Non-Union Utility Crews from Alabama Turned Away From Helping NJ Sandy Victims: Report

What can Unions do for YOU? Well, here’s a story that may or may not be 100% accurate but knowing how Unions, and the THUGS that run the Unions work, I would not be surprised if it’s not true!

Non-Union Utility Crews from Alabama Turned Away From Helping NJ Sandy Victims: Report

Volunteer crews who came to help restore power were allegedly told to leave because they are not union workers, according to a report.

Several utility crews from Alabama who arrived in New Jersey to help restore power following Hurricane Sandy were allegedly told to leave because they are not union workers, according to a Huntsville news station. reports crews with Hunstville Utilities and Joe Wheeler Electrical Membership Cooperative made their way to Seaside Heights, New Jersey this week to help get power back on for thousands of residents left in the dark. But the groups were told by crews in New Jersey that they cannot do any work because they are non-union employees, according to the report.

Derrick Moore, one of the Decatur workers, told the station he and his crewmates will instead head to Long Island, NY to help get power on back there.

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s office is denying the report saying it is “likely confusion about needing the crew at that particular location” and had “nothing to do with being union or non-union workers.”

A representative for the two utility companies also said the story is untrue, according to the Huntsville Times.

Seaside Heights suffered an estimated $1 billion dollars in damages from Hurricane Sandy. Many are expected to be without power for the next few days.

As of Friday, more than 677,977 people in our area are still without power.

Story Here: SOURCE

You can decide for yourself, but these workers went to HELP people, not have a battle with a bunch of Union supporting SLUGS!

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11 Responses to Non-Union Utility Crews from Alabama Turned Away From Helping NJ Sandy Victims: Report

  1. Texasperated says:

    I.B.E.W. = “I barely ever work.”

    Keep your powder dry

  2. Bloviating Zeppelin says:

    Here’s my question:

    Considering the past history of unions like IBEW, what would make anyone think this story ISN’T true — ?


    Drudge must think some veracity to this as well.

  3. BobF says:

    These utility crews are going to make a lot of money from overtime during this. The utility companies will also make a lot of money. Unions cannot stand seeing any of that government money, which they believe belongs to them, going to non-union utilities and crews.

  4. TexasFred says:

    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).

    From: The Daily Caller

  5. Katie says:

    This is shat happens when Nanny takes over. Get rid of the Nannies and let the people grow up.

  6. Bloviating Zeppelin says:

    General Manager Ray Hardin appeared on Fox Business Channel Friday morning saying, “We were presented documents from IBEW that required our folks to affiliate with the unions and that was something we could not agree to.”

    Decatur Utilities later released a statement expanding on that, “Upon arriving at a staging area in Virginia, crews were held in place pending clarification of documents received from IBEW that implied a requirement of our employees to agree to union affiliation while working in the New York and New Jersey areas. It was and remains our understanding that agreeing to those requirements was a condition of being allowed to work in those areas.”

    From this source, WAFF, Channel 48.


    • TexasFred says:

      Personally, I’d pack up my tools and leave… Let the Union bastards FREEZE their asses off, and all those people that support Unions…

      Maybe the next time a *right to work* vote comes up, the voters would listen..

      • Bloviating Zeppelin says:

        That would be my attitude as well.

        You don’t want my help?

        Fine. Guess you don’t want food or fuel or heat.

        No skin off my nose.

        Screw ya. Ain’t coming back.


  7. Bunkerville says:

    I suggest that any debunking is done by those who wish to keep their knee caps.

  8. myfoxmystere says:

    I dare the IBEW to send crews to non union areas when another disaster strikes in a non-union state. It would be funny to watch the non union utilities refuse to allow them to work. Too bad Christie didn’t have the guts to stand up to the IBEW in an emergency; of course one can expect that kind of behavior from liberal NY Governor Cuomo.

  9. mrchuck says:

    Union “crap” in the midst of the largest storm to hit the East Coast, well that tells everyone what crap unions are.
    Live in a “right to work state” folks.
    So, let the East Coast mess just continue.
    Let the looting and thieving smarten them up.
    Maybe the ni&&ers will start burning their blighted neighborhoods down.
    Run out of matches, let me know!

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