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A judge ordered the Chicago Teamsters to stop picketing the 16 funeral homes on strike in the area.
Striking funeral directors and drivers with Teamsters Local 727 have been harassing mourners according to reports. They even disturbed a child’s funeral with laughter.
The managing director of the funeral homes expressed his gratitude to the judge.
…The company testified in its filing that union members blocked grieving family members from leaving its parking lot, used bullhorns to shout obscenities at workers and mourners, and unleashed a German Shepard on a dead woman’s daughter and husband.
The funeral home was eventually forced to call the police when picketers allegedly disrupted a child’s funeral with laughter. The officer asked the Teamsters to leave, but protesters returned when he drove away.
“We will be here for the visitation; we will be here for your funeral,” Teamster driver Lester Plewa allegedly shouted into a bullhorn as a funeral director met with a dying man planning his arrangements with family members…
The Teamsters rejected a 9% raise over two years because they are greedy and they don’t care who they hurt to get what they want.
To win election in 2008, Obama brokered a deal with the Teamsters to end federal oversight of the ruthless union.