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    Everything and anything to help the people. :rolleyes:


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

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


    By Danielle Johnson

    | Friday, Nov 2, 2012 | Updated 9:39 AM EDT

    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 television station.

    WAFF.com reports crews from Decatur Utilities and Joe Wheeler out of Trinity 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.

    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.
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    Unreal. So much for "No Red Tape".
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    Honestly, fugg the unions!

    Why would any state ALLOW unions workers to turnt them away? Who turned them away RW?

    I guarantee you that those without power don't care if union or non-union workers help get their power back.
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    #12 Jersey

    Any idea of just who it was who supposedly turned them away? The power company in Jersey says it was not them.

    JCP+L Denies Turning Away Non-Union Help [AUDIO]
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    From another thread I posted:


    The union jerks at the work site turned them away.
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    Chris Christie who has avoided the hysteria....

    Could the gullibles be duped again??? Stay Tuned.
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    So we are to believe a politician over the workers who were bullied on the ground?

    Gullible indeed.

    BTW Seaside Heights can't get enough help, what a joke.
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    If true - very sad.

    Based on the footage on the news last night (and since Monday) seems like the folks in NJ/NY/CT could use all the help they can get right now.

    Other than paying a due, what is the difference between a union lineman and a nonunion linemen?
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    Of course, they've been duped every day of they're lives.
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    #12 Jersey

    What? Governor Chris Christie, darling of The Tea Party, Republicans and yourself - a liar?

    This is the guy you've touted for months as the best governor ever - possible president - real straight shooter - and now you take a media story over his own word?

    You're right....gullible indeed.

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    Got a quote for your claim I called him the best ever? I call BS. I have lauded his work on the budget, but his judicial appointments and some social issues (gay marriage for example) not so much.

    Think Christie actually talked to any of the workers chased off by the union thugs?
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    #12 Jersey

    Excuse me...best in a long time.

    Think the media investigated before printing the story?
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    OT: Been quite a few issues with that of late. See the media running with the story about the NYSE having three feet of water in it....as a result of some dude in NYC putting out a tweet about it.

    They are actually thinking about charging the guy criminally for his tweet (yet the media has no blame at all).
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    The right wants so hard to believe this stuff, they oft seem very gullible.. but of course the news report has much more veracity than the information from the NJ Governor's Office or the utility itself..


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    either that or the guy is lying
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    Unfortunately, too many will automatically believe any news or bloggers blurb that fits their internal narrative, and denounce, disbelieve, and doubt anything that runs counter to that narrative. This is America today and partisanship over-rules common sense and skepticism too frequently.
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    Just out of curiosity, do you really find it so hard to believe that a politician would lie to keep from looking bad? Really?
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    Check out the following quote from the Utility Company.. that is corraboration, which cannot be said for the initial story.. sorry, keep on believing.

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