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There’s more: Georgia power crew turned away from Sandy-stricken New York for refusing to join union
the daily caller ^ | november 2, 2012 | David Martosko

Posted on 11/03/2012 10:48:58 AM PDT by lowbridge

A business coordinator at a power company in western Georgia told The Daily Caller Friday afternoon that workers from his electric-utility employer were not permitted to help restore power to New York consumers because they would not join the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW).

The revelation comes on the heels of similar stories TheDC has reported about power crews from Alabama and Florida who volunteered to fix downed power lines after Hurricane Sandy left millions in the Northeastern United States in the dark this week.

“We’re not a large utility, so we were only able to send up two or three crews,” Glenn Cunningham, a business continuity coordinator with Diverse Power in LaGrange, Georgia, said in a phone interview.

“They worked in Maryland, and they went up to New York, and when they got up there it was, ‘out come the union papers.’”

“And our guys were like, ‘Hey, we’re not joining nothing. We came up to help, but if you don’t want it, that’s fine.’ So they turned around and drove all the way back here to Georgia.”

(Excerpt) Read more at dailycaller.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Georgia; US: New Jersey; US: New York
KEYWORDS: corruptdems; dnccorruption; dncrico; electricians; ibew; newyork; obamavsamerica; sandy; union; unioncorruption; unions; unionthugs

1 posted on 11/03/2012 10:49:07 AM PDT by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge

Christie has ceded power to the unions.

What a lightweight(no pun intended).


2 posted on 11/03/2012 10:51:04 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: lowbridge

The next time disaster strikes a union state, the residents there will be at the mercy of the union vultures because help from non-union states won’t waste their time and money for nothing. At least the union thugs will be happy with the overtime pay as they stretch out the job for weeks and weeks.

Another reason to live in the South or Southwest.


3 posted on 11/03/2012 10:53:24 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: lowbridge

Several days ago, the Hannity radio show had some clips of the union thugs ‘razzing’ the out of state folks. It was really disgusting. They were calling them scabs, scubbags, etc. These outsiders came to help; but the union guys were ‘afraid of them taking food out of their families mouth’ and on and on...


4 posted on 11/03/2012 10:55:25 AM PDT by duckman (I'm part of the group pulling the wagon!)
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To: lowbridge

The unions are smelling big money from “Sandy” and they want to make sure THEY get ALL of it.


5 posted on 11/03/2012 11:02:10 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The Red Cross says, Vote For Obama!)
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To: duckman
mindless union things think letting a man work to get power back to thousands is NOT WORTH the chance of him taking a couple of days work away from a union guy, even in an emergency

The union workers can handle it.. they will be right on it too... right after their coffee break

and hey- if a few more people die- its not their fault - they shoulda joined the union

6 posted on 11/03/2012 11:03:18 AM PDT by Mr. K (What The World would hate more than the USA in charge is the USA NOT in charge")
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To: lowbridge

7 posted on 11/03/2012 11:07:46 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: lowbridge

It’s hard to feel sorry for the people of NJ when help gets sent away because they don’t wear the union label. Maybe they should consider passing right to work laws...


8 posted on 11/03/2012 11:09:16 AM PDT by spaced
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To: lowbridge

When the out-of-state utility/road crews came here to TX after our hurricane, we treated them like heroes! They worked their bloomin’ tails off, and endured long hours of work in truly brutal temps, and slept in pup-tents in local parks. And, in reciprocal fashion, TX sent caravans of our guys out to other states when needed, from LA to FL to MO to wherever.

This thuggish giving of the middle-finger and telling volunteers to basically “get lost” is just mind-bogglingly incomprehensible to me. Not the America I know. Maybe typical of Obama-voting blue states, I suppose. It really infuriates me and makes me want these people to stew in their own mess. But I’m inherently sympathetic to the victims, because I’ve been through the same miserable situation, living for four weeks with no power, no water and no gas, and eating cold cereal and cold food out of cans. But damn, kicking out utility crews who came hundreds of miles to help? Worthless bastards. I hope every one of those union thugs who kicked out those crews has their house burn down, and with them inside.


