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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 didn’t plan on being an enemy of unions. In fact, he says all he’s ever wanted to do is work at something he loves doing and be successful at it—something 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, King’s 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 King’s company.

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To: Doctor 2Brains

I couldn’t agree more.

Unions are criminal organizations for the propose of extortion and thief. By all rights they should be in jail.

But your also right in a free country they could exist if there was a true monopoly and an no willing workforce.

After all an employee can’t fire an employee unless that employer can find someone else willing & able to do the same job under the same terms.

41 posted on 08/16/2011 8:22:57 PM PDT by Monorprise
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To: madison10

It’s hard to believe that Ohio and Michigan actually fought over Toledo. I always like to joke that Ohio lost and got stuck with Toledo.

42 posted on 08/16/2011 8:28:40 PM PDT by conservativebuckeye
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To: Brilliant; TribalPrincess2U; PGalt; Our man in washington; Texas Songwriter; Freemarkets101; LS; ...

“They Bring a Knife…We Bring a Gun”
Obama to His Followers:
“Get in Their Faces!”

Obama on ACORN Mobs:
“I don’t want to quell anger. I think people are right to be angry! I’m angry!”

Obama to His Mercenary Army:
“Hit Back Twice As Hard”

Obama on the private sector:
“We talk to these folks… so I know whose ass to kick.“

Obama to voters:
Republican victory would mean “hand to hand combat”

Obama to lib supporters:
“It’s time to Fight for it.”

Obama to Latino supporters:
“Punish your enemies.”

Obama to democrats:
“I’m itching for a fight.”
Capuano (Violent Democrats for Obama):
“Once in a while you have got
to get out on the streets
and get a little bloody.”

-kudos to Diogenesis

— posted at by by TribalPrincess2U

43 posted on 08/16/2011 9:06:11 PM PDT by FreeKeys (Colt has a new gun, "The Union Thug." It doesn't work; it gives you trouble, and you can't fire it.)
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To: FreeKeys
Jim Malone, political consultant:

“Do you know what a blood oath is, Mr. President?...Good, because you just took one.”

44 posted on 08/16/2011 9:10:55 PM PDT by RichInOC (Palin 2012: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: SkyDancer

The unions of communists.

45 posted on 08/16/2011 9:22:23 PM PDT by lephantom
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To: Minus_The_Bear

Obama’s fault.

46 posted on 08/16/2011 9:22:23 PM PDT by newzjunkey
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To: DBrow

Yes, here:

47 posted on 08/16/2011 9:23:30 PM PDT by FreeKeys (Labor union: a form of extortion-specializing organized crime with legal immunity & political cover)
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To: Minus_The_Bear

Thi si show unions operate. It’s just normal.

48 posted on 08/16/2011 9:24:47 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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49 posted on 08/16/2011 9:44:15 PM PDT by devolve (If superb graphics offend you/HLS scroll down - If too large simply carefully back away from your PC)
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To: Monorprise
After all an employee can’t fire an employee unless that employer can find someone else willing & able to do the same job under the same terms.

On the other hand, an employee won't stay in the union for long if this disqualifies him from all jobs. It may be my right to wear a KKK robe and go to interviews (I don't really know if it is legal or not) but it would be mighty stupid and won't land me any jobs.

If I am the business owner and my policy is not to hire union goons I simply will hire contractors or outsource the job to someone who does it right. The golden rule is in effect ("He who has gold sets the rules.")

The "same terms" is not a required condition. Often same terms are no longer available. Can you buy a gallon of milk for 10 cents? I guess that was the price 100 years ago. But those "same terms" are long gone. Every new day brings new problems. If the local labor becomes too expensive you look for other labor. Giving in is not an option for a small business because too much is personally invested. A large company, full of managers who personally don't care one way or another, can collectively sell its soul to the Devil, as long as it is "convenient" at the moment.

Then why should we be surprised if thousands of business managers escaped the union-ridden, red-tape-entangled, drowning in taxes USA altogether? There are plenty of countries in the world where you can open up a shop and not be looked at as an enemy of the people; where every worker has a right and responsibility to sell (or not to sell) his labor at the personally negotiated rate, and enter and leave this contract as mutually agreed.

50 posted on 08/16/2011 9:59:20 PM PDT by Greysard
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To: Minus_The_Bear

The begining of the end for the unions.

51 posted on 08/16/2011 10:08:49 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Minus_The_Bear

When I was 19, I was in the IBEW for about 3 months. Being in Texas, it wasn’t vicious, but the union definitely left a bad taste in my mouth.

Later, my dad told me about how, when he was a child living in Penn, the union at the plant my grandfather managed shot up their house during a contract dispute. Fortunately they weren’t home that evening. To make matters worse, my grandfather was just an operations manager and had no say in the on-going negotiations.

Needless to say, I’m not a big fan of Big Labor.

52 posted on 08/16/2011 10:49:43 PM PDT by Zeppelin (Keep on FReepin' on...)
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To: magslinger

Hey, do you think Neaderthals would be so stupid as to be in a union?

53 posted on 08/16/2011 11:11:47 PM PDT by BenKenobi (Honkeys for Herman!)
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To: EBH; ADemocratNoMore; Akron Al; arbee4bush; agrace; ATOMIC_PUNK; Badeye; Bikers4Bush; ...

Pinging the OHIO list..

54 posted on 08/17/2011 12:56:28 AM PDT by Las Vegas Dave
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To: Pontiac

for later

55 posted on 08/17/2011 1:42:47 AM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: Minus_The_Bear
What's any local Freeper’s opinion on the police? Are they unionized and will they really help try and catch the shooter or will they cover for their union brothers?
56 posted on 08/17/2011 2:34:58 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: metesky

Union thug ping.

57 posted on 08/17/2011 3:28:21 AM PDT by Madame Dufarge
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To: Minus_The_Bear

Union thugs were protesting construction at the local mall Saturday...they had on red shirts with their local printed on I drove yelled ‘honk if you support us’...I yelled out... “Red Shirts....what an appropriate color”

58 posted on 08/17/2011 3:41:18 AM PDT by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: Brilliant

A Sneak Attack By Militant Labor (WI Dem tells GOP rep. “you’re F’n dead”)

Typical Americans, including the blue-collar brand, aren’t fans of threats and violence coming from government union mobs. In Wisconsin, it’s Democratic state Rep. Gordon Hintz telling GOP Rep. Michelle Litjens, “You are [expletive] dead” after she voted for Gov. Scott Walker’s budget.

Here in Massachusetts, it’s Gov. Deval Patrick’s director of the Department of Labor: “Make no mistake about it,” George Noel said Saturday, “we are at war!”

And if the tax-getters are at war, who are they at war with? Tax-payers, obviously.

59 posted on 08/17/2011 5:43:20 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (My mind is like a steel trap: rusty and illegal in 37 states.)
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To: FreeKeys; TribalPrincess2U; Diogenesis; All

Thanks very much for the post (#43)/ping/link. Thanks TP2U. HOORAY Diogenesis! OUTSTANDING!

60 posted on 08/17/2011 5:44:43 AM PDT by PGalt
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