Union Goons Shoot Ohio Business Owner for Being Non-Union

This story is breaking just scant hours after a CWA local 1109 leader Chris Calabrese was caught telling striking Verizon worker’s it was “open season” on managers and that union protesters should “torture” their opponents.

John King is the owner of a small non-union electrical contracting business in Toledo, Ohio. He has been the frequent target of harassment and vandalism by union thugs for years but the attacks have escalated into outright attempted murder. He was shot on his own property by an intruder who he caught vandalizing his car late one night. From LaborUnionReport.com:

Until Wednesday, the worst of the union attacks on King and his business came in the mid-eighties during the UAW strike at AP Parts. During a lull during the lengthy strike, King’s business was picketed by more than 50 IBEW picketers. This was at a time when he only had eight or nine employees. One of his employees, whose car was trashed by the union picketers, was also beaten up by IBEW thugs.

Unfortunately, the vandalism has never stopped. This year alone, he’s had to report three incidents of damage to police. This doesn’t include the incidents of stalking he and his men have to go through while they’re working.

In one incident earlier this year, rocks were thrown through the front windows of his shop, one of which had the word “kill” written on it.

Last Wednesday, however, the attacks on Mr. King became much more serious when he was awakened late in the evening at his home in Monroe County, Michigan and saw that the motion lights in his driveway had come on. When he looked out his front window, he saw a figure near his SUV and went outside.

As soon as he got outside his front door, King yelled at the individual who was crouched down by King’s vehicle. As soon as King yelled, the suspect stood and, without hesitation, fired a shot at Mr. King.

Luckily for King, as he yelled, he also stumbled. If it weren’t for that, however, John King’s injuries might have been much, much worse. In fact, he might have been killed.

Upon scrambling back into his house, King got to his cell phone and called 911. However, due to the pain in his knees and shoulder from falling, King was unaware that he had been shot in the arm.

At first, King thought that his assailant was merely trying to break into his vehicle. Little did he know, however, that the perpetrator was targeting him–because of his non-union company.

Here’s a local news report on the attempted murder:

Clearly if you own a business or don’t want to join a union you should be preparing to defend yourself. I hear there’s a push by unions to start organizing here.


3 Responses to “Union Goons Shoot Ohio Business Owner for Being Non-Union”

  1. Loup on August 17th, 2011 1:12 pm

    seriously? WTF? I have never been a fan of unions… I have had in-laws that worked for GM and the union helped them through layoffs. but really? unions were started to help the regular guy not get abused by his employer in the ’30s. then the Mob got involved because they were already hitting people up for protection money. Unions just legitimized the Mob. Now they are just corruption run amuck. I believe they should be shut down, not by the Government, but by the people. Glad I live and work in the South.

  2. RailroadMan on August 18th, 2011 7:02 pm

    I’m glad that I live and work in Greenville, SC AND have a union.

  3. Rob Taylor on August 18th, 2011 7:10 pm

    Why? Planning on shooting someone?

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