Here is a copy of the indictment of twelve Operating Engineers Local 17 union officials we first discussed last week.

The 62-page indictment details a brutal and sustained campaign by union officials to terrorize employees and employers, in an effort attack employers whose workers haven’t chosen unionization, and to force employees into forced-union dues paying ranks. Included in the indictment is a 33 page list of 75 individual acts of thuggery that includes:

  • A stabbing
  • A broken windshield that cut an employee’s face
  • Hundreds of thousands of dollars in vandalized construction equipment
  • Threats against nonunion workers
  • Running the license plates of nonunion employees
  • Slashed tires
  • Threats against going to the police
  • Locking employees in and out of their workplace
  • Throwing coffee at employees and their vehicles
  • Sabotaging construction equipment
  • The use of "star nails" to flatten employees’ tires
  • Death threats

Posted on Apr 15, 2008 in Blog