Union thugs attack construction workers with bats at Toys R Us
posted at 6:09 pm on June 29, 2010 by Cassy Fiano
There’s a reason we call them union thugs. There’s a reason unions have such a bad name. Here’s a prime example: union workers were protesting at the construction site of what will be a Toys R Us. Two construction trucks had their windows blown out, and two people were beaten with baseball bats.
Officers responded at 7:10 a.m. Wednesday to the King of Prussia Plaza area of Mall Boulevard for reports that union protestors were blocking the entranceway to the new Toys R Us building site. While en route, an assault was reported in the mall parking lot.
Upon arrival, police found two construction trucks with their rear windows completely shattered, and one victim bleeding from the head. The victims said they were blocked by numerous union protesters from entering the construction site, and so they drove to the mall area to await police assistance.
A short time later, a black sedan pulled up and several men exited with baseball bats, ran up to the two trucks and repeatedly slammed the bats into the windows. As the workers exited the trucks, at least two were then physically assaulted with the baseball bats, and one victim had to be hospitalized. Another victim was able to use his cell phone to photograph the assailants and their vehicle.
Police said the construction site is being protested by Local 401 of the Iron Workers Union.
The victims are not union members, and, shockingly enough, this isn’t the first incident involving the union protestors. And even more shocking — the union is denying any knowledge of who the assaulters are. But, hmm, let’s think: the union protestors were blocking the entrance into the construction site. The non-union workers had called the police and were basically trying to escape from the union thugs, only to have to be attacked. I’m sure it’s just a coincidence. And, as pointed out by Big Government, violence from union thugs is nothing new. In fact, it’s quite common.
These men were doing nothing more than trying to earn a living. But because they had the audacity to not be members of the union, they were beaten with baseball bats. One was sent to the hospital. And in a time when we have unemployment at a 30 year high, we’ve also got union thugs assaulting people… for working.
And don’t forget, Obama is all for unions. As Van Helsing says, if Obama gets his way we’ll have lots more of these thugs running around.
By now we all know that Comrade Obama is in very tight with the unions — so tight that he discarded the rule of law to favor the UAW at the expense of secured creditors when he seized control of Chrysler. If he is able to ram Card Check through Congress, unions will have an opportunity to use coercive tactics to take over most every workplace in America. What kind of country will this be if that happens?
We’re seeing right now what kind of country this will be if that happens. SEIU thugs terrifying the son of a Bank of America executive at his home. Union goons assaulting construction workers at a Toys R Us. Welcome to your hope-n-change, folks.