Suffolk Presiding Officer: Why Were Local Workers Not Hired to Aid in “Sandy” Clean-up

Wed, Nov 14, 2012


Suffolk County Legislature Presiding Officer William J. Lindsay, Deputy Presiding Officer Wayne Horsley, and representatives of the Long Island Brotherhood of Electrical Workers are looking for an explanation from National Grid and LIPA why more than 400 local unemployed electricians were not hired to aid in the Hurricane Sandy clean-up effort when thousands of workers were brought in from out of state.

The press event will be held at the William H. Rogers Legislature Building on 725 Veterans Memorial Highway in Smithtown, NY 11787 on Thursday at November 15, 3 p.m.

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The parties involved want to make sure that local workers are always given first preference for employment by National Grid and LIPA in storm clean-up efforts, providing substantial cost savings for LIPA rate-payers.

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