Teamsters at a striking Anheuser-Busch facility in Riverside, California are using intimidation to prevent workers from going to work.        

The company has filed a lawsuit alleging that “. . . the Teamsters, Chauffers, Warehousemen, Industrial and Allied Workers of America Local 166, along with 100 unnamed defendants, has gathered in such large numbers that employees, contractors and others having business with Anheuser-Busch are afraid of being hurt or injured.”

Vehicles have been obstructed, the lawsuit says, and verbal threats have been made to belittle, ridicule or insult individuals attempting to cross the picket line at 1400 Marlborough Ave.  The lawsuit also claims the union conspired against the company to prevent employees, supervisors and contractors from reporting to work.”

The Teamster’s response:  ‘Strikes aren’t pretty.’”  

Neither is intimidation and threats.