Rockaways and Long Island still no POWER weeks after Sandy!
There are many volunteers going in trying to help by handing out water bottles and a couple of cans. Hey!!! What people need is HEAT and most importantly SAFETY (There are bands of people roaming the areas to LOOT. No POWER = MORE LOOTING = MORE CRIME
Everyone including volunteers can help by putting more pressure on LIPA to fix the bloody power!
LIPA has done NOTHING so far. Except to turn away qualified electricians who have flown in from other states to help. WHY? Because they are not part of the UNION.
On Thursday evening WAFF-TV in Huntsville, Al reported that the devastated costal town of Seaside Heights, NJ turned away a crew from Decatur Utilities in Decatur, AL, saying they couldn't do any work there because they're not union employees.
A utility worker who wants to remain anonymous said, "as it turns out there was a 300 page contract that the union controlling the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) wanted everyone to sign first. We don't have time for that. We've got guys ready to go. You need lawyers for this."
Jersey Central Power & Light spokesman Ron Morano told Cablevision's News 12 today that his company has accepted help from all crews. "We have not turned away any help," he said. "Absolutely not."