The small state of New Jersey recently decimated by hurricane Sandy suffered yet another blow. But it wasn’t an act of God this time, no, the culprit is the atrocity some call “labour unions.” A news station in Alabama is reporting that non-union utility crews were turned away upon arriving in New Jersey:
SEASIDE HEIGHTS, NEW JERSEY (WAFF) –
The hurricane-ravaged east coast has been receiving north Alabama help, but crews from Huntsville Utilities learned they’ll be doing work in Long Island, New York instead of in New Jersey.
Crews from Huntsville, as well as Decatur Utilities and Joe Wheeler out of Trinity 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 crews that are in Roanoke, Virginia say they are just watching and waiting even though they originally received a call asking for help from Seaside Heights, New Jersey.
The crews were told to stand down. In fact, Moore said the crew from Trinity is already headed back home.
Understandably, Moore said they’re frustrated being told “thanks, but no thanks.”
At least Huntsville has now found someone who wants their help.
And the news report:
The only thing standing between the millions without power and their ability to get back to life as usual are unions. Blood.Boiling.