This is almost too ridiculous to believe… in the wake of Hurricane Sandy’s devastation, help has been turned away. Yes, you read that correctly, and can read about it here.
Power crews from Alabama drove to the town of Seaside, New Jersey to help restore electricity to thousands of folks without power. When they got there, though, they were told to go home because they were non-union. Apparently, the local IBEW (International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers) took umbrage at the fact that the Alabama crews didn’t “wear the union label”.
Are you kidding me?
People have been without power, and perhaps heat, for days. Do you think they care who restores their power?
Please, someone who firmly believes that unions are good, honest and noble, explain to the rest of us how this conduct is either good, honest, or noble.