Thuggery: Ohio union intimidates “scabs” by distributing personal information
posted at 3:02 pm on March 8, 2013 by Guy Benson
Behold, the appalling tactics of an Ohio teachers union. They’re threatening people for The Children, you must understand:
The teachers strike is now in its fourth day and the ramifications of it are being felt outside of Strongsville. “I got a letter about four in the afternoon Wednesday,” said Dan Dubecky, of Parma. Dubecky was surprised to see a pink letter in his door. “It starts off by saying, ‘Do you know a scab lives in your neighborhood?’ It gives the gentleman’s name, his address, his telephone number, personal information. And then it says, ‘Why is he a scab?’ And it talks about him crossing the picket line in Strongsville,” said Dubecky. Right now, nearly 400 teachers and school employees are on strike. “When I walked down my street, it looks like everybody has one,” said Dubecky of the flyers.
Here’s what was plastered throughout the neighborhoods of substitute teachers who committed the grave infraction of crossing picket lines to…teach kids (via Third Base Politics):
Nice house you have there, scab… Can you imagine how union bosses would behave if prospective members were denied access to a secret ballot? I can. This, of course, is the desired outcome of our president and his loathsome Big Labor allies. Parting thought: How quickly would Card Check legislation get a vote in a newly Democrat-held House in 2015? The midterms matter.
UPDATE – I’m told on Twitter that the local union is claiming it has nothing to do with this action, which they’re blaming on a “concerned parent.” Sure. According to the local Fox affiliate, the Strongsville Education Association says they are “not aware” of the scab flier, but they hasten to point out that teachers’ cars are getting egged. Right, because these are the typical behavioral patterns of average taxpayers, not high-minded Leftists.