Saturday, November 3, 2012

Bugger the bastards. I hope all the New Yaarkers who are freezing their asses off this weekend take it out on IBEW. "Ala. utility, Fla. crewman blame electricians’ union for interfering with Hurricane Sandy relief."

Nice. The audio played on the Hannity show on Friday was from a strike in 2011. This happened this past week.
Decatur Utilities in Decatur, Ala. told Huntsville’s WAFF-TV Thursday evening that its crews were denied the opportunity to work in Seaside Heights, N.J. because they’re not affiliated with a union. Some of those workers, the company said, headed home. Others remained at a staging area in Roanoke, Va.
And on Friday the company doubled down, with general manager Ray Hardin telling Fox Business Network’s Stuart Varney that “we were presented with documents from IBEW that required our folks to affiliate with the union. And [that's] something that we could not agree to. And it was our understanding, and still is, that that was a requirement of working in that area.”
A Central Florida utility lineman who insisted on remaining anonymous told TheDC in a phone interview Friday that his 12-person crew waited ”all day yesterday” for their bosses to sort through the IBEW’s demands.
“It was like, ‘What’s the hold up?’ he said. “It turns out there was a 300-page contract that the union controlling LIPA [the Long Island Power Authority] wanted everybody to sign first. We don’t have time for that. We’ve got guys ready to go."


Anonymous said...

Fuck em ! , load your shit up and go home.

Anonymous said...

Turnabout is fair play. The visiting electrical workers should go on strike until the union relents.

CowboyDan said...

I said elsewhere that if the union was smart, they'd sell the Alabama workers permits, pay them NYC scale and send them home with pockets full of money and heads full of union propaganda.

Of course, the union leaders aren't that smart; they're like the guy who owns "Maid-Rite" sandwiches. When Tom Arnold joined the cast of "Roseanne," he talked about "Maid-Rite" as the best sandwiches ever. Two episodes those words appeared.

The short sighted fellow who owns the name got his panties wadded up and threatened to sue if they didn't pay him. He had FREE advertising for his product on a top ten TV show and he wanted to get paid.


That was the birth of "loose-meat sandwiches."