This story is a chilling reminder of the evil alliance of Democrats and unions.
When super-storm Sandy slammed into the northeast last October, it left destruction and dangerous debris in startling amounts. Homes were folded up and rolled down streets. Civil buildings and churches were flattened, and dangerous toxic materials covered the landscape. The enormity of the clean-up was such that local governments had to work fast and work cheap to clean up their streets. Since “fast and cheap” are not words associated with unions, the emergency demanded non-union labor as the only available and affordable course of action.
To honest Americans, this is simple common sense; but unions want what they want when they want it, your “common sense” be damned.
After the storm, Looks Great Services (LGS), a clean-up firm based on Long Island’s Nassau County, was awarded the contract to clean up the county’s streets and other public areas. Upon learning this, a union thug named Phil Capobianco, the vice president of local 138, started making demands that LGS hire his members. When demands didn’t work, he started to talk about the wife and children of a LGS worker in mock concern for their welfare.
Nevertheless, when Capobianco said “I would just hate for anything to happen,” and spoke in specific terms about the man’s home address, his wife’s name, and where she and his children were at that very moment, the worker decided to act. Refusing to be intimidated, he called the police and took measures to protect his family – remember, this is in America in the year 2012.
When the union gangster realized his threats were not working, he cried for help from the Democrats and their media. The Democrat County District Attorney obligingly opened an investigation into LGS after the local Democrat newspaper ran a phony story about the company unnecessarily removing trees to pad its bill.
The media piously reported that the owner of LGS donated over $16,000 to the successful campaign of the Republican County Executive without adding that LGS was approved for disaster clean-up work before the Republican won his seat. The truth doesn’t matter to the media when it is trying to destroy an enemy.