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    Re: Union Thuggary at it's Finest

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    Good job. Way to continue your standard of kneejerk defense of unions without bothering to actually read what was in the article.

    Utility crews from several states East of the Mississippi River hit the road this week to volunteer their time and talents in Northeastern states hit hard by Hurricane Sandy. But crews from Alabama got the shock of their lives when other workers in a coastal New Jersey town told them they couldn’t lend a hand without a union card.

    Derrick Moore, who works for Decatur Utilities in Decatur, Ala., told WAFF-TV in Huntsville 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.

    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.

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

    Volunteer. Help. Assist those suffering. Turned away by Unions. People still struggling, suffering, freezing.

    The town asked for help, but then the Union said they won't tolerate it. Hmmmm?

    If even one elderly person or child dies for lack of electricity, it will be outright murder by the the local Union president and the politicians going along with it.
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    Re: Union Thuggary at it's Finest

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    If they don't need them, then there is no issue on either side, is there?
    Let's not also forget, that a lot of these things take place because of contracts that the state signed in agreement with the unions.

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    Re: Union Thuggary at it's Finest

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Great argument.
    It's not an argument. It's a fact.

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    Re: Union Thuggary at it's Finest

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Let's not also forget, that a lot of these things take place because of contracts that the state signed in agreement with the unions.
    President Obama said to waive all the red tape and do whatever it takes to help the people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Let's not also forget, that a lot of these things take place because of contracts that the state signed in agreement with the unions.
    I agree. The problem is the contracts. I wrote that some time back on this thread.

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    Re: Union Thuggary at it's Finest

    [/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.[/QUOTE]

    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.
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    Re: Union Thuggary at it's Finest

    Certification is important. Unions are accountable for the work that is done. It's like board certification for doctors. Why would you use the services of people whose training is questionable?

    I wouldn't want a gynecologist to do open heart surgery and on and on and on.

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    Re: Union Thuggary at it's Finest

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Do you really think that if all the local community "resources" were used up, that they would have turned down volunteers? I think it is because there are still skilled unemployed people that could handle the work but haven't been asked. If you can prove otherwise, then please post me a link.
    And yet, you won't provide stats to back up what you think...

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    Re: Union Thuggary at it's Finest

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    Re: Union Thuggary at it's Finest

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    They won't rest until children are working 60 hour weeks.
    In what alternate reality is that ever going to happen? The federal laws that protect workers rights have rendered the union obsolete.
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