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    Re: 'Frankenstorm' Headed to Region

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Union workers and nonunion workers. As long as they're locals and getting the jobs they desperately need.
    How about helping the people needing help as FAST as possible? Some of them are eating out of dumpsters right now.

    In other states, it's about getting the work done. Not about who gets the contract to get the work done. This is why New York and California are bankrupt.

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    I wouldn't want non-union workers putting electric wires up on my street, thank you.

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    Re: 'Frankenstorm' Headed to Region

    Quote Originally Posted by Uzidoesit View Post
    I wouldn't want non-union workers putting electric wires up on my street, thank you.
    Thanks. Dumbest, and funniest thing I've read here today.

    In all seriousness, you wouldn't care who was getting your power back on if it'd been off for 5 days and freezing temperatures were forecast over the next day or two. You'd be damn happy somebody was trying to help.

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    Re: 'Frankenstorm' Headed to Region

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    As long as they're locals and getting the jobs they desperately need.
    If you restricted this rebuilding work to local workers only it'd take months to get things just back to slightly livable conditions.

    After huge natural disasters it's always normal for other states to send help in all kinds of ways.
    Especially help that gets basic services like those that get power and water up and running safely.

    Local crews would be overwhelmed and stretched too thin to do it alone.

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    Re: 'Frankenstorm' Headed to Region

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    If you restricted this rebuilding work to local workers only it'd take months to get things just back to slightly livable conditions.

    After huge natural disasters it's always normal for other states to send help in all kinds of ways.
    Especially help that gets basic services like those that get power and water up and running safely.

    Local crews would be overwhelmed and stretched too thin to do it alone.
    Sure, if all the skilled local labor has been used up, then take the outside help.

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    Re: 'Frankenstorm' Headed to Region

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    How about helping the people needing help as FAST as possible? Some of them are eating out of dumpsters right now.

    In other states, it's about getting the work done. Not about who gets the contract to get the work done. This is why New York and California are bankrupt.
    I read that the power is supposed to be back in NY before the marathon, and I have not heard of anyone eating out of dumpsters.

    Forgive my slow responses, I'm just answering some posts in between doing my work.

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    Re: 'Frankenstorm' Headed to Region

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    I read that the power is supposed to be back in NY before the marathon, and I have not heard of anyone eating out of dumpsters.

    Forgive my slow responses, I'm just answering some posts in between doing my work.
    LOL, you and me both. Shame on us.

    Yep, it's been reported that people are hungry, and some have resorted to eating out of dumpsters.

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    Re: 'Frankenstorm' Headed to Region

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    LOL, you and me both. Shame on us.

    Yep, it's been reported that people are hungry, and some have resorted to eating out of dumpsters.
    I live in the Northeast and have been watching the news and have heard nothing about that. Got a link to that story?

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    Re: 'Frankenstorm' Headed to Region

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    Thanks. Dumbest, and funniest thing I've read here today.

    In all seriousness, you wouldn't care who was getting your power back on if it'd been off for 5 days and freezing temperatures were forecast over the next day or two. You'd be damn happy somebody was trying to help.
    Sure, sure....help me by burning my house down after I'd been freezing? I'll wait until qualified and certified help make it. Electricians are unionized for a reason and they have high standards, or the whole ****house will burn down.

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    Re: 'Frankenstorm' Headed to Region

    Quote Originally Posted by Uzidoesit View Post
    Sure, sure....help me by burning my house down after I'd been freezing? I'll wait until qualified and certified help make it. Electricians are unionized for a reason and they have high standards, or the whole ****house will burn down.
    To my understanding all electricians in the US are required to comply to licensing requirements linked to the National electric code, union membership is not a factor except in which jobs you can work.
    Some type of jobs are union only.
    I think the Texas line crews are union.

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