‘Organizers’ Can’t Be Prosecuted for Terrorist Threats, Stalking, Harassment
Union goons have a license to run wild in Pennsylvania according to a recent National Review article by Alec Torres:
Sarina Rose is commonly followed home. As she approaches work, she is taunted by protesters. Her children, eight and ten years old, have been photographed at their bus stop and followed at weekend sporting events. One time, a man cursed at her in public, formed a gun with his hands, pointed it at her, and said, “Bang, bang, bang.”
But Rose can’t take any legal action against her harassers, who are union members displeased by her company’s use of non-union labor.
When Rose did file suit against Edward Sweeney, the long-time ironworker official who had been harassing her for months, Sweeney cited the labor exemptions and was found not guilty. Municipal Judge Charles Hayden reportedly chastised both parties for “wasting my time.”
Rose lives in Pennsylvania and is an executive at Post Bros., a construction company building apartments in Philadelphia. Under normal circumstances, she could file a lawsuit against her aggressors for stalking and harassment. Unfortunately for her, there is an exemption in Pennsylvania law that protects union members from being prosecuted for stalking, harassment, or even threatening to use a weapon of mass destruction.
“We think the law works,” Pennsylvania AFL-CIO president Rick Bloomingdale.
State representative Ron Miller is hoping to repeal the little know exemptions in the law with HB 1154, but the unions are fighting back.