New Jersey was devastated by Hurricane Sandy and millions are without power. Crews, including from the Puget Power, are on their way to help. But non-union crews are being turned away from New Jersey... see http://www.waff.com/story/19981857/some-nonunion-ala-crews-turned-away-from-sandy-recovery
This is effectively stating that the region is a closed shop, even in emergency aftermath situations.
How would you feel about your power being out days longer because a relief crew was a professional, full-time crew that had chosen not to unionize? Does this protect workers? Does it protect citizens?
--Tony McNamara, Kirkland