Seaside Heights, NJ was hit extremely hard by hurricane Sandy and has power out all over town. Local crews are not able to keep up with the rebuilding efforts so some out of town help would be greatly appreciated, at least that’s what you would think.
According to WAFF.com, someone from Seaside Heights had made a call for help to some Alabama electrical workers. Eager to help, the workers packed up all their equipment and headed north to lend a hand, but just as they arrived to town, they were told that their services would not be needed because they were non-union. What? Here we have a town devastated by a hurricane, people out of power and homes destroyed, and they can’t help because they are not union? If this isn’t politics run amuck, I don’t know what is.
Some crews simply left the battered shores of New Jersey and returned home while others found a warm welcome from folks on Long Island.
It’s hard to believe that this kind of political nonsense can take place during a time when all hands on deck are needed to get people’s lives back in order. At least some of the crews were welcomed by people who were very grateful to have their help.