Wonderful: Non-Union Power Crews Being Turned Away in New Jersey

Posted by on Nov 02, 2012 at 7:06 am

Just lovely. We’ve got an epic natural disaster to recover from, but now the union thugs are preventing people from getting power restored.

The hurricane-ravaged east coast has been receiving north Alabama help, but crews from Huntsville Utilities learned they’ll be doing work in Long Island, New York instead of in New Jersey.

Crews from Huntsville, as well as Decatur Utilities and Joe Wheeler out of Trinity headed up there this week, but Derrick Moore, one of the Decatur workers, said they were told by crews in New Jersey that they can’t do any work there since they’re not union employees.

The crews that are in Roanoke, Virginia say they are just watching and waiting even though they originally received a call asking for help from Seaside Heights, New Jersey.

The crews were told to stand down. In fact, Moore said the crew from Trinity is already headed back home.

Understandably, Moore said they’re frustrated being told “thanks, but no thanks.”

We imagine anyone without power would gladly welcome the help and will be irate discovering news like this. Remember Obama the other day said no red tape and all that nonsense? Yeah, where is he now?

Via Ben.

6 Responses to “Wonderful: Non-Union Power Crews Being Turned Away in New Jersey”

  1. Rusty Bill on 2/02/12 at 8:42 am

    And still the union thug-bosses can’t understand why their membership* and support is dropping like a rock.

    * Except in areas where they have managed to force laws requiring union membership. Fortunately, Texas ain’t one of ’em.

  2. Esau's Message on 2/02/12 at 9:36 am

    Isn’t this point where the Big Man should intervene and apply political pressure? His “we’re all in this together,” pragmatic, nonpartisan shtick is tailor-made for this confrontation.

  3. Carol on 2/02/12 at 9:47 am

    My son is with the surveyors from Ala. Power in B’ham and were supposed to be in Atlantic City with the linemen but were sent to upper New Jersey only to be turned away for the same reason, non-union. The linemen are union. The problem is finding gas. The group that he is with have 1/2 tank or less and they are 200 miles away from their fuel truck that are with the linemen. I think there are 40 cars in this group. Usually this wouldn’t be a problem but since they are non-union they can’t stay with their linemen and fuel trucks. Someone needs to call Chris Christy and have him override the Unions since this is a state of emergency. I’m sure the people of New Jersey would be very upset if they knew what was going on.

  4. Pete on 5/05/12 at 11:45 am

    There are plenty of non union lineman working in nj. Sounds like another bullshit story

  5. Ryan Pawlowski on 8/08/12 at 8:11 pm

    It’s shamefull than New Jersey would turn away help for the people of there community !!! Over being non union for lines men. Shame on you New Jersey local ….. People just went through a terrible storm and are dealing with loss , the least you can do is let people will ing to help …HELP out if thay can !! Eat sh$t union

  6. Get educated on 12/12/12 at 1:52 pm

    Working on power lines is not like your job, people die, quite often. If someone is not qualified(non-union contractors use anyone who can make them a profit) they put others at risk, including the public! It’s selfish and irresponsible to suggest anyone risk more than they already do, so you don’t miss the biggest loser episode! Google -lineman -and read up before you act like you know what’s best