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Examples of Union Threats, Violence, and Intimidation

#1 Union Supporter Issues Death Threat to GOP Lawmakers in Wisconsin

March 10, 2011 |

“Yesterday, 15 Republican state senators received a chilling, death threat-laden email from a union supporter. The Daily Caller has reprinted that email. Here’s the text:

Please put your things in order because you will be killed and your families will also be killed due to your actions in the last 8 weeks.

Please explain to them that this is because if we get rid of you and your families, then it will save the rights of 300,000 people, and also be able to close the deficit that you have created. I hope you have a good time in hell. Read below for more information on possible scenarios in which you will die…

We have also built several bombs that we have placed in various locations around the areas in which we know that you frequent. This includes: your house, your car, the state capitol, and well, I won’t tell you all of them because that’s just no fun…

Please make your peace with God as soon as possible and say goodbye to your loved ones. [W]e will not wait any longer. YOU WILL DIE!!!!

This is scary stuff and must be taken seriously, especially given the history of violence, coercion and intimidation in the American labor movement …” Read more

#2 State Worker Bloodied by SEIU for Exposing Corruption
November 2009 |

“A state worker is recovering after a bloody brawl at a union hall. He says members of the local SEIU 1000 beat him up and sent him to the hospital all because he wanted to expose alleged corruption within the union …” Read more

#3 Union-Controlled NLRB Approves Union Thuggery in Union Elections
March 13, 2011 |

“Unbelievably, on [March 11], the union-controlled NLRB ruled that threats of physical violence by pro-union supporters is not coercive.

“On August 22, 2008 the NLRB conducted an election where, by a vote of 14 to 12, the red-shirted Communications Workers of America (CWA) won the vote. Following the election, the employer filed objections, requesting the NLRB to overturn the election based upon alleged threats of physical violence made by pro-union supporters to their co-workers:

Specifically, the objections cite a statement  by prounion employee Anthony Hodges to employee Matthew Abel that Hodges could 'whip [employee Dennis Sheil’s] a*s' or sabotage his work; an anonymous telephone threat to employee Lou Mays that the caller would 'get even” with him if he “backstab[bed] us'; and statements by prounion employee Chris Verbal to a group of three or four employees that Verbal would 'b*tch slap' two other employees (who were not present at the time) or 'whip their f—in’ ass' if they 'cost us the election,' and that he would 'whip [supervisor] Eddie’s ass' if the Union lost.

According to the union-controlled NLRB, the above threats were approved because…well…they just weren’t bad enough…” Read more

#4 Busloads of SEIU Protesters Intimidate BoA Attorney’s Family
May 19, 2010 |

“Last Sunday, on a peaceful, sun-crisp afternoon, our toddler finally napping upstairs, my front yard exploded with 500 screaming, placard-waving strangers on a mission to intimidate my neighbor, Greg Baer. Baer is deputy general counsel for corporate law at Bank of America (BAC, Fortune 500), a senior executive based in Washington, D.C. And that — in the minds of the organizers at the politically influential Service Employees International Union and a Chicago outfit called National Political Action — makes his family fair game …” Read more.

Have you experienced or witnessed threats, violence, and intimidation being carried out by unions leaders against workers, employers, or possibly yourself? If so, send us a confidential and anonymous email detailing these instances of unions operating outside the law.