Chris Christie: I’ll take help from anyone with Sandy…unless they’re Non Union?

by Datechguy | November 2nd, 2012

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Chris Christie: I'll take help from anyone with Sandy...unless they're Non Union?

Chris Christie made a big fuss about com­ple­ment­ing Pres­i­dent Obama for help­ing out in NJ and made a point to make every­one know it didn’t mat­ter where the help came as long as the help came.

Appar­ently there are excep­tions:

Nonunion Ala. crews turned away from Sandy recovery

You’ve got to be kid­ding me

Crews from Huntsville, as well as Decatur Util­i­ties and Joe Wheeler out of Trin­ity headed up there this week, but Der­rick Moore, one of the Decatur work­ers, said they were told by crews in New Jer­sey that they can’t do any work there since they’re not union employees.

The crews that are in Roanoke, Vir­ginia say they are just watch­ing and wait­ing even though they orig­i­nally received a call ask­ing for help from Sea­side Heights, New Jersey

Via the Dana show who notes this was also done dur­ing the Bliz­zard in NY a bit back and asks?

I thought Chris Christie was infa­mous for tak­ing on the unions? Some via Twit­ter have spec­u­lated that Gov. Christie may be unaware that this is hap­pen­ing. I’m will­ing to extend him the ben­e­fit of the doubt for then, but now after this story has blown up online there can be no igno­rance of the mat­ter. Peo­ple need help. Sandy didn’t hap­pen in August or early Sep­tem­ber like Kat­rina, Ike, and Irene. It’s Novem­ber now. Peo­ple are cold.

I get that he’s a mod­er­ate, but none of this should mat­ter right now: peo­ple need help. If Christie doesn’t indig­nantly react with the fire of a thou­sand burn­ing suns over this insan­ity, his rep­u­ta­tion as a fighter for the peo­ple will be at stake.

The right thing is usu­ally the smart thing, this should be reversed at ONCE and if any­one is plan­ning on run­ning against Christie in 2020, this is an ad pre-​made.

I won­der if the peo­ple still suf­fer­ing agree with this?

Update: Bre­it­bart

On Wednes­day, while vis­it­ing cleanup efforts in New Jer­sey in the com­pany of Gov. Chris Christie, Pres­i­dent Barack Obama vowed: “We are not going to tol­er­ate red tape, we are not going to tol­er­ate bureaucracy.”

Unless, of course, that red tape is enforced by Obama’s union cronies. Then stranded res­i­dents have to wait.

Via the Lonely Con­ser­v­a­tive video:

Here’s the video report. If this doesn’t tell you all you need to know about unions, I don’t know what else to say.

WAFF-​TV: News, Weather and Sports for Huntsville, AL

Update 2:
Michelle Malkin:

First, a com­ment from a Twitchy reader: “I’m from Jer­sey. I had to work with an IBEW crew for years in Hack­en­sack. (Sopra­nos Coun­try). Trust me, these guys can be filth. Not all of them, but many of them don’t give a *blank* about any­thing but them­selves and the union. Vio­lence is always an option. In Jer­sey its just a way of life. Sorry to the good peo­ple who wasted their time dri­ving north expect­ing union scum to appre­ci­ate the help.”

Sun­shine State Sarah:

A final thought: the news report I quoted at the begin­ning of this post says that the Alabama crews “received a call ask­ing for help from Sea­side Heights, New Jer­sey,” but that “they were told by crews in New Jer­sey that they can’t do any work there since they’re not union employees.”

This gives rise to sev­eral ques­tions: who exactly called these crews to invite them to come to New Jer­sey? Was it the local gov­ern­ment? And if it was union crews in New Jer­sey who told them they couldn’t work there, who gave the New Jer­sey crews that author­ity? Why didn’t the gov­ern­ment or who­ever made the ini­tial call to the Alabama crews step in and make sure they were put to work?

Those New Jer­sey crews had bet­ter hope none of their neigh­bors are wait­ing for util­ity repairs. They need to get their pri­or­i­ties straight. Worry about putting their neigh­bor­hoods put back together now, worry about the unions later.

The Right thing is usu­ally the smart thing. To my union friends…this is the WRONG thing.

Chris Christie made a big fuss about complementing President Obama for helping out in NJ and made a point to make everyone know it didn’t matter where the help came as long as the help came.

Apparently there are exceptions:

Nonunion Ala. crews turned away from Sandy recovery

You’ve got to be kidding me

Crews from Huntsville, as well as Decatur Utilities and Joe Wheeler out of Trinity headed up there this week, but Derrick Moore, one of the Decatur workers, said they were told by crews in New Jersey that they can’t do any work there since they’re not union employees.

The crews that are in Roanoke, Virginia say they are just watching and waiting even though they originally received a call asking for help from Seaside Heights, New Jersey

Via the Dana show who notes this was also done during the Blizzard in NY a bit back and asks?

I thought Chris Christie was infamous for taking on the unions? Some via Twitter have speculated that Gov. Christie may be unaware that this is happening. I’m willing to extend him the benefit of the doubt for then, but now after this story has blown up online there can be no ignorance of the matter. People need help. Sandy didn’t happen in August or early September like Katrina, Ike, and Irene. It’s November now. People are cold.

I get that he’s a moderate, but none of this should matter right now: people need help. If Christie doesn’t indignantly react with the fire of a thousand burning suns over this insanity, his reputation as a fighter for the people will be at stake.

The right thing is usually the smart thing, this should be reversed at ONCE and if anyone is planning on running against Christie in 2020, this is an ad pre-made.

I wonder if the people still suffering agree with this?

Update: Breitbart

On Wednesday, while visiting cleanup efforts in New Jersey in the company of Gov. Chris Christie, President Barack Obama vowed: “We are not going to tolerate red tape, we are not going to tolerate bureaucracy.”

Unless, of course, that red tape is enforced by Obama’s union cronies. Then stranded residents have to wait.

Via the Lonely Conservative video:

Here’s the video report. If this doesn’t tell you all you need to know about unions, I don’t know what else to say.

WAFF-TV: News, Weather and Sports for Huntsville, AL

Update 2:
Michelle Malkin:

First, a comment from a Twitchy reader: “I’m from Jersey. I had to work with an IBEW crew for years in Hackensack. (Sopranos Country). Trust me, these guys can be filth. Not all of them, but many of them don’t give a *blank* about anything but themselves and the union. Violence is always an option. In Jersey its just a way of life. Sorry to the good people who wasted their time driving north expecting union scum to appreciate the help.”

Sunshine State Sarah:

A final thought: the news report I quoted at the beginning of this post says that the Alabama crews “received a call asking for help from Seaside Heights, New Jersey,” but that “they were told by crews in New Jersey that they can’t do any work there since they’re not union employees.”

This gives rise to several questions: who exactly called these crews to invite them to come to New Jersey? Was it the local government? And if it was union crews in New Jersey who told them they couldn’t work there, who gave the New Jersey crews that authority? Why didn’t the government or whoever made the initial call to the Alabama crews step in and make sure they were put to work?

Those New Jersey crews had better hope none of their neighbors are waiting for utility repairs. They need to get their priorities straight. Worry about putting their neighborhoods put back together now, worry about the unions later.

The Right thing is usually the smart thing. To my union friends…this is the WRONG thing.

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