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Ohio Business Owner Terrorized, Shot For Being Non-Union – Blaze.com

08/17/2011

We’ve all heard the stories of shakedowns and bullying that occurs to many non-unionized workers and private business owners. However, the thuggery might have gone beyond the pale recently when one Ohio business owner was repeatedly harassed, then shot and almost killed, for allegedly being non-union.

John King reportedly owns one of Toledo’s largest non-union electrical contracting businesses. With 25 employees and an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau, King’s business reportedly often thrives while other unionized electrical contracting businesses fail due to their higher rates.

King’s success is what is leading many to believe he became a prime target for union thugs. But King holds no animus towards the union, stating that he only ever wanted to do what he loved to do. Labor Union Report writes that after some college, did a stint with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers before being drafted into the military. Following his service, however, King went solo and became the youngest independent electrical contractor in the Toledo area.

Read More at TheBlaze.com.

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