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Utility crews who drove it from Alabama to donate their time and equipment to help rebuild new Jose -- -- underway.
That -- -- we're told they cannot help because they would not join a union.
Well joining us now is -- -- he's the general manager of dictator.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- All of the crews that drove up when they old song the way or just some of them.
All of our crews -- that we've sent to that area we have now returned to Decatur.
I didn't want clarify.
Our crews percent player.
And ended up in the Virginia area in a staging area they never actually got to the New Jersey town that we were a -- headed to -- -- to support.
We were presented with documents from IBEW that require our folks to.
Affiliate with the unions and it's something that we could not agree to and is -- -- our understanding it still earliest that that was a requirement -- working and that there.
OK so you all guys they drove from Alabama to Virginia which is a long long -- that's over 24 hours I'm not mistaken.
And they get to Virginia.
An international brotherhood electrical walker is the union.
Presented you'll guys from Alabama with papers and set -- assigned these all go home you don't walk.
It was it like that.
It was it was not in person we were dealing with those documents here dealing with -- officials directly from Alabama.
We ultimately -- -- that we could not agree to those documents in.
And books began looking for other areas that could use our systems that have helped us condition.
They all set off back to Alabama or have they continued north to New Jersey to see affecting you do pay in health care what what's -- status where all the.
Most of our crews have been stalled in Virginia that the entire day Thursday trying to work through the we're trying to work through these issues.
So we made the decision late Thursday evening to return -- -- so they're on their way home today.
Should be arriving back in our our -- play this sector name.
I find that incredible missed -- Hodding I do want to tell you on behalf of all of people in the northeast and southern Virginia.
We thank you very much indeed for the efforts even though it was stunned we thank you for the -- this is precisely the kind of thing.
Held on the ground on the ground floor that we in the northeast really want to depreciate.
Thanks for your help so we do appreciate it thank you yes sir killing.