Unions help in NJ cleanup...

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  1. Capitalist
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    Politics Before People–
    Non-union utility workers from Alabama were called up to help out in New Jersey but when they reached the state they were denied entry.

    WAFF reported:
    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.
     
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    This is just beyond stupid. Positive proof that Unions have outlived their usefulness!
     
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    I live in a right to work state, and my power is working fine this morning.
     
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    The people of New Jersey without power thank the Unions for delaying their service interruption because Unions are playing politics during a disaster... This country has lost it's collective fucking mind.
     
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    Very sad, I watched the special that ABC had on last night, and those people are hurting and in need of help, and everyone is playing politics over who gets to do what. There is no shame anymore.
     
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    I counted seven trucks from Mississippi Power in a convoy on their way north on I-81 at approximately 1 to 2 PM Monday the 29th in Virginia shortly after the I-77 interchange. Wonder how they fared?
     
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