Skip to comments.Some nonunion Ala. [Utility]crews turned away from Sandy recovery
Posted on 11/01/2012 8:55:31 PM PDT by smoothsailing
by Mark Thornhill
SEASIDE HEIGHTS, NEW JERSEY (WAFF) - 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.
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.
The crews were told to stand down. In fact, Moore said the crew from Trinity is already headed back home.
Understandably, Moore said they're frustrated being told "thanks, but no thanks."
At least Huntsville has now found someone who wants their help.
Libs are about to panic (at least on Twitter) that the Sandy narrative is getting away from Obama.
Beyond stupid. Help shows up and they get turned away because they are non-union?! Fine. I wouldn’t stay around to help, I’d go back home and enjoy my own time.
Hell, the jerk left town and people are starving. This freak known as Obama can’t even handle Sandy. The roads are usable and he still can’t get enough food in 3 days after Sandy because he’s too busy campaigning.
Empty suit? Indeed.
Those two words pretty much wrap up the last four years.
Way to go, NJ.
Good, a full throttle panic attack will keep them curled up in a ball under their beds and away from the voting booths.
Are they accepting help from the National Guard??
They are non union..........
Just the sort of story the could divide the house, if there were a viable conservative political operation in these bought and paid for burroughs.
Just... imagine how much windfall the Sopranos will be skimming, in drywall alone!
surely those libs will be happy to know at least that The Traitor and his family ate very well tonite. I’m sure the leftovers were thrown out but...it wouldn’t be fair if some of the people got to eat while others went without. They should all starve together.
Thats criminal—the residents of Staten Island are screaming for help. This should go ‘viral’.
Well, there went that.
These people make my parodies look tame
Gov. Christie seems to be Bronco Bama's best butt bud of late.
Let the Gov. tell the peeps that they are screwed by the government.
Will they turn away non-union cash donations too?
Scum Unions-— at least the Huntsville, AL. crew is going to Long Island where some of my family still needs their power restored. Thanks southern brothers—and sisters.
That’s crazy. Imagine if a lifeguard was rebuffed by a drowning man because he was not unionized. Fine, let the idiot drown.
Who is going to enforce it?
Well, so much for the Obama/Crispie Creme red tap cutting photo-op. Guess they forgot that bit of red tape. And this is even more insane because the Alabama Power Company employees are union. These turned away crews are from some of the smaller utilities and coops.
You just can’t make this nonsense up.
Must just be a coincidence the Shows Creator made that decision.
“They are non union..........”
But maybe they are armed!
If I was ANY utility from the south, I’d turn my crews around. If Huntsville isn’t good enough for them, then none of us are. Where were all these union thugs after the April 2011 tornado outbreak in Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, and Tennessee?
Those utility workers in Huntsville, Decatur, and elsewhere busted their butts to restore power after the massive damage that those tornadoes dealt to those areas.
Obama does not care about you are me.
Which reminds me of a joke I received by e-mail.
a UNION man goes to a house of ill repute and decides to take one of the girls, only if the house is UNIONIZED!
It was! They send out a 60 year old prostitute and the man balks. The owners say it has to be this way as SHE HAS SENIORITY!
you seem to think Obama can turn things around for NJ but don't tell your power co. Unions to "stand down" or your union thug leaders to shut up and sit down until all NJ power is back on!
Of course it is. It exposes their idiocy of attacking Bush and all things self-reliant.
Naive people sometimes get it. Turn away help because of some code.......I would just go wherever that bullcrap didn’t exist. I would just go to West Virginia, maybe they could use some assistance.
This needs to go viral. Rush, Hannity,Gretta, Brett Bair, Bill O...these folks plus the online bloggers..need people everywhere talking about how the unions are “KEEPING PEOPLE IN THE DARK”
Looks like the offending union entity might be Seaside Heights, NJ’s own electric power system.
Quoting from their web site:
“”The Borough of Seaside Heights owns and operates the electric utility for Seaside Heights. The electric department consists of a crew of three workers who maintain the towns entire electrical system and one office worker.””
I hope that Seaside Heights sits in the dark for a long, long time. In the meantime, I think that any larger utility would welcome the help, and even though there might be a bit of dissonance between crews at, e.g., Jersey Central Power & Light and Huntsville, they’d certainly be receptive to have experienced line workers out there putting things back together.
It’s not like they are undercutting the union members pay. The utility workers from Alabama are working for free, or at least their volunteer services are payed for by Southern Company.
Lots of AL crews came here to TX after our hurricane, when virtually every utility pole was down all across a dozen counties. They were great. Friendly and worked hard. Lived in pup-tents in the parks at night, and endured brutal temperatures for days. And, our power guys in TX have done the same, gone to other hotspots after these devastating hurricanes, sending caravans their way, to LA, FL, MO, wherever.
Being turned away just boggles my mind. What the hell is wrong with blue states? They sure don’t seem to be sharing the same America I do. Guess I shouldn’t be surprised at anything considering they’re defined by their vote for a POS agitator like Obama. Incidents like this are why I often think secession has some genuine merit.
Good. Maybe they won’t have power back by Nov. 6 and won’t get to vote. Stupid is as stupid does.
That is my question. What Union?
Just proves you can;t fix STUPID!