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Shame on TID line workers
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To the editor:

Shame, shame on the IBEW union line workers who all mysteriously “disappeared” during the recent TID power failure. That nasty old “flu bug” always seems to hit union members when the public is most vulnerable, but that’s the idea, isn’t it?

That “virus” even hit Modesto and Merced irrigation workers, even a crew all the way from Visalia. Powerful bug, that.

The union didn’t give a rat’s behind about TID customers losing freezers full of food, or having no water or power when temperatures were nudging 100 degrees. But again, that’s the point: make the TID customers suffer so they’ll file claims against the district. Make the managers and board squirm.

The IBEW played with innocent people’s lives. They’re just lucky elderly or sick people didn’t die. Next time they may not be so lucky.

— Carol Benson