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  • Look, just get back to us when you get your story straight...
  • If the first time you reported this story turned out to be completely fabricated, why should I believe you when you report this story again?
  • So the union backed off. Even they recognized that if there's shaking-down to be done, the state legislature gets to be first in line.
  • Everyone in Long Island is in the mafia.
  • I don't see where they're turning anyone away.
  • why should i believe anything from cocksucker carlson's online rag?
  • Well there it is... the IBEW went too far. And then they went back on it, figuring that the shoddy work done by the low-wage guys will have to be redone.

    I guess I'll vote "no" on unionization at my electrician shop, and then vote yes later.
  • man has a bowtie

    bowties cannot tell a lie
  • So wait...

    Charging shiatloads of money for food and fuel after a disaster is wrong because it's gouging.

    But keeping labor prices high thanks to government-legislated monopolies after the same disaster is okay?

    Fark union apologists. explain this.
  • BalugaJoe: Everyone in Long Island is in the mafia.


    Not true. There are also Bloods, Crips, Latin Kings, and Martha Stewart when she's in the Hamptons.
  • Are the people on this page saying unions don't actually do this? Methinks they have never had any exposure to unions...
  • I work in insurance talking with a lot of small time contractors. Don't generally deal with unions, but from the people I've dealt with I bet I can tell you how this happened, and it's not some bullshiat omg unions are evil thing. There's a lot of companies who chase the storms, and since they have the manpower, tools, and experience to deal with disaster relief, they get hired. Unfortunately, there's enough of them nowadays that a lot of the local guys are getting less or none of the recovery work, and it's creating a lot of bad blood. I wouldn't be at all surprised if an organized collection of local workers tried to force their 'share' of the work. It's a disaster, their home and neighborhood is farked, fixing it is within their job description, and the money instead of going to them and helping them get back on their feet is going out of state. I don't know which method is actually better for disaster recovery, I can personally understand local governments and associations giving the contracts to people who specialize in that sort of work, but for instance if you're a tree trimmer, ain't no one getting their hedges manicured right now and there is a whole lot of work clearing limbs and felling dead trees. Sucks to be benched while some out of towner is taking your lunch.
  • Farking unions...great and needed 100 years ago, now sort of like carriage makers, payphone operators, and film developers. The time may have passed
  • factoryconnection:
    Well there it is... the IBEW went too far. And then they went back on it,

    ...after they got caught.
  • Elections have consequenses. Reap what you sow NY'ers.
  • factoryconnection: Well there it is... the IBEW went too far. And then they went back on it, figuring that the shoddy work done by the low-wage guys will have to be redone.

    I guess I'll vote "no" on unionization at my electrician shop, and then vote yes later.


    Yeah its not like crews who get experience with large amounts of hurricane damage EVERY YEAR would have any experience relevant to Long Island's current troubles.
  • Oh, I'm quite afraid that the unions will look like scumbags when your friends arrive.

    / unions served a point once; when it became more about the union then the individual workers in the union; that is when, to me, they lost any good will they had gained.
  • RexTalionis: If the first time you reported this story turned out to be completely fabricated, why should I believe you when you report this story again?

  • LowbrowDeluxe: I work in insurance talking with a lot of small time contractors. Don't generally deal with unions, but from the people I've dealt with I bet I can tell you how this happened, and it's not some bullshiat omg unions are evil thing. There's a lot of companies who chase the storms, and since they have the manpower, tools, and experience to deal with disaster relief, they get hired. Unfortunately, there's enough of them nowadays that a lot of the local guys are getting less or none of the recovery work, and it's creating a lot of bad blood. I wouldn't be at all surprised if an organized collection of local workers tried to force their 'share' of the work. It's a disaster, their home and neighborhood is farked, fixing it is within their job description, and the money instead of going to them and helping them get back on their feet is going out of state. I don't know which method is actually better for disaster recovery, I can personally understand local governments and associations giving the contracts to people who specialize in that sort of work, but for instance if you're a tree trimmer, ain't no one getting their hedges manicured right now and there is a whole lot of work clearing limbs and felling dead trees. Sucks to be benched while some out of towner is taking your lunch.


    That and you just don't let every single work crew who decides to show up go to work on your electrical equipment... No matter how wide spread a disaster is, there's an upper limit on the number of crews they're going to want to be working at once just from a logistical and management position alone, much less questions over pay rates and qualifications.
  • I said it in the last thread when it turned out to be misinformation. The real problem for unions is everyone is willing to believe stories like this apparently true and factual one.

    Anyone who has had to deal with unions knows how irrational and corrupt they can be. The die has been cast, and ironically enough for that phrase, it was union work that destroyed their formerly glorious reputations.

    If unions want to regain their respect and clout they have decades of housecleaning and refocusing to do. Until then they're rarely more than obstructionists lining the pockets of their leadership at the expense of the union brother masses. Just like every other Communist organization.
  • super_grass: But keeping labor prices high thanks to government-legislated monopolies after the same disaster is okay?


    Are you insinuating that the linemen out there should take a pay cut to clean up this mess?
  • BalugaJoe: Everyone in Long Island is in the mafia.


    We prefer the term organized activity, thank you.

    And I got nothing here. I'm Long Island, I'm union, and I'm just farking disgusted by the idea. I don't know if it's true or not because I'm CSEA and not IBEW, but I can't begin to imagine anyone... yeah I really got nothing.

    Anyone turning anybody away needs to walk down my motherfarking block into ground zero of this shiatstorm and watch people throwing out their entire farking lives. See how fast your union dues matter then, dipshiat.
  • So if it doesn't work the first time, just refurbish it again and try again?
  • BooBoo23: super_grass: But keeping labor prices high thanks to government-legislated monopolies after the same disaster is okay?

    Are you insinuating that the linemen out there should take a pay cut to clean up this mess?


    he's saying he's against people making money because he's a communist.
  • angryjd: Are the people on this page saying unions don't actually do this? Methinks they have never had any exposure to unions...


    Or maybe your only idea of unions comes from wing-nut blogs? It's kind of a stupid claim considering that the workers are there temporarily and there is no chance of union workers being laid off due to lack of work. So, it's an implausible and stupid claim.
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