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Some nonunion Ala. [Utility]crews turned away from Sandy recovery
WAFF48News-Mobile ^ | 11-1-2012 | Mark Thornhill

Posted on 11/01/2012 8:55:31 PM PDT by smoothsailing

Some nonunion Ala. crews turned away from Sandy recovery

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.


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; US: Alabama; US: New Jersey
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1 posted on 11/01/2012 8:55:34 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Libs are about to panic (at least on Twitter) that the Sandy narrative is getting away from Obama.


2 posted on 11/01/2012 8:57:07 PM PDT by Tea Party Terrorist (Your tattoo looks stupid.)
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To: smoothsailing

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.


3 posted on 11/01/2012 8:59:19 PM PDT by madison10 (I love it when a plan comes together ~~God)
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To: Tea Party Terrorist

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.


4 posted on 11/01/2012 8:59:53 PM PDT by kingpins10
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To: smoothsailing
Stand down

Those two words pretty much wrap up the last four years.

5 posted on 11/01/2012 9:01:43 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: smoothsailing
Union thugs outrank starving citizens living in unhealthy situations. Unreal.

Way to go, NJ.

6 posted on 11/01/2012 9:02:50 PM PDT by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: Tea Party Terrorist

Good, a full throttle panic attack will keep them curled up in a ball under their beds and away from the voting booths.


7 posted on 11/01/2012 9:02:55 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Are they accepting help from the National Guard??
They are non union..........


8 posted on 11/01/2012 9:03:17 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: Tea Party Terrorist
Just incredible.

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!

9 posted on 11/01/2012 9:04:31 PM PDT by Prospero
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To: kingpins10

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.


10 posted on 11/01/2012 9:05:02 PM PDT by uncitizen (Arrest The Traitor Today!)
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To: smoothsailing

Thats criminal—the residents of Staten Island are screaming for help. This should go ‘viral’.


11 posted on 11/01/2012 9:05:14 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: smoothsailing

TOTAL INSANITY!!


12 posted on 11/01/2012 9:07:45 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL

Well, there went that.

These people make my parodies look tame


13 posted on 11/01/2012 9:11:41 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL

"My message to the governors, as well as to the mayors, is anything they need, we will be there," Obama said in an appearance at Federal Emergency Management Agency headquarters in Washington. "And we’re going to cut through red tape. We’re not going to get bogged down with a lot of rules. We want to make sure that we are anticipating and leaning forward into making sure that we’ve got the best possible response to what is going to be a big and messy system."

except for unions, he added....
14 posted on 11/01/2012 9:16:43 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing
Well........,

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.

15 posted on 11/01/2012 9:18:03 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: smoothsailing

Will they turn away non-union cash donations too?


16 posted on 11/01/2012 9:18:24 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: smoothsailing

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.


17 posted on 11/01/2012 9:18:37 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: smoothsailing

That’s crazy. Imagine if a lifeguard was rebuffed by a drowning man because he was not unionized. Fine, let the idiot drown.


18 posted on 11/01/2012 9:19:12 PM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: smoothsailing

Who is going to enforce it?


19 posted on 11/01/2012 9:20:01 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: smoothsailing

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.


20 posted on 11/01/2012 9:22:55 PM PDT by Will88
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To: smoothsailing
Tony Soprano was from Jersey.

Must just be a coincidence the Shows Creator made that decision.

21 posted on 11/01/2012 9:26:15 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (How do you insult an Obama Voter? Call them an Obama Voter.)
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To: smoothsailing
Which reminds me, does the United States have an Embassy in Jersey, or just a Consulate?
22 posted on 11/01/2012 9:28:17 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (How do you insult an Obama Voter? Call them an Obama Voter.)
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To: SECURE AMERICA

“They are non union..........”

But maybe they are armed!


23 posted on 11/01/2012 9:29:13 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: smoothsailing

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.


24 posted on 11/01/2012 9:30:11 PM PDT by meyer (Proud member of the 53%.)
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To: smoothsailing

Obama does not care about you are me.


25 posted on 11/01/2012 9:30:14 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: TexasRepublic

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!


26 posted on 11/01/2012 9:34:03 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: smoothsailing
Hey Chris Christie,

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!

27 posted on 11/01/2012 9:36:02 PM PDT by zerosix (Native sunflower)
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To: Tea Party Terrorist

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.


28 posted on 11/01/2012 9:41:40 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: smoothsailing

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”


29 posted on 11/01/2012 9:42:58 PM PDT by Fully Awake DAV (Navy Vet when homosexuality was not tolerated)
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To: meyer

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.


30 posted on 11/01/2012 9:52:54 PM PDT by meyer (Proud member of the 53%.)
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To: Fully Awake DAV

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.


31 posted on 11/01/2012 9:53:22 PM PDT by political1 (Love your neighbors)
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To: smoothsailing

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.


32 posted on 11/01/2012 10:21:13 PM PDT by greene66
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To: smoothsailing

Good. Maybe they won’t have power back by Nov. 6 and won’t get to vote. Stupid is as stupid does.


33 posted on 11/01/2012 10:34:19 PM PDT by ASouthernGrl (BHO sucks)
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To: meyer

That is my question. What Union?


34 posted on 11/01/2012 10:43:23 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: smoothsailing

Just proves you can;t fix STUPID!


35 posted on 11/02/2012 1:17:15 AM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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