Non-union utility workers turned away in New Jersey
Some utility workers who drove over 900 miles from Alabama to help New Jersey residents get power restored, after the devastating damage of Hurricane Sandy, are being denied access because they are non-union workers.
New Jersey must be kidding!
Utility crews from Alabama ready to help hurricane stricken and desperate people in New Jersey without power have been told to “stand down” and some are already headed back home. Why? Because they’re non-union workers.
Keep in mind there are still millions of people in New Jersey without power and many who have been stranded for days as a result. The crews drove 900 miles to reach the area effected by Sandy and this is how they were received.
Even though these workers were asked for their help, after New Jersey work crews found out the Alabama crews union status, they were told thanks, but no thanks.