My first wife worked as the head of applicant testing in HR at the Des Moines plant during a strike in the 1990’s. Half a dozen union goons appeared on my back deck one night, took one look at me (6 ft, 325lbs) and my Winchester Model 50 and thought better of it. LOL From then on, the security company hired for the strike protected our house and escorted her to and from work.
I’ve been a supplier to Titan and observer of this plant since it was owned by Armstrong. The rubber unions in Des Moines have always been a fu*ked up bunch of morons. And, local management over the years has not been helpful.