9 posted on 11/03/2012 11:20:19 AM PDT by greene66
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To: lowbridge

Just as well they were turned away ... Governor Krispy Kreme can sign all of the emergency orders he wants allowing these men to work ... but we all know what the unions do to scab workers ... and their trucks ... and their equipment ... and the motels they stay in!

10 posted on 11/03/2012 11:21:20 AM PDT by Zakeet (Calling the Obozo/Bernack economy sluggish is an insult to slugs)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

Christie has ceded power to the unions.

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That is NOT true.

http://dailycaller.com/2012/11/03/christie-threatens-disaster-control-act-order-to-guarantee-nonunion-utility-workers-can-help-restore-nj-power/


11 posted on 11/03/2012 11:23:13 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo....Sum Pro Vita - Modified Descartes)
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To: bigbob

BigBob. BINGO


12 posted on 11/03/2012 11:23:56 AM PDT by Pit1 (I'm so sick of O-nut-Head. All demoRats can go to hel. Now.)
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To: lowbridge

This is insanity.

You can’t go and help out after a disaster without paying union bribes?


13 posted on 11/03/2012 11:32:37 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: SumProVita

Christie is a little late, They have gone home.

He needs to break that Union up.
Do away with Unions with a right to work law.


14 posted on 11/03/2012 11:32:59 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: lowbridge

fine, if they want to do that then don’t help them. I think West Virginia still needs help, but nobody in the media wants to talk about anything but NY-NJ


15 posted on 11/03/2012 11:35:52 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: lowbridge

Unions = Democrats = Ersatz caring

Think any of the people (voters) suffering in NY are capable of making the connection? They can’t use their food stamp cards until there is power. Think poetic irony.

Wake me when the MSNBC hacks are expressing righteous indignation *on the air* regarding the union’s despicable behavior. That will happen right after the segment exposing Obama’s cowardly abandonment of our AMBASSADOR and other AMERICANS in Benghazi.


16 posted on 11/03/2012 11:37:14 AM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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Donate here!


Government did not build this.
You did!!



17 posted on 11/03/2012 11:38:19 AM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=om93destr)
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To: lowbridge

What happened to Obama’s vow to cut through the red tape and get the job done? Guess he didn’t mean it, big surprise...


18 posted on 11/03/2012 11:48:07 AM PDT by ZOOKER ( Exploring the fine line between cynicism and outright depression)
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To: greene66; lowbridge

When the out-of-state utility/road crews came here to TX after our hurricane

Spirited: Same reaction here in VA after Irene and previous blockbuster storms. We had utility workers here from all over and were grateful for them all.


19 posted on 11/03/2012 11:54:02 AM PDT by spirited irish
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To: lowbridge
There seems to be a parallel with SS-Sandy and H-Katrina, i.e., lots of unconfirmed stories/rumors coming out of the chaos and misery.

The facts regarding the AL utility crew -
1. 1 crew of 6 members from the Huntsville, AL area (how many trucks?).
2. They assembled in VA at a staging area attempting to reach someone in NJ to proceed.
3. Someone (hasn't been confirmed who) pesented them IBEW documents implying they would have to sign with the union before working in NJ.
4. They said no and returned to AL.
5. Now the story is that the IBEW documents came from some outfit in AL called the Alabama Electric ______. (How were they delivered to this crew?)

Maybe we will get the whole story eventually.

20 posted on 11/03/2012 12:00:08 PM PDT by MacNaughton
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To: SumProVita

Threaten is the keyword. No threats, he should have acted immediately based on the emergency.


21 posted on 11/03/2012 12:02:50 PM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: lowbridge

My dad was in the IBEW.

His experiences led us to realize that unions are for the unions, not the workers. What happens to the workers is a lot less important than the union itself.

This silliness about joining does not surprise me.


22 posted on 11/03/2012 12:16:23 PM PDT by Cloverfarm (This too shall pass ...)
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To: lowbridge

My dad was in the IBEW.

His experiences led us to realize that unions are for the unions, not the workers. What happens to the workers is a lot less important than the union itself.

This silliness about joining does not surprise me.


23 posted on 11/03/2012 12:16:29 PM PDT by Cloverfarm (This too shall pass ...)
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To: lowbridge

My dad was in the IBEW.

