This is why unions suck. As nearly a million people remain without power in storm ravaged New Jersey, utility crews from throughout the country who have generously traveled to the Garden State to provide much needed assistance in the state’s recovery effort, have been told by crews in New Jersey that they can’t help because they are not union employees.
This is precisely why unions have become only slightly more popular than cancer.
While they once had a very necessary purpose that rightly protected the rights of workers, an endless array of federal and state laws have long since been enacted to serve that purpose and in most cases do. However, nowadays unions are no longer fulfilling a need to protects workers rights, today they are serving the greed and desires of union bosses and mindless dues paying members who are more concerned with hoarding overtime pay for themselves than they are with the well being of the public who provide their salaries and whom they are suppose to be serving
Supporting this claim is the fact that here in New Jersey a utility crew from Huntsville Utilities out of Alabama was headed toward Seaside Heights, New Jersey, one of the hardest hit coastal communities to pounded by Hurricane Sandy. But before they got there, New Jersey utility crews turned them away because their workers were non-union, and the New Jersey crews are only allowing unionized crews to assist.
If there was ever a better example of just how detrimental contemporary unions have become to our nation, this is it folks.
People are suffering here in New Jersey and yet unions are refusing to speed up the process that could at least alleviate some of that suffering because the people who are willing to help are not union members.
President Obama promised to do everything to make sure that no red tape got in the way of recovery efforts. Well now is his chance to deliver on that promise. Unions are in his back pocket. The two are tighter than thieves when it comes to soaking the public for all their worth. So perhaps now is a good time for the President to use his influence and denounce the reprehensible and irresponsible conduct of unions. Because right now his union buddies are strangling the millions of people in New Jersey suffering in the wake of Hurricane Sandy with the same red tape he promised to cut through.
And by the way, Governor Christie isn’t off the hook on this either. His big mouth is more than large enough to address this issue loudly and clearly, and if he doesn’t… there is no reason why someone else can’t be given the Republican nomination for Governor next year.
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