Rewards Offered for Leads in Union Violence Case

The Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter is offering a $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and the felony conviction of the person(s) responsible for damages at the Chestnut Hill Friends Meeting in Philadelphia.

According to police investigators, on Dec. 20, 2012, vandals entered the jobsite of a Quaker meetinghouse being built in Chestnut Hill, a community in a northern section of Philadelphia. The vandals cut anchor bolts and used torches on structural columns, as well as set the cab of a crane on fire. The vandalism resulted in $500,000 in damages.

The Chestnut Hill Friends Meeting was not using big labor contractors making it a target for the union militants who have a history of such vandalism in the area.

The $50,000 reward will go to the person that provides information leading to the arrest and felony conviction of any adult(s) who authorized, or engaged in the act of, the vandalism. If more than one person provides such information, the total reward will be divided among the informants as deemed appropriate by ABC.