Skip to comments.Ohio Business Owner Shot For Being Non-Union, Police Investigating
Posted on 08/16/2011 6:52:44 PM PDT by Minus_The_Bear
With around 25 employees, John King owns one of the largest non-union electrical contracting businesses in the Toledo, Ohio area. As a non-union contractor, his business happens to be doing well at a time when unions in the construction industry are suffering. This, it seems, has made the usual animosity unions have for him even greater, making him a prime target of union thugs. So much so, that one of them tried to kill him last week at his home.
John King didnt plan on being an enemy of unions. In fact, he says all hes ever wanted to do is work at something he loves doing and be successful at itsomething that most normal Americans would call The American Dream.
After high school and some college, Mr. King briefly worked for an IBEW contractor before being drafted into the military. Following his service in the early 70s, King became his own boss by going into business as the youngest electrical contractor in Toledo.
Over the years, King Electrical Services had always been a small business. However, during the Great Recession, Kings business has actually improved as his union competitors have priced themselves out of work.
Unfortunately, being a non-union electrical company, King has always been on the radar of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW). In fact, in 2006, he won a significant case against the IBEW at the US Court of Appeals, after the union had improperly promised his electricians jobs on union sites if they voted the union into Kings company.
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Why so surprising? They were just acting out exactly what they are. Union neanderthal thugs.
Toledo unions are the nastiest, rudest, lowest morons that walked the earth. Toledo won’t crawl out of its hole until the unions are weakened and the voters wake up from their stupors.
Government, or nothing.
Seems to be a strange lack of news about this.
Goonions should all be out of work.
This needs to go viral.
Obama’s communist thugs have their marching orders.
Drudge says the NY Slimes is doing a page 1 article on this incident tomorrow. SARC
I’m already spreading it around.
Bump for non union
I think I’m pretty much finished doing business with union contractors.
For now on, any work on my home/car, whatever, is going to be an independent non-union/non illegal alien contractor.
“If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun,” Obama said at a Philadelphia fundraiser Friday night.
Toledo IBEW Local 245 President
Phil C. LaCourse
Assistant Business Manager
(419) 666-3350 ext.12
The prefix on that phone number seems appropriate, somehow.