Wednesday, August 17, 2011

From Union Busters to Union Thugs

In 1933, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt granted workers the right to organize into unions in Section 7(a) of the National Recovery Act, and workers rushed to join unions. But everywhere the employers put up violent resistance. In 1934, when 400,000 East Coast textile workers went on strike to win union recognition, the bosses responded with a reign of terror, provoking one of the bitterest and bloodiest strikes in U.S. labor history.

Fast forward to today and we find Union thugs doing exactly what was done to them 80 years ago. Fox WTOL Reports:

John King was shot in the arm last week when he surprised a man trying to slash the tires on the truck at his Lambertville home. The word "scab" was also scrawled on the side.

And why is this important. Well it seems Mr. King owns the largest non-union electricians shop in the Toledo area. Something that has not set well with the local electrician's union for a number of years. From the Daily Caller:

He has a long history of being on the receiving end of union-related violence, and this case doesn't appear to be any different. Before shooting him, the gunman etched the word "SCAB" into the side of King's SUV.
Labor unions have attempted, unsuccessfully, to organize King's employees, and he has been subjected to one legal nightmare after another in the process.

The only thing that has changed in 80 years is who has the billy-clubs and who has the cracked heads.


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