Wabtec files injunction against striking workers for, they say, employee safety

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An Erie County judge will hear a request for an injunction against striking Wabtec union workers this morning.

JET 24 has learned a hearing is scheduled for 11am at the Erie County Courthouse in front of Common Pleas Court Judge John Mead.  Wabtec filed the request for injunction which, according to the Erie Times News, seeks to restrict picketing outside Wabtec’s Lawrence Park plant.

A Wabtec spokesperson sharing with JET 24:

“We are disappointed with the actions of the union and are concerned for the safety and well-being of our employees working at the Erie site.  Activities by union members on the picket line have escalated to a dangerous level and have resