Green Room

Union Uses Pinkertons to Manhandle Union Employees Blocking Union Headquarters to Prevent Union Managers from Crossing Union Picket Line (Got All That?)

posted at 7:19 pm on September 1, 2010 by

Professional employees of the Ohio Education Association went on strike today.

“We are disappointed we could not complete negotiations before the PSU contract expired. OEA is ready to meet at any time to resolve our remaining issues,” said OEA President Patricia Frost-Brooks in a statement.

OEA was able to reach a tentative agreement with the union representing support staff, but it won’t help OEA immediately, since the support staff will honor the professional staff’s picket line.

This is the first OEA staff strike since 1997.

UPDATE: Grab your popcorn. “At Least 1 Picketer Arrested Outside OEA Building.” For background on these types of staff job actions, you’ll want to read this.

UPDATE #2: The Buckeye Institute has video of the picket line. Looks more like a sit-down to me.

UPDATE #3: Even if you finished your popcorn, you’ll need a box of Jujubes for these photos of the street theater going on in front of OEA headquarters.

Recently in the Green Room:

Blowback

Trackbacks/Pings

Trackback URL

Comments

There’s history behind that rhetoric [“union thugs”]. That’s how bosses and politicians in decades past justified the terrorizing of workers, the murdering of organizers.

– AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka

So how do (union) bosses today justify the terrorizing of workers?

malclave on September 1, 2010 at 7:32 PM

So how do (union) bosses today justify the terrorizing of workers?

malclave on September 1, 2010 at 7:32 PM

Either go along, or suffer the consequences! How soon, before this hits everyone, Union, or not???

capejasmine on September 1, 2010 at 7:38 PM

Do Pinkertons still have handlebar mustaches and ride horses?

Mark1971 on September 1, 2010 at 8:25 PM

Bah humbug!! I’m just plain sick of teachers and other unionized public employees always grabbing more . When do they pick up their share of the pain? They’ve always got their greedy hands out.

jeanie on September 2, 2010 at 9:12 AM

What happened to the robber barons after the unions defeated them?

They all got jobs as union presidents.

sabbahillel on September 2, 2010 at 9:56 AM

For the curious:
http://www.pgs-usa.com/
The Pinkertons are now a division of Securitas AB.

I find this bit of Pinkerton trivia immensely interesting:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pinkerton_National_Detective_Agency

At its height, the Pinkerton National Detective Agency employed more agents than there were members of the standing army of the United States of America

strictnein on September 2, 2010 at 11:37 AM

Union leaders sympathize with the working class so that they don’t have to be part of the working class.

DAT60A3 on September 2, 2010 at 1:11 PM


HotAir — Politics, Culture, Media, 2017, Breaking News from a conservative viewpoint
Top Pick

Will they stay or will they go?

Top Pick

I can’t imagine what I was thinking when I said that

Rocking the boat majorly

Big government never contracts. It only grows more powerful

It’s only a “ban” until it becomes inconvenient

The decline and fall of Obamacare and the AHCA

Jazz Shaw Jun 24, 2017 8:31 AM

This was all over before it began

Fixing crime in America is a complicated issue

Taylor Millard Jun 23, 2017 8:31 PM

Cops alone won’t solve it.

Victim’s father was President Maduro’s supervisor back when he was a bus driver.

Democrats forgot all about the “era of good feelings”

“Bernie and Jane Sanders have lawyered up.”

“the Judiciary Committee is examining the circumstances surrounding the removal of James Comey.”

Winning isn’t everything. It is the only thing

Trump signs VA reform bill into law

John Sexton Jun 23, 2017 2:41 PM

“What happened was a national disgrace, and yet some of the employees involved in these scandals remained on the payrolls.”

A new era of something.

“…died suddenly in less than a week just after his return to the U.S.”

The shortsightedness of “Denounce and Preserve”

Taylor Millard Jun 23, 2017 12:11 PM

Pragmatism for the sake of pragmatism doesn’t always work.

Perhaps if you threw in a new car?

Gay marriages still growing, but not as fast

Andrew Malcolm Jun 23, 2017 10:31 AM

More, but not as quickly.

Should’ve stuck with the pirate gig. It was working for him

The battle for the rubble of Raqqa is underway

Andrew Malcolm Jun 23, 2017 8:51 AM

Won’t be much left.

Your list of demands is a publicity stunt

“what happened that day was emblematic of a deeply troubling trend among progressives…”

“The jobs are still leaving. Nothing has stopped.”

Bad vendor. Bad! No cookie!

“The Corps is just starting to grapple with the issues the court has identified.”

“So you want me to sing my praises, is that what you’re saying?”

Why would we possibly want that?

“I mean he sold our country to The Russians.”

I could think of someone else you might want to ask about…

“You can ask a hundred people what hate speech is and you get a thousand different answers”

Trump: I never made any recordings of Comey

Allahpundit Jun 22, 2017 2:01 PM

Bluff.

Hackers stole private data from election databases

John Sexton Jun 22, 2017 1:21 PM

“90,000 records stolen by Russian state actors contained drivers license numbers”

Failure to protect the city

Big man on the Middle Eastern campus