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Non-union (Alabama) Crews Turned Away From Sandy Recovery
48 News ^ | 11/1/12 Updated 11/2/12 | Mark Thornhill

Posted on 11/02/2012 6:47:22 AM PDT by Bushbacker1

The hurricane-ravaged east coast has been receiving north Alabama help, but crews learned they'll be doing work in Long Island, New York instead of in New Jersey.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Alabama; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: alteredtitle; newjersey; nonunion; sandy; vanity
Was wondering if this was going to happen. Unions not allowing non-union crews to work along side. Got my answer! No red tape, huh?
1 posted on 11/02/2012 6:47:31 AM PDT by Bushbacker1
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To: Bushbacker1

The Unions will fix things after all their breaks.


2 posted on 11/02/2012 6:49:26 AM PDT by bmwcyle (45% to 47% of American voters are stupid)
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To: Bushbacker1
Two things:

1. duplicate post
2. please see this link on the other thread that I just posted. The actual evidence seems to be lacking. And for the sake of those in need, I'm glad to hear it.

3 posted on 11/02/2012 6:51:03 AM PDT by alancarp (Democrats can't win on merits, so it's okay to cheat, steal, lie, break the law to "win" elections.)
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To: Bushbacker1

Wow if I needed the help and could not get it because of a union I would be shooting mad. Unions creating their third world hell hole is what this is.


4 posted on 11/02/2012 6:51:21 AM PDT by jimpick
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To: Bushbacker1

5 posted on 11/02/2012 6:51:22 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
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To: Bushbacker1
The unions are simply The Mob with better public relations.

I hope those people in 'Joisey' freeze their a$$es off and understand why.

6 posted on 11/02/2012 7:08:52 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty ( For AMERICA's sake: Vote for the Mormon, NOT the muslim; The Capitalist, NOT the Communist! FUBO!)
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To: Bushbacker1
The hurricane-ravaged east coast has been receiving north Alabama help, but crews learned they'll be doing work in Long Island, New York instead of in New Jersey.

Is this a baseless claim that fails Snopes? The initial implication of turning down workers is that the damage in New Jersey was not as bad as reported. Non-union crews are more productive and cost less than union crews. Not only does New Jersey not have a lot of damage, but they have plenty of money to hire less productive, more costly crews.

7 posted on 11/02/2012 7:10:06 AM PDT by olezip
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To: Bushbacker1

Gotta love the Commies!


8 posted on 11/02/2012 7:10:26 AM PDT by immadashell
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To: alancarp

Didn’t see it. Wasn’t on side-bar, either.


9 posted on 11/02/2012 7:15:22 AM PDT by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: Bushbacker1

As a former Long Islander who still has family there in need of power restorations I want to thank the crews up from AL. and elsewhere for their help. Scrooge the Unions!


10 posted on 11/02/2012 7:20:01 AM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: Bushbacker1

Sent this to Hugh Hewitt, Tuesday night:
Hugh,

Nice idea, that NJ and Gov. Christie would invite out of state contractors to help.....

But the Mob would be quite upset, missing their cut of the Union Dues and contract graft.


11 posted on 11/02/2012 7:20:22 AM PDT by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: G Larry

“Forget it, Jake, it’s Jersey.”


12 posted on 11/02/2012 7:24:25 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: olezip
Don't know about Long Island, but Fox Business’s Stuart Varney conducted an interview with a General Manager for an Alabama power company that had crews staged in Virginia ready to move North. The Manager said his company was presented with documents from the IBEW that would require his crews to join the union to work in New Jersey and when they wouldn't sign, they were refused permission to work. His crews are now on their way back to Alabama.
13 posted on 11/02/2012 7:31:46 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: Bushbacker1

Every repair made by a non-union crew means less overtime for the union crews.

So what if people don’t have lights or heat?

/s


14 posted on 11/02/2012 7:36:42 AM PDT by Iron Munro ("Strange how paranoia can link up with reality now and then." -- Philip K. Dick)
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To: Bushbacker1

Rumor....But I just heard NY just turned them away. No good deed goes Unpunished. How sad.


