Warner Todd Huston
Union thuggery: more criminality in Verizon strike
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By Warner Todd Huston
August 14, 2011

In Pennsylvania union thuggery, violations of the law, and criminality is abundant in the strike by the Communications Workers of America against Verizon. It's expected that unionistas don't respect businesses, of course, but not to respect the safety of children? That's beyond the pale.

Sadly, theft, property destruction, and otherwise breaking the law is no hurdle union thugs won't jump. In fact, it is threats of and use of violence and thuggery that unions have always relied on to extort money from the business community. The situation in Pennsylvania is no exception to the illicit rule of unionism.

Yes, law breaking prevails. These Penn. union members, for instance, are breaking the law by preventing other workers from entering their place of work. It is illegal to do this according to the National Labor Relations Act.

As the Pittsburg Post-Gazette reports:

    An Allegheny County judge today signed an order prohibiting striking Verizon workers from blocking the entrance to any company offices or job sites.

    The order, signed by Judge Michael E. McCarthy, specifies that the unionized workers with the Communications Workers of America, AFL-CIO, are enjoined from "picketing, other than peacefully, and by no more than six pickets spaced, at any entrance to any Verizon facilities . . . or at any worksite of any Verizon employee or contractor performing company work."

    In addition, the order prohibits the strikers from "interfering with business, by threatening, obstructing, intimidating or harassing" customers or other employees.

As to the safety of children? Even fatherhood seems to come second to unionism.

A union creep dangerously placed his own daughter in front of a Verizon truck in New Jersey.



There are a lot of other illegal intimidation tactics being perpetrated by these union cretins in this strike.

This is what they do.

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