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Non-Union Business Owner Shot, 'SCAB' Carved Into Car

Posted By Lachlan Markay On August 17, 2011 @ 2:15 pm In Scribe | Comments Disabled

A business owner in Southeastern Michigan was shot last week after confronting a man carving “SCAB” into his car. John King, the shooting victim, owns King Electrical Services, the largest non-union electrical contractor in the area.

Last Wednesday, King reportedly awoke at night to find someone in his driveway vandalizing his car. When King stepped outside, the man shot him in the arm and fled.

King has been forced to endure other incidents of harassment by labor unions, the Daily Caller’s Matthew Boyle reports [1]:

Labor unions have attempted, unsuccessfully, to organize King’s employees, and he has been subjected to one legal nightmare after another in the process.

“Since he’s been in business, in addition to the legal battles and verbal abuse, King’s company has been vandalized and threatened on numerous occasions,” LaborUnionReport.com reports [2]. “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.”


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[1] reports: http://dailycaller.com/2011/08/17/union-organizer-suspected-of-shooting-non-union-ohio-employer/

[2] LaborUnionReport.com reports: http://www.laborunionreport.com/portal/2011/08/developing-ohio-business-owner-shot-for-being-non-union-police-investigating/

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