Non-Union Electric Crew Turned Away From Sandy Recovery
Wasn’t just yesterday that Obama gave a speech in which he said that “Americans are coming together” during the Sandy cleanup during a stump speech? How’s that working out? (via American Perspective)
(WAFF) 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.
One would think Seaside, which was hit terribly bad, would take any help they could get. Alas, no.
Steven Greenhut has a great piece in the Wall Street Journal about how the evils of public employees unions are
It’s no secret that union membership has been slowly, but surely declining for decades in America. There’s a simple reason
Attention AFL-CIO, IBEW, Teamsters and UMW Members: Your Christmas Gift From the White House is Here… 116,000 Layoffs
CleanTechnica gleefully reports that effective January 2012, the EPA is scheduled to shut down 20 percent of all coal plants