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Davisburg trucker turned away in NYC after hauling power transformers
the oakland press ^ | november 3, 2012 | dave phillips

Posted on 11/03/2012 1:53:07 PM PDT by lowbridge

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, it seems to be pretty clear that residents of New York City and the surrounding areas could use all the help they can get.

However, a Davisburg man said some people in the area are more interested in “protecting their turf” than in distributing those supplies to the masses.

Mike James, an independent trucker, said he and three other truckers were told to haul a load of transformers to the city to replace equipment anticipated to be lost in the storm.

James, two men from Holly and a Flint man arrived in the city Tuesday night and slept in their trucks before attempting to deliver the 144 transformers to emergency workers.

When they arrived Wednesday, they were turned away by Con Edison employees because they were not union workers.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: bloominidiots; fema; hurricanesandy; idiots; katrina; sandy; union; unions
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1 posted on 11/03/2012 1:53:15 PM PDT by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge

Look for the Union Libel...


2 posted on 11/03/2012 1:56:00 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1383 of the Obama hostage crisis - Barack Hussein Obama an enemy BOTH foreign AND domestic)
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To: lowbridge

The IBEW really should switch PR firms. This stinks.


3 posted on 11/03/2012 1:56:22 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Obama should change his campaign slogan to "Yes, we am!" Sounds as stupid as his administration is.)
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To: lowbridge

Aren’t these union work rules an example of red tape and bureaucracy?

Didn’t Obama say that there would be no red tape or bureaucracy?

What’s the deal here? Can’t we waive regulations such as union work rules when there is a national disaster? Has this been officially declared a disaster? State of emergency? Why is this happening; it’s not the first time that non-union people have been turned away during Sandy.


4 posted on 11/03/2012 1:56:34 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego ('s)
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To: lowbridge

Proud union work, all of it.
For twice the cost and half the work.
And the unions can own the fail too.


5 posted on 11/03/2012 1:56:43 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: lowbridge

Union supporting New Yorkers deserve everything they get. I am having difficultly in finding any sympathy for these people.


6 posted on 11/03/2012 1:58:53 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA (I advocate indentured servitude for the 47% until the national debt is eliminated.)
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To: lowbridge

And the unions and governors will declare this isn’t happening.


7 posted on 11/03/2012 1:59:36 PM PDT by dirtboy
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To: lowbridge

Wow, unbelievable. At a time like this, they care only about Numero Uno.


8 posted on 11/03/2012 2:00:06 PM PDT by EnquiringMind
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To: lowbridge

Why hasn’t Barry sent in the National Guard to get these union knuckledraggers under control? The military should be escorting these people trying to get New Yawk and New Jersey back on line. The people living up there need help. They don’t give a damn if those helping are union or non-union.


9 posted on 11/03/2012 2:00:19 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The Red Cross says, Vote For Obama!)
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To: ConservativeInPA

I sympathize with them. Thanks to unions, they’re being screwed for a longer period of time. At least, that’s one possible result, unless union workers are there to pick up the equipment and install it.


10 posted on 11/03/2012 2:01:02 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Obama should change his campaign slogan to "Yes, we am!" Sounds as stupid as his administration is.)
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To: lowbridge

The union mentality mirrors the leftist ‘entitlement mentality’. It’s all about ME! Great publicity.


11 posted on 11/03/2012 2:01:57 PM PDT by Jim Scott (Obama must be defeated)
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To: lowbridge

New York and New Jersey need RTW laws.


12 posted on 11/03/2012 2:02:18 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Obama should change his campaign slogan to "Yes, we am!" Sounds as stupid as his administration is.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Barry Benghazi says a lot of things, but the truth is rarely among them.


13 posted on 11/03/2012 2:02:28 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Win One For The Gipper!!!!!! Nov 6, 2012)
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To: lowbridge

144 transformers. That means thousands of people just had their power restoration delayed.


14 posted on 11/03/2012 2:02:28 PM PDT by dirtboy
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To: FlingWingFlyer

The National Guard was denied entry in NYC by Mayor Bloomberg - he didn’t want personnel with guns in his city. Seriously.