15 posted on 11/02/2012 7:42:04 AM PDT by IC Ken
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To: Bushbacker1

Ask the residents on Stanten Island if they would like to be rescued by a non-union worker.


16 posted on 11/02/2012 7:58:37 AM PDT by stars & stripes forever (Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord!)
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To: Bushbacker1

This on top of Bloomburg re-routing generators and food from the folks who need it in Staten Island to the tents for the marathon. Seriously WTF is wrong with people?


17 posted on 11/02/2012 8:15:21 AM PDT by eak3
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To: Truth29
The Manager said his company was presented with documents from the IBEW that would require his crews to join the union to work in New Jersey and when they wouldn't sign, they were refused permission to work.

I guess when the people of New Jersey complain that they do not have power, they should just call the IBEW. Then, within 15 minutes, their power will be restored, just like Obama said!

Very sad state of affairs where, again, the unions put their self interests in front of the people they are supposed to serve.

18 posted on 11/02/2012 8:20:18 AM PDT by olezip
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To: IC Ken

I personally know an owner-operator of a dump truck who was turned away from the cleanup of Ground Zero (days after the attack) because he wasn’t a union member. Unions have destroyed the northeast as surely as they destroyed Detroit.


19 posted on 11/02/2012 8:56:15 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: Bushbacker1

Never let a crisis go to waste. Work goes to the collectives of the red-tape-brigade.


20 posted on 11/02/2012 8:59:43 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: PGalt

Obama has doubled down on the union only dictat, whenever gov’t money is involved.


21 posted on 11/02/2012 9:01:17 AM PDT by Eva
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To: Eva
Obama has doubled down on the union only dictat, whenever gov’t money is involved.

Of course.

Plunder & death. Socialism 2.0

"Socialism Is Legal Plunder" - Bastiat

"Never let a crisis go to waste" BUMP!

"Bump in the road" BUMP!

22 posted on 11/02/2012 9:33:51 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: alancarp
1. duplicate post

Altered title - yes.
Duplicate post - no.

23 posted on 11/02/2012 10:04:19 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: Bushbacker1
Actual title: Decatur Utilities crews home after issues with union
24 posted on 11/02/2012 10:06:28 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: Eva

25 posted on 11/02/2012 6:09:09 PM PDT by 4Liberty (Some on our "Roads & Bridges" head to the beach. Others head to their offices, farms, libraries....)
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To: PGalt

26 posted on 11/02/2012 6:10:09 PM PDT by 4Liberty (Some on our "Roads & Bridges" head to the beach. Others head to their offices, farms, libraries....)
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To: PGalt

27 posted on 11/02/2012 6:11:21 PM PDT by 4Liberty (Some on our "Roads & Bridges" head to the beach. Others head to their offices, farms, libraries....)
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28 posted on 11/02/2012 6:14:19 PM PDT by 4Liberty (Some on our "Roads & Bridges" head to the beach. Others head to their offices, farms, libraries....)
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To: Bushbacker1

If I was the governor of Alabama I’d call Christie and say “Don’t you ever effin’ call me for help. I don’t care if you get hit by a nuke. As far as Alabama is concerned, New Jersey doesn’t exit.”


29 posted on 11/02/2012 11:22:32 PM PDT by Terry Mross (To former friends and relatives. Don't ever contact me if you still support obama.)
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To: jimpick

The people who need electricity don’t know about this. I learned during Hurricane Ike that when you’re in the storm and the power goes off, you’re are truly in the dark. They may learn about it eventually if the media reports it.


30 posted on 11/02/2012 11:29:46 PM PDT by Terry Mross (To former friends and relatives. Don't ever contact me if you still support obama.)
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To: 4Liberty; All

Well-stated, 4Liberty. BUMP!


31 posted on 11/03/2012 6:16:35 AM PDT by PGalt
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