NJ State Senate Votes to Exclude Non-Union Workers from Hurricane Sandy Cleanup ...


NJ State Senate Votes to Exclude Non-Union Workers from Hurricane Sandy Cleanup Projects
by Tony Lee

15 Jan 2013

On Monday, the New Jersey state Senate, in a party-line vote, passed a bill that would exclude construction workers who are not a part of a union from doing work related to Hurricane Sandy cleanup and reconstruction in the state.

The bill will now heads to the New Jersey assembly. If it passes there, it goes to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s ® desk.

According to RedState, New Jersey state Senate President Steven Sweeney (D), who also happens to be an Ironworkers’ union organizer, drafted the bill that would “expand union-only Project Labor Agreements” to “included Hurricane Sandy cleanup and reconstruction.”

According to the bill, a “Project Labor Agreement” means “a form of pre-hire collective bargaining agreement covering terms and conditions of a specific project.”

Shrink the available labor pool and the costs and delays for getting people’s homes repaired/replaced increase. Genius! Not that Feds or local zoning (and permits?) people have been helpful either! Standard comment: Were this George W. Bush’s Administration this fiasco would have been headlines and lead stories in newspapers and radio/TV news continually since October! Partisan media hypocrites!


No wonder some people in NJ are still out of electricity. MORONS!

And you’re right about the headlines, Pete.
Lawzy, it gets old!


Wow, lets give our big gov’t lapdogs a kickback, eh?

Destroy free markets, starve out those not in the ‘union’, and live off the government’s fat. All in a days work as a local union member.


I almost hope Christie signs this. Not really, but it would show his true colors, of which most true conservatives know them to be.


He just slammed the NRA for using Obama’s kids as an example in their ad.
I think the guy is more BlueDog dem than Republican wouldn’t be surprised to see a party switch down the road as he has no prayer of the Prez as a Republican anymore.