If ever there was a case for right to work legislation in a northern union demolished state, this story coming out of storm ravaged New Jersey today should do the trick.
Homes, businesses and lives were destroyed by tropical storm Sandy. Citizens are going muzzle to muzzle over a tank of gasoline, assaulting fellow citizens for a few dollars, dumpster diving for food, looting their neighbors and begging for help without fundamental needs.
Utility companies traveled from as far away as Alabama to jump in and help restore power to areas where state officials are predicting that it could take more than another week to restore power and stop the chaos. But some of those utility workers are sitting idle, not allowed to set foot on Jersey soil to restore power. Why?
Crews from Decatur Utilities out of Alabama 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.
Huh? Sea Side Heights, where the MTV show Jersey Shore is filmed, was essentially leveled by Sandy. The people of Sea Side Heights put out a call for help from wherever they could find help and workers answered that call, all the way from Alabama.
But when they arrived on the scene in Jersey, union laborers sent them packing, because they were nonunion workers from the south, leaving the people of Sea Side Heights waiting for help until union employees could get to them.
Never in my life have I heard anything so insane, so anti-American, so inhumane, or so offensive to every American. That people in need of emergency help could not receive that help over something as anti-American and petty as greedy self-centered union rules.
For decades, labor unions have destroyed American manufacturing, leaving federal and state governments the largest employer of union labor. Now those union workers are so hell-bent on protecting their unions and the democrats they fund, that they are blatantly willing to deny local citizens in need the emergency help they deserve and that some Americans (nonunion) are willing to offer, just to protect their greedy unions.
This is exactly why public sector unions should not exist at all, and why every state in America should be a right to work state, giving citizens the freedom to choose whether or not they want to belong to a union that gives 99% to democrats, or wait for emergency relief until union employees get off their scheduled break and show up on the job.
The fact is, there is no way to save America without eliminating public sector labor unions. For America so save itself, it must kill off public sector labor unions that hold American taxpayers hostage while providing an anti-American substandard level of service. They simply must go!
New Jersey Governor Christie should initiate a right to work bill today. Until politicians learn that labor unions, in particular public sector unions, are responsible for bankrupting cities, states and the nation through endless demands at odds with the best interests of the people and our governments, America will remain on the path to Iceland and Greece.
The people of New Jersey need to hold labor unions accountable for every minute they go without power, as power crews traveled from afar to restore power. It is Jersey labor union employees who turned those American workers away. Labor unions did the same thing in New York at ground zero when the World Trade Towers fell. This is totally unacceptable and unforgivable.
Americans cannot afford to be stupid or complacent any longer. It’s time to clean this mess up, not just on the Jersey Shore, but in every state. Enough is enough! No more public sector unions and every state must become a right to work state!
© 2012 JB Williams