PURE EVIL… Teamster Protesters Taunt Mourners at Funeral Home – Unleash German Shepard on Grieving Family …Update: Protester Identified
Obama supporters, no doubt.
A judge ordered to suspend Teamster picketing against 16 area funeral homes after receiving complaints by grieving families.
The protesters harassed mourners and unleashed a German Shepard on a family.
The Washington Free Beacon reported:
A judge ordered one of Chicago’s most politically powerful labor unions to suspend picketing against 16 funeral homes last week after receiving reports that striking Teamsters had, among other things, disturbed a child’s funeral.
SCI Illinois Services, Inc., one of the nation’s largest funeral home chains, asked a district court to intervene after striking funeral directors and drivers with Teamsters Local 727 allegedly harassed grieving families.
“We are grateful that the court agreed to issue this temporary restraining order, and we are hopeful that it will help protect grieving families who are experiencing the most difficult times of their lives,” Larry Michael, managing director for SCI Illinois Services, Inc., said in a release. “While we recognize and respect the Teamsters’ right to lawfully picket, we have been shocked and saddened by their attempts to make grieving families the target of the cruel and outrageous attacks.”
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.
Here’s more on the Teamster’s harassment:
Some incidents cited in the complaint include:
** During the service of a young child who had passed away from cancer, picketers laughed, smiled and joked as they created a disturbance within the immediate vicinity of the only public entrance to the funeral home. They were asked to move by a police officer who had been called – then moved back immediately in front of the building and its entrance after the officer left.
** While escorting a woman and her father who were attempting to plan her recently deceased mother’s funeral, an employee escorting them was taunted and called names, the three of them were taunted with a bullhorn and siren sound, and intimidated by an unleashed German Shepherd.
** Picketers used a bullhorn to shout profane and sexually explicit taunts while a woman and her four- and five-year-old sons attempted to make arrangements for her grandmother’s funeral causing the family to become visibly upset.
** A group of picketers temporarily blocked a grieving widow’s vehicle as she tried to exit the parking lot.
** Picketers repeatedly used the siren function on a bull horn, compressed air horns, car horns and car alarms to create loud disturbances during arrangements and services.
** Picketers threatened to blow up the house of a retired sheriff’s officer hired to work private security at the funeral home.
The Teamsters turned down a 9% wage increase offer by SCI and went on strike.
UPDATE: The union protester with the German Shepard has been identified.
His name is – John Belovich – and he’s a funeral director.