We heard an unbelievable story on Fox and Friends this morning about a Pennsylvania businesswoman who says she has been repeatedly harassed by union workers. And because of a little-known state law from the 1930s, nothing can be done about the menacing tactics.
The dispute between Sarina Rose and local Philadelphia union members started when her employer, Post Bros., hired some non-union workers to build apartments. The company refused to hire an all-union labor force for the job, and the resulting dispute led to daily protests at the site by union workers.
Rose says non-union workers were routinely harassed on their way to and from work and their vehicles were damaged as the behavior became more and more violent.
“In a couple of incidents, guys were chased with crowbars. Some were actually hit,” she explained to Steve Doocy this morning. But prosecutors are handcuffed by a clause in state law that protects parties in labor disputes from charges of stalking, harassment, and terroristic threats.
Rose said that many lawmakers she has spoken to about the exemption are “perplexed” about it.
According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, charges were filed after an incident between Rose and a union leader named Edward Sweeney, but the judge had to find Sweeney not guilty based on the law. Ten members of the ironworkers union, including Sweeney, are now facing federal charges.
(Editor’s Note: The terroristic union tactics also included hundreds of protestors obstructing access to the worksite, welded nail balls disabling vehicles, a worker being crushed against a fence and a wall, and the harassment of Sarina Rose’s children)
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