November 2, 2012

What is wrong with New Jersey?

Seriously. The People of New Jersey need to stand up and demand better.

NJ says take your non-union help and shove it  The Union thinks citizens of the Garden State would rather be cold and hungry than have non-union help getting the power back on.

I bet the freezing people of West Virginia will take the help and be thankful.

h/t Tam


Anonymous said...

Not even a little surprised ' like they say you can't fix stupid. Unions have long outlived the reason fore existance.

Erin O'Brien said...

Go reread your link, Joe. It has been updated. The first reports about crews being turned away were misleading at best.

From your link:

Bottom line, it appears now that Decatur Utilities wrongly assumed they would have to agree to the union contract before traveling to New Jersey to help with recovery efforts. The IBEW said in times of crisis, help is welcomed from union and non-union utility workers.

"At this stage, it is not clear who is alleged to have turned the crew away and the company that employs the affected workers has denied the claim," said IBEW President Ed Hill in a statement. "IBEW local leaders in New Jersey have reiterated what has been the long standing record of our union – in times of crisis all help is welcome and we pull together with everyone to meet the needs of the public. We have communicated this to the office of New Jersey Governor Christie as well."

Erin O'Brien said...

oops. meant to put that in italics instead of bold.

Anonymous said...

That is good. There are reports on US A Today that claims the same has happened in NY

I hope not

I hope it never happened and if it did it was an isolated idiot crew


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