Lillian Nixon, an Air Force veteran residing in Iowa, is bringing suit against her former employer, Fisher Controls International LLC after a long campaign of harassment and abuses by union agents forced her out of her job as a Final Inspector at the Marshalltown Fisher plant. Her petition was filed in Iowa District Court with free legal aid from National Right to Work Foundation staff attorneys.
In February 2015, Lillian Nixon exercised her rights under Iowa’s Right to Work law and federal law to resign from United Auto Workers Local 893 which is the monopoly bargaining agent at that location. Instead of respecting her decision, union thugs responded with a campaign to retaliate against Nixon and intimidate any other workers who might have been considering exercising their rights. The petition filed with the court, which seeks damages due to the negligence of Fisher and its representatives, details an ugly campaign targeting Nixon.
Over 15 months Nixon was subjected to regular criminal harassment and intimidation by both fellow employees as well as unidentified individuals with access to Fisher property. These incidents varied from trashing her work area to the placement of defaming literature on company bulletin boards, to repeatedly defacing property with stickers using the slur “Scab”. In one incident Nixon was the victim of physical battery and at another time her car was vandalized when her tire was slashed.
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