His experiences led us to realize that unions are for the unions, not the workers. What happens to the workers is a lot less important than the union itself.

This silliness about joining does not surprise me.


24 posted on 11/03/2012 12:16:34 PM PDT by Cloverfarm (This too shall pass ...)
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To: Cloverfarm

Sorry about repeating myself.


25 posted on 11/03/2012 12:19:49 PM PDT by Cloverfarm (This too shall pass ...)
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To: lowbridge

Just saw about 30 Georgia Power trucks on I287 headed towards Westchester about 45 minutes ago. Hopefully they won’t get hassled.

If they do the National Guard should be ordered to arrest the union thugs on the spot for disrupting emergency relief efforts.


26 posted on 11/03/2012 12:20:03 PM PDT by ScottfromNJ
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To: Mr. K

Why should we give a damn about these union butt kissing states? NY n NJ get exactly what they deserve! I’m for allowing them to “go screw themselves”.


27 posted on 11/03/2012 12:25:17 PM PDT by X-spurt (It is truly time for ON YOUR FEET or on your knees)
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To: MacNaughton

Not nice to kiss unionbutt. Even less nice to spout union lies.

The demand was from IBEW. It was delivered to the Utility Corp. office, who in turn recalled their crew.


28 posted on 11/03/2012 12:32:32 PM PDT by X-spurt (It is truly time for ON YOUR FEET or on your knees)
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To: Venturer

From what I’ve read, he didn’t know about this until after the fact. He has just a little bit to keep him busy right now. He has made it very clear that this had better not take place again.

As for the Right to Work law, New Jersey citizens need to push for that through their state legislature.

I don’t agree with EVERYTHING Christie says and does...but I see him to be FAR better than any other alternatives there right now.


29 posted on 11/03/2012 12:33:02 PM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo....Sum Pro Vita - Modified Descartes)
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To: X-spurt

Why should we give a damn about these union butt kissing states?

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Because God says we should....AND there are lots of really good people there too! I know...a family member of mine (very anti-Obama) lives there...close to the shore.


30 posted on 11/03/2012 12:36:45 PM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo....Sum Pro Vita - Modified Descartes)
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To: txrefugee
because help from non-union states won’t waste their time and money for nothing.

YEP! And the papers will be full of woe about the 'heartless' people that refuse to help.

31 posted on 11/03/2012 1:11:46 PM PDT by MamaTexan (I am a Person as Created by the Laws of Nature, not a person as created by the laws of Man)
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To: Zakeet

Christie looks like one of the fat union bossess with diamond ear rings that pulls up in his limo and says to the non-union guys, “So, youse boys are going to join the union right now before youse finish that job youse are working on, right? It would be a real shame if your trucks got blown to pieces overnight, right? Your bosses back home wouldn’t be happy, right? Here. Sign right here. My muscles, I mean secretaries, will finish the paperwork for youse and get your union cards printed right up. And when youse get back home, stop in to talk to us before youse go back to work.”


32 posted on 11/03/2012 3:23:20 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: SumProVita

All mouth, no action.


33 posted on 11/03/2012 3:40:46 PM PDT by RatSlayer
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To: Zakeet

However you look at that picture, Obama is still half the man Christie is...


34 posted on 11/03/2012 3:49:07 PM PDT by Dacus943
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To: SumProVita

And anyone wonders why the liberals treat conservatives like fools?!


35 posted on 11/03/2012 5:04:30 PM PDT by X-spurt (It is truly time for ON YOUR FEET or on your knees)
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To: X-spurt

That sounds pretty much like a quip made by a liberal “expert.”


36 posted on 11/04/2012 4:29:42 AM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo....Sum Pro Vita - Modified Descartes)
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To: SumProVita

That’s how I spotted a closet lib so easily, who tries hiding behind religion.


37 posted on 11/04/2012 5:30:33 AM PST by X-spurt (It is truly time for ON YOUR FEET or on your knees)
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To: X-spurt

Anti-Christian ad hominem without substantiation?


38 posted on 11/04/2012 11:22:00 AM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo....Sum Pro Vita - Modified Descartes)
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