Bring the Pipes together for the Risin' o' the Moon.")
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To: Ax
I used to simply dislike unions.
Now I positively hate them!

When I worked for a county, I refused to contribute dues to the Public Employee Union; I also refused their alternative : contribute to a charity of THEIR choice.

I waited 8 years to receive the form to contribute to the charity of MY choice.

Ha ha ha ha!
Now retired, and still waiting.

25 posted on 11/02/2012 3:56:57 PM PDT by publius911 (Formerly Publius 6961, formerly jennsdad)
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