It is no hidden fact that I hate unions with a dead level passion. At one time they had a purpose but honestly if you dislike your working conditions, quit and go work some place else. No one is holding a gun to your head to work there.
Well it seems that some union shops, in an effort to gain more members, are using the fallout and suffering from hurricane Sandy to intimidate others into either joining or no helping. You think I’m lying?
These guys drove up from Alabama to help and were greeted with a join our club or !@#$ off. But people are without power, power that many need to survive. In the end though their own neighbors don’t care. If the outside assistance doesn’t want to join their coercive club to funnel money to a political party the group offering help might disagree with the locals would rather their neighbors freeze and starve.
You know what, I’d drive my ass back home too. Screw ’em, if that’s the attitude you have towards helping in a time of an emergency I say let Darwin weed out a few more of you bastards. Maybe the people will find out exactly what you did and they’ll run you and your union out of town on a rail. I would like to point out I spend a lot of my own time and money volunteering to help, but by god I don’t need to be treated like that when I volunteer to help.
Now my coworker said they should just shoot the bastards who are telling help to turn around and leave over not being unionized. My only issue with that is that it shouldn’t be the people trying to help getting their hands dirty, it should be the people who’s suffering is being used for political leverage. Seriously, those who are without power need to be beating the hell out of these men who are prolonging the emergency unnecessarily.
Unsurprisingly you didn’t hear about any government officials telling the unions to STFU and do what’s necessary to get the job done. This isn’t the first time unions have used tragedy to further their position. My suggestion is if you live in New Jersey, start yelling at utility workers for refusing help. Even if it isn’t the same utility, put the pressure back on them for not keeping their brothers in check.