"Tony," a Michigan union worker whose temper is quicker than his hands, has a serious online image problem. The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 876 member was captured on video Tuesday punching Fox News contributor Steven Crowder during a pro-union protest on Tuesday in Michigan’s capital on the day the state Legislature approved "right to work" legislation that unions oppose.
A business coordinator at a power company in western Georgia told The Daily Caller Friday afternoon that workers from his electric-utility employer were not permitted to help restore power to New York consumers because they would not join the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW). The revelation comes on the heels of similar stories TheDC has reported about power crews from Alabama and Florida who volunteered to fix downed power lines after Hurricane Sandy left millions in the Northeastern United States in the dark this week.
Union, Greed, Corruption
In a two-page Oct. 29 contract, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) local 1049 demanded union dues, pay hikes and benefit contributions from Florida electric utilities before its workers would be permitted to help reconnect power to Long Island communities.
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The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, cited in news reports for halting nonunion repair crews from helping to restore power in superstorm Sandy's New Jersey-New York path, is one of nation's top union donors to Democrats, a group President Obama last year praised in a visit to an IBEW training Center.
Crime, Union, Violence, Threats, Law, Vandalism
The jury found that IBEW acted outrageously and awarded $425,000 in punitive damages to AUC. IBEW's conduct in this case consisted of ongoing acts of intimidation, violence, destruction of property, and disregard for a court's temporary restraining order.
Crime, Union, Threats
“We are aware that you chose a different path in the Toledo area,” read the message, which expresses displeasure at the business’s unwillingness to acquiesce to union demands, “and this has possibly led to some problems for your company.” The email continues: “To be 100% clear, should you opt for the same business practices in the greater Cleveland area as you chose to use in the Toledo area, your problems will multiply exponentially.”