"The fact that we are here today to debate raising America's debt limit is a sign of leadership failure" - 2006 Senator Obama...leadership failure indeed!
Also, if this is the case, then your problem lies with the state. The unions cannot just do whatever they want and control the entire operation. If the state is okay with volunteers coming in, then that will be what happens.
First of all it is to restore needed services.
That takes precedent. Not some Union contract.
Secondly, show that someone else is getting screwed other than those going without services because of some idiotic Union asininity.
Unless there are actually people getting screwed, there is no reason to even suggest such.
Nor could you show that it should take precedent over the restoring of services.
You know, I was thinking. These power companies take over MUCH too large of an area. When everything is calm, sure they can handle the workload, but if there is any kind of emergency situation, they are NOT capable of taking care of the problems. Where is someone to say to them that we think this is too large of a region for you to handle in an emergency without causing all kinds of other problems.
Another thing to think about is that my electric company, National Grid, is NOT an American-owned company, and you bet your ass I want our United States employees unions to protect those workers rights, their paychecks, their benefits, etc. I believe in looking out for my fellow American workers over the HUGE corporations.
I can agree that sometimes union demands go too far, but that does not negate the necessity for workers' protections against huge rich corporations that have multiple top-of-the-line lawyers and tons of money at their disposal. The union also protects these workers from litigation which most of them could not possibly afford. When I talk of unions, I am NOT talking about public sector unions either.
Yeah, it is the Unions fault for this specific action.
It would be the power companies. They are the ones who sign the contracts with the states. The unions make deals with the companies, then the companies make deals with the states they service.This specific action is the fault of the Union. People needed their services restored and the Union said '**** them, they can wait' because they wanted to be petty about contract language in a time of need. Yeah, it is the Unions fault for this specific action.