15 posted on 11/03/2012 2:03:39 PM PDT by TexasNative2000 ("You can either limit growth or limit government. We choose to limit government." Paul Ryan.)
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To: ConservativeInPA

I have no sympathy. They are wallowing in the sewer they made of their homes.


16 posted on 11/03/2012 2:05:21 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: lowbridge
James, two men from Holly and a Flint man arrived in the city Tuesday night and slept in their trucks before attempting to deliver the 144 transformers to emergency workers.
When they arrived Wednesday, they were turned away by Con Edison employees because they were not union workers.

I hope there is at least one honest elected politician or public bureaucrat who WILL prosecute these union thugs for criminal negligence.

I know what the people who have been in the dark must feel about unions about now...

Me? I would... (deleted to avoid a Freeper timeout)

17 posted on 11/03/2012 2:05:21 PM PDT by publius911 (Formerly Publius 6961, formerly jennsdad)
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To: TexasNative2000

Doomberg isn’t right in the head. He needs to stick to pushing the button to drop the ball on New Year’s Eve, hiding the salt shakers and smearing the Big Gulps. Everything else is way above his pay grade.


18 posted on 11/03/2012 2:05:46 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The Red Cross says, Vote For Obama!)
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To: lowbridge

How incredibly selfish and stupid these people are! The aid was to be dropped off, then the trucks would be on their way home. The union jobs weren’t being threatened in any way.
Same thing with the utility workers. They help restore the power, they are being paid by their current employer and they are gone in a week. Not a single union member loses a job because of the caring of others and people have their power back sooner.
It should be a win win, right? Not to the unthinking, knee jerk unions. Unfortunately, those unions are creating ill will with their childish petulance. The residents will remember why it took so long for the electric to come back on.


19 posted on 11/03/2012 2:07:03 PM PDT by Wiser now (Socialism does not eliminate poverty, it guarantees it.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Let’em rot.

They want to make their own bed...let them.

Send that help where it is apprciated.

Oh...and those tough NYers....no tax charity either.


20 posted on 11/03/2012 2:07:29 PM PDT by EBH (0bama is guilty of willful neglect of duty.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego; FlingWingFlyer; lowbridge; null and void

Remember, Barry is in debt to the unions for his election and doesn’t care about the general population. Remember that his illegal ‘bankruptcy’ help to GM & Chrysler gave ownership of the 2 companies to the UAW, not the bond holders.

Barry will support the unions and everyone else be damned...but he will have nice photo ops mouthing good and helpful words aka lies.


21 posted on 11/03/2012 2:07:35 PM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: lowbridge

Unions would rather see citizens there suffer and even die than to allow Americans who don’t need a socialist thug organization help out. Unions are as vile and despicable as today’s Democrat Party.


22 posted on 11/03/2012 2:07:35 PM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: lowbridge

Got two trucks headed to NJ. Hope there’s no problem. I’ll never go to LA no matter what after Katrina. LOVE Mississippi


23 posted on 11/03/2012 2:08:44 PM PDT by griswold3 (Big Government does not tolerate rivals.)
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To: lowbridge

Please tell me folks..How is this different than other kinds of organized crime? People are dying in NYC for lack of heat and energy that those transformers could help to address and these Union thugs are ruling the city and will not allow them to be delivered?!!!!!! Where is responsible government anyway..Tell me if you know..I think it doesn’t exist. If individuals do not do what they can to prepare to help themselves and their neighbors, then little help is to be found. Government takes our money and lives lavishly and they see to it that their cronies live large, too. They could not care a bit about the rest of us when disaster occurs. You are whistling past the graveyard if you think government is going to take care of you. God help those poor people on Statin Island.


24 posted on 11/03/2012 2:09:36 PM PDT by jazzlite (esat)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
The IBEW really should switch PR firms. This stinks.

Let's be clear. This is the UNION.
International Brotherhood Of Electrical Workers

25 posted on 11/03/2012 2:09:50 PM PDT by publius911 (Formerly Publius 6961, formerly jennsdad)
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To: publius911

Class action suit?


26 posted on 11/03/2012 2:12:11 PM PDT by publius911 (Formerly Publius 6961, formerly jennsdad)
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To: Proud2BeRight
In many industries in the NE the unions and the Mob are synonymous. Reminds me of that Arnold Schwarzenegger movie “Eraser” where he gets his mob/union buddy to help get the crooks loading up the laser guns on the ship.

“Yo - nutin’ moves on these docks if youse ain't union.”

27 posted on 11/03/2012 2:15:02 PM PDT by 21twelve (So I [God] gave them over to their stubborn hearts to follow their own devices. Psalm 81:12)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
Why hasn’t Barry sent in the National Guard to get these union knuckledraggers under control? The military should be escorting these people trying to get New Yawk and New Jersey back on line. The people living up there need help. They don’t give a damn if those helping are union or non-union.

Bloomberg said he does not want the National Guard in his city , he doesn't want anyone with guns other than his police department. You can not send National Guard into a city without the Governor of the State giving the OK and the mayor of the city giving the OK (That is why National Guard and FEMA had to wait outside of La for days because their stupid democrat governor and mayor would not give the OK either)
National Guards do a lot more than just patrol , they bring in heavy equipment and help clear the roads etc pretty quickly . I am guessing that Bloomberg does not want them because he would like to use the FEMA money he gets to pay his union goons to do the work instead .

Elections have consequences and we are getting a birds eye view of what it is like to have a bunch of democrats running things (compassion for the little guy , yeah right ... people in some areas have not had food or water for days but hey they have to make sure they allocate this money to their goons ... really really sad considering they have bad weather heading their way around Tuesday ).
There is NO WAY I would ever live in a city owned and operated by democrats .
28 posted on 11/03/2012 2:15:02 PM PDT by Lera (Proverbs 29:2)
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To: Proud2BeRight

Unions are all about themselves. Everyone else be damned. Right to work laws are good for everyone except those who have a monopoly and the democratic party.

I suspect the clean up and repair from this storm system will take twice as long and cost three times as much as it should. That really pisses me off since we all pay taxes for it and my kids will have to pay back the borrowed/printed money to pay these goons.

America has lost it’s mind. Between the Chicago teachers (boy, there is a bunch that deserves a raise huh?) and this, I hope enough people wake up to tell the unions where to stick it!


29 posted on 11/03/2012 2:15:27 PM PDT by volunbeer (We must embrace austerity or austerity will embrace us)
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To: null and void

Well, I am going to look for the union label, and NOT PURCHASE. Down with the Unions and China.


30 posted on 11/03/2012 2:15:47 PM PDT by annieokie
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To: lowbridge

I read fair amount of old newspapers. The unions were awful even during WWII.


31 posted on 11/03/2012 2:15:50 PM PDT by PghBaldy
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To: lowbridge
Bttt.

5.56mm

32 posted on 11/03/2012 2:16:31 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: lowbridge

This is what will happen in Michigan if Prop 2 passes here. Am I wrong?


33 posted on 11/03/2012 2:17:03 PM PDT by stayathomemom (Beware of kittens modifying your posts.)
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To: lowbridge
Unions are doomed and blatant stupidity like this just speeds up the process. The inconvenienced, the injured and the dead be damned.
34 posted on 11/03/2012 2:17:37 PM PDT by JPG (Make it happen)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
A little bit more of this sort of thing and Right To Work will be on Cuomo's agenda. Not that he'll like it, but he's a total political junky and he'll go whichever way gets the votes.

Only takes a few days living in a highrise without electricity to turn you into a hard core Republican.

35 posted on 11/03/2012 2:17:37 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: TexasNative2000

If the governor had any he’d tell the ‘mayor’ to stick it - it’s his national guard to command and NYC is just a part of NY. Mayor has no authority over the NG


36 posted on 11/03/2012 2:18:00 PM PDT by reed13
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To: annieokie

I didn’t say label.


37 posted on 11/03/2012 2:18:12 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1383 of the Obama hostage crisis - Barack Hussein Obama an enemy BOTH foreign AND domestic)
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To: jazzlite

Is this just a Union thing? This is like the third time we’ve heard them turn away help....

Plus no gas and free gas...but not for you gas...

And FEMA out of water?

And no National Guard on Coney Island?

Is this all just bad coordination or ...is Sandy-gate unfolding before our very eyes. Is this that Reichstag moment we’ve been looking for?


38 posted on 11/03/2012 2:19:08 PM PDT by EBH (0bama is guilty of willful neglect of duty.)
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To: lowbridge

It is time the President put his money (um, OUR money) where is mouth it. He needs to make a very public statement condemning the refusal to accept help from any non-union source.


39 posted on 11/03/2012 2:19:45 PM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: Darksheare
Proud union work, all of it. For twice the cost and half the work. And the unions can own the fail too.

IIRC, the NYC unions were also responsible for keeping the snow plows off the streets, causing the city to shut down for a few days last winter.

Mark

40 posted on 11/03/2012 2:19:51 PM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
Why hasn’t Barry sent in the National Guard to get these union knuckledraggers under control?

Hahahahahahaaaa

Surely, you jest!


41 posted on 11/03/2012 2:20:50 PM PDT by WVKayaker ("Mitt Romney couldn't keep up with lies and spin of Barack Obama" - Sarah Palin 10/24)
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To: lowbridge

I know I am saying this out of anger, but it is the truth...The U.S. has to be one of the most crooked countries in the world.

Even the little Republic of Panama passed a law a couple of years ago stating no person was required to join a union if that person did not want to.

The unions are a big reason why prices are so out of whack in the U.S. and why businesses are seeking else where in other countries to manufacture their goods.


42 posted on 11/03/2012 2:21:47 PM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: lowbridge

Well, that’s OK. I won’t send my donation since the union is taking care of everything. I’d be afraid, if I sent a check, it would go in their pockets like it did with GM. I’ll save my money for the next disaster (or buy ammo).


43 posted on 11/03/2012 2:21:50 PM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag
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To: lowbridge

The unions are probably afraid that the non-union crews will be seen doing the tasks, better, smarter, and faster then the union slugs.


44 posted on 11/03/2012 2:23:02 PM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: FlingWingFlyer
Why hasn’t Barry sent in the National Guard to get these union knuckledraggers under control?

You're kidding, right? The knuckledraggers are the ones who helped get the anointed one anointed. And he knows he'll need them to steal the election.

Mark

45 posted on 11/03/2012 2:23:54 PM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: dirtboy

144 transformers. That means thousands of people just had their power restoration delayed.


This will resonate with everyone out of power as while it was happening, people saw transformers blow non-stop (some thought it was lightning, with the frequency) - this needs to be the story of Sandy on Monday.


46 posted on 11/03/2012 2:24:26 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: lowbridge

Soon every healthcare worker in the US will be forced into a union. Think about that.


47 posted on 11/03/2012 2:27:17 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: lowbridge

I’ll don my tin foil hat and say I can’t help but wonder if these Union a$$hats have their orders and this has to do with somehow,delaying the election or at least throwing a wrench into it’s gears this Tuesday.


48 posted on 11/03/2012 2:28:42 PM PDT by 4yearlurker (No matter who you elect,the government eventually gets in.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

The IBEW is the biggest bunch of thugs on Earth.

Way worse than the Teamsters, or SEIU.


49 posted on 11/03/2012 2:30:49 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: lowbridge
YOU PEOPLE in the NE need to vote out your communist governments and replace them with Republicans and Independents and introduce RIGHT TO WORK legislation.

LLS

50 posted on 11/03/2012 2:30:49 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (OUR GOVERNMENT AND PRESS ARE NO LONGER TRUSTWORTHY OR DESERVING OF RESPECT!)
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