Well, I guess it’s OK to help out in a FREAKING DISASTER, as long, that is, as you’re a union thug. At least that is the accusation. The Blaze has video, and commentary…
In the meantime, the Newark Star Ledger is reporting that NJ unions are not blocking the workers:
“We take crews as they become available,” said Ron Morano, a spokesman for Jersey Central Power & Light. “Everyone understands this is an all-hands-on-deck event.” He(Morano) said crews from throughout the nation were now working in JCP&L’s service area, including from California, Idaho, Kentucky, Florida, Michigan and North Carolina.
The Alabama utility company seems to contradict that statement. From the Decatur Utilities press release on the issue:
Decatur Utilities sent a 6-man crew to the Northeast Wednesday, October 31st, bound for Seaside Heights, NJ, to assist with power restoration. Communications with Seaside Heights was poor due to lack of cell phone service in the area. 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.
Further investigation into the story first carried by WAFF TV in Alabama has confirmed what the press release states.
Isn’t this consistent with the past actions of union thugs? Exclude anyone who isn’t a slave to the union boss. Frankly, these guys are lucky that they weren’t attacked by the union thugs. In the end, the unions expose themselves again.