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    Re: Union Thuggary at it's Finest

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Yes, but they are NOT putting much money back into the local economy. If you put the local people to work in your own city, your city benefits as a result. That is only common sense.
    It IS a specialized field, Chris.

    There may NOT be enough qualified people in NJ at this point.
    Anyone wondering what I'm talking about start here:
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    Re: Union Thuggary at it's Finest

    Quote Originally Posted by What if...? View Post
    It IS a specialized field, Chris.

    There may NOT be enough qualified people in NJ at this point.
    There may not be, but the article never states that. It is an article that is sorely lacking for important details.

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    Re: Union Thuggary at it's Finest

    Quote Originally Posted by PirateMk1 View Post
    [/QUOTE=ChrisL;1061095068]What in the hell does this have to do with Obama? This is about out-of-state workers coming in to take jobs from locals.

    Its not just about jobs, its about capacity, equipment and availability. The unemployed electrical workers most will not have the equipment nesseary to do line work ei Heavy equipment like line trucks ect.. The line trucks from out of state also have crews with them and the crews have been together. Remember that hiring people takes time, time to hire, time to orientate, time to evaluate, time to get equiped, and be mated with heavy equipment and time to get to the downed lines. These people from out of state already have done almost all of that. There will be plenty of work and time after to hire locals, but the power lines have to be back on line as quick as possible so the rest of the community can start conducting business again. Thats why I find the unions turning the volunteers away assine.[/





    It is now officially about UNION BUSTING SCAB PRESIDENT OBAMA!

    The horror! He has WAIVED federal regulations that prohibit oil from non-union refineries to be delivered on non-union crews ships to be delivered to the East Coast!
    That Union busting bastard! STEALING LOCAL UNION OIL, MERCHANT MARINE AND REFINERY WORKERS JOBS!!!! The people of the East Coast would GLADLY go without gasoline, diesel, heating oil and electrical generation however long it takes for that to be saved for LOCAL UNION WORKERS!

    STOP the outside INTERFERENCE WITH JOB DESTROYING intrusions. LEAVE THE EAST COAST ALONE! Its all ONLY local issues. STOP giving money to the evil Red Cross. KEEP ALL non-residences away. They should put up BARRIERS to keep outsiders out!!!

    Damn that anti-union, job destroying Obama! He's switched sides and now is the biggest union buster in the USA!~

    Hasn't the time come to outlaw anyone being employed who doesn't have a union card like in some states?
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    I hope there is a logical reason for this and the reason they were turned back isn't because they were non-union. That would be adding more to what is already a disaster.

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    Re: Union Thuggary at it's Finest

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    There may not be, but the article never states that. It is an article that is sorely lacking for important details.
    The article states they are qualified workers who came to help with power outages.

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    Re: Union Thuggary at it's Finest

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    There may not be, but the article never states that. It is an article that is sorely lacking for important details.
    This is the operative language of the article:

    Another nonunion Decatur Utilities crew is idling in Roanoke, Va., waiting for instructions from Seaside Heights. The town asked them days ago for help, but later told the workers to stand down.
    Electric repair work for public utilities in New Jersey is dominated by the International Brotherhood Of Electrical Workers, a unit of the politically powerful AFL-CIO.

    Many parts of coastal New Jersey are projected to be without electric power for at least seven to 10 more days.


    Read more: New Jersey town turns away Alabama volunteer utility workers because they're nonunion | The Daily Caller

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    Re: Union Thuggary at it's Finest

    The temperatures drop below freezing in evenings starting this weekend. But New Jersey people are tough! Especially the old folks and little children. They don't need heat. Or lights. Or oxygen generators. And certainly don't need TV or Internet. Besides, they can burn candles and build camp fires inside easy enough. Just pass out cigarette lighters.

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    Re: Union Thuggary at it's Finest

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Yes, but it doesn't state that the work isn't already being taken care of. This article is clearly neglectful of details and is completely one-sided on the issue.
    Bs. If there was no work for them to do it would have been stated that they were turned away for lack of work.
    Which most likely would not have been reported.
    Nor did the article have to be more specific. We know there was a disaster and that help was needed and requested.



    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    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.
    No it would not be. The power company did not turn them away, the Union Workers did.
    From the article.


    UPDATE: Jersey Central Power & Light spokesman Ron Morano told Cablevision’s News12 on Friday that his company has accepted help from all crews. “We have not turned away any help,” he said. “Absolutely not.”

    ... other workers in a coastal New Jersey town told them they couldn’t lend a hand without a union card.

    that crews in Seaside Heights, N.J. turned him and his crewmates away, saying they couldn’t do any work there because they’re not union employees.

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    Re: Union Thuggary at it's Finest

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    According to the anti-Unionistas, they're not.


    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    You think there are no qualified people in New Jersey? Don't be ridiculous.
    No one is claiming that there are not any qualified people or equipment in New Jersey.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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    Re: Union Thuggary at it's Finest

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    There may not be, but the article never states that. It is an article that is sorely lacking for important details.
    No it isn't. You're sorely lacking in comprehension.

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