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Help From Alabama Workers Being Denied in New Jersey Because They're Non-Union

GoodWitchGlinda Wrote: Nov 02, 2012 2:26 PM
Dear Ms. Pavlich, My go-around with your readership leds me to believe that you did not fact check this story. It is obvious that your reporting is more fantasy than substance! Too similar to the fake story reported earlier in the week where Romney pundits tried to convince Ohio voters that GM Executives and Obama were planning to do them harm. Are the right-wing conservatives so desperate that reporting is now about fake, made-up stories. There are no non-union workers who were turned away from a credible source. Your story is proving to be pure fiction.
AmyDB Wrote: Nov 02, 2012 2:34 PM
Fact checking for you.....
http://nj1015.com/report-non-union-alabama-utility-workers-turned-away-from-new-jersey/

http://www.onenewspage.com/n/US/74ritlbla/No-Red-Tape-New-Jersey-Turns-Away.htm

http://www.wtok.com/news/headlines/Non-union-Alabama-crews-say-storm-help-rejected-176972221.html
AmyDB Wrote: Nov 02, 2012 2:40 PM
further fact checking...

http://www.waff.com/story/19981857/some-nonunion-ala-crews-turned-away-from-sandy-recovery
GoodWitchGlinda Wrote: Nov 02, 2012 2:43 PM
Sorry. Your websites prove my point. One story says that the Alabama workers went to Seaside, JCP&L was on the scene and said their help was needed on Long Island. Why did Alabama want to work in Seaside when utility workers were already on the scene? Your Alabama workers are making an issue out of common sense; not union vs non-union.
GoodWitchGlinda Wrote: Nov 02, 2012 2:44 PM
Sorry. Your websites prove my point. One story says that the Alabama workers went to Seaside, JCP&L was on the scene and said their help was needed on Long Island. Why did Alabama want to work in Seaside when utility workers were already on the scene? Your Alabama workers are making an issue out of common sense; not union vs non-union.

The next website you sent me claims that the workers never went further north than Maryland. So what's up there? Again, your Alabama workers making such claims don't exist. I bet they are working there hearts out right now. You are clearly a boy named "Sue" using this "Amy" name; or are a Republican pundit. Bye, my time is being wasted here.

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:

Crews from Huntsville, as well as Decatur Utilities and Joe Wheeler out of Trinity headed up there this...