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Decatur Utilities: Nonunion AL crews turned away from Sandy recovery
WSFA.com ^ | 11/2/12 | WFFA.com staff

Posted on 11/02/2012 9:00:22 AM PDT by Clint N. Suhks

SEASIDE HEIGHTS, NEW JERSEY (WAFF) - The hurricane-ravaged east coast has been receiving north Alabama help, but crews learned they could not help out in New Jersey unless they affiliated with a union.

Crews from Decatur Utilities 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 general manager of Decatur Utilities, Ray Hardin told Fox Business they were presented documents from the International Brotherhood of Electric Workers at a staging area in Virginia. The documents stated they had to affiliate with a union to work, which the crews could not agree to.

Crews were told this was a requirement to work according to Hardin.

The crews were originally called to Seaside Heights, but they never made it to New Jersey. They attempted to look for work in other areas but made the decision late Thursday night to return home.

Moore said they're frustrated being told "thanks, but no thanks."

Huntsville Utilities said they were not turned away and are up in storm ravaged areas working.

Joe Wheeler EMC said they did not respond to New Jersey, but did go up to Maryland and headed home once they were done.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; US: Alabama; US: New Jersey
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1 posted on 11/02/2012 9:00:29 AM PDT by Clint N. Suhks
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To: Clint N. Suhks

Unbelievable.


2 posted on 11/02/2012 9:01:38 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

Unions will drag it out for weeks F the NJ nitwits.


3 posted on 11/02/2012 9:07:53 AM PDT by boomop1 (term limits will only save this country.)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

An earlier thread explained how this was not true.


4 posted on 11/02/2012 9:08:44 AM PDT by stuartcr ("When silence speaks, it speaks only to those that have already decided what they want to hear.")
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To: stuartcr

Nope. Huntsivlle Utilities and Joe Wheeler “apparently” had no issues, but Decatur did.


5 posted on 11/02/2012 9:11:12 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Hope and Change has become Attack and Obfuscate.)
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To: stuartcr

or “Huntsville” rather.


6 posted on 11/02/2012 9:11:45 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Hope and Change has become Attack and Obfuscate.)
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To: stuartcr

That’s funny, Drudge has the story linked in red, direct from the horse’s mouth, the electric utility in Alabama itself. They say it’s true.


7 posted on 11/02/2012 9:12:19 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Clint N. Suhks

Unions are just like oil lamps, at one time they were very needed and useful but now they are dangerous to the fabric of this country.

From the President, his administration, governments in general and certainly public schools this capitulation to communists hiding behind the union label will destroy us all.

They are way too powerful enemy within to be allowed continued existence.


8 posted on 11/02/2012 9:14:09 AM PDT by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam!)
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To: RegulatorCountry

Beware of union thug apologists lurking on FR.


9 posted on 11/02/2012 9:15:37 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Hope and Change has become Attack and Obfuscate.)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

That one thinks he’s beneath the radar, always with the dumb leading questions. Every now and then an actual misstatement of fact pops out, always left leaning, like just now.


10 posted on 11/02/2012 9:17:18 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: RegulatorCountry

LOL, so true.


11 posted on 11/02/2012 9:20:43 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Hope and Change has become Attack and Obfuscate.)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

That should be the basis for revoking the “Disaster Area” status, because it’s obviously not that great of a disaster.


12 posted on 11/02/2012 9:22:26 AM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: RegulatorCountry

I’m sure we’ll find out more in the near future. At least they’re being put to use and it wasn’t a wasted trip.


13 posted on 11/02/2012 9:25:27 AM PDT by stuartcr ("When silence speaks, it speaks only to those that have already decided what they want to hear.")
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To: Clint N. Suhks

Cut the power to all union halls in New Jersey until the power to everyone else has been restored.


14 posted on 11/02/2012 9:28:19 AM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: stuartcr
if union reps were dictating the terms of employment in Virginia that probably violates Virginia's Right To Work Law ~ so that part right there is questionable ~ none of these union guys want to go to jail in Virginia.

More likely the idea started in the home company's headquarters and some idiot called a union rep somewhere else ~ e.g. New Jersey.

15 posted on 11/02/2012 9:31:07 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: stuartcr
if union reps were dictating the terms of employment in Virginia that probably violates Virginia's Right To Work Law ~ so that part right there is questionable ~ none of these union guys want to go to jail in Virginia.

More likely the idea started in the home company's headquarters and some idiot called a union rep somewhere else ~ e.g. New Jersey.

16 posted on 11/02/2012 9:31:21 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: stuartcr

The Decatur utility crew turned around and went home from the staging area in northern Virginia.


17 posted on 11/02/2012 9:37:39 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Clint N. Suhks

Ask the people in the neighborhoods: “Do you want you power restored today by non-union workers or would you rather wait several more days for the local union members to get around to it?”


18 posted on 11/02/2012 9:39:20 AM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: RegulatorCountry

Fox had a video of utility trucks being loaded on big military style transport planes in California, to be flown East. Is Cali pro Union? Did they have to as far away as California to find some union power trucks?


19 posted on 11/02/2012 9:39:42 AM PDT by sportutegrl
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To: Clint N. Suhks

I hate unions. I hope the good, shivering, hungry people of NJ understand hot their union overlords are screwing them.

ATTN: Governor Christie


20 posted on 11/02/2012 9:41:08 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: sportutegrl
Is Cali pro Union?

Does Baraq smoke Newports?

21 posted on 11/02/2012 9:44:16 AM PDT by nascarnation (Defeat Baraq 2012. Deport Baraq 2013)
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To: Clint N. Suhks
Reminds me of the movie "Maverick", when Bret was hanging off the cliff, and would not let "pappy" help him get back up...until, he started to slip even further, then he begged for help.

It's OK...leave the unionheads to do all of the cleanup. Let the people who are suffering with no power see what the unions have done for them, delayed their recovery for an extended period when they could have accepted a helping hand and expedited the process.

As the pressure builds to get things going, they just might ask the Alabama (and other) crews to pitch in and help out. But, then it might be too late, and the others crews might tell them to stuff it.

I wouldn't live in a union state for a free house, free car, and a million dollar salary.
22 posted on 11/02/2012 9:44:44 AM PDT by FrankR (They will become our ultimate masters the day we surrender the 2nd Amendment.)
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To: RegulatorCountry

Must have been the Huntsville ones that stayed.


23 posted on 11/02/2012 9:50:56 AM PDT by stuartcr ("When silence speaks, it speaks only to those that have already decided what they want to hear.")
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To: stuartcr
Update...

Decatur Utilities manager verifies claims workers were asked to affiliate with union before aiding storm victims

24 posted on 11/02/2012 9:54:15 AM PDT by Tex-Con-Man (Muppet season now open - no bag limit)
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To: Clint N. Suhks; BenLurkin; boomop1; stuartcr; gov_bean_ counter; RegulatorCountry; Wurlitzer; ...

Hard to “Look for the Union Label” in the dark! LOL.


25 posted on 11/02/2012 9:57:26 AM PDT by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: Tex-Con-Man

Pretty messed up for an emergency. I could sort of see it if they were earning money in NJ, but not this.


26 posted on 11/02/2012 10:09:25 AM PDT by stuartcr ("When silence speaks, it speaks only to those that have already decided what they want to hear.")
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To: Tex-Con-Man
More here.

Union Red Tape in N.J. Turns Around Alabama Recovery Crew (FOX business with Stuart Varney)
27 posted on 11/02/2012 10:09:34 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: BenLurkin

No it’s not.

I predicted Tuesday that the Mob wouldn’t be very happy missing their cut of the union dues and bid rigging.

This after someone suggested how thrilled Gov. Christie would be to have utility crews come in from other states.


28 posted on 11/02/2012 10:21:02 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: boomop1

Agree. You really cannot over-generalize as I am sure there are some normal folks affected by the storm, but for me, I saw the handwriting on the wall and got the he— out of NJ a long time ago. As the people in Benghazi learned, liberals and communists are dangerous to themselves and you. The closer you are to them, the more likely you will become collateral damage. As was demonstated in the cold war years, you either point weapons at them and keep them boxed in or just shoot for effect. That is the way of the world.


29 posted on 11/02/2012 10:39:21 AM PDT by gr8eman (Ron Swanson for President!)
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To: stuartcr

This really did happen.

Geez man. you almost sound like a liberal, union supporter. (Not saying you are though)


30 posted on 11/02/2012 10:56:32 AM PDT by ohioman
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To: muawiyah

“More likely the idea started in the home company’s headquarters and some idiot called a union rep somewhere else ~ e.g. New Jersey.”

When you say Home Company who do you mean? The Nj or Bama company?


31 posted on 11/02/2012 10:59:34 AM PDT by ohioman
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To: ohioman

Why does that almost sound like a liberal, union supporter? Because I believed a freeper on a different thread?


32 posted on 11/02/2012 11:04:42 AM PDT by stuartcr ("When silence speaks, it speaks only to those that have already decided what they want to hear.")
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To: ohioman
Either one. Can't imagine a union thug who'd want to give up all this opportunity for unsupervised overtime coming to Virginia to tell these guys what to do and risk ending up in court for engaging in prohibited activity.

So it has to take place in some other state ~ and that would be?

33 posted on 11/02/2012 11:05:17 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah

To place any blame on the Alabama crews is wrong. The blame lies with the Union Thugs in NJ.


34 posted on 11/02/2012 12:06:38 PM PDT by ohioman
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To: stuartcr

No. Because you always seem to have the most centrist opinion on every thread you pop up on. Telling everyone that this is a lie (which it is not) fits right in with that line of thinking.


35 posted on 11/02/2012 12:08:44 PM PDT by ohioman
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To: ohioman

Perhaps you should re-route this to the freeper that said it had been debunked.

What is wrong with a centrist opinion? There can be no sides with out a middle, can there?


36 posted on 11/02/2012 12:16:33 PM PDT by stuartcr ("When silence speaks, it speaks only to those that have already decided what they want to hear.")
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To: sam_paine

Good one! LOL


37 posted on 11/02/2012 12:36:52 PM PDT by FrankR (They will become our ultimate masters the day we surrender the 2nd Amendment.)
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To: stuartcr
An earlier thread explained how this was not true.

This thread explains how it is true.

38 posted on 11/02/2012 4:10:34 PM PDT by houeto (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: stuartcr; ohioman
Perhaps you should re-route this to the freeper that said it had been debunked.

Why should ohioman do that? You are the one that pushed that error onto this thread.

39 posted on 11/02/2012 4:14:46 PM PDT by houeto (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: houeto

No, it wasfrom Izzy Dunne on an earlier thread.


40 posted on 11/02/2012 9:14:12 PM PDT by stuartcr ("When silence speaks, it speaks only to those that have already decided what they want to hear.")
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To: houeto

As I have explained erlier, it was the nonunion Huntsville crew that went to work somewhere else up there so their trip would not be wasted.


41 posted on 11/02/2012 9:16:39 PM PDT by stuartcr ("When silence speaks, it speaks only to those that have already decided what they want to hear.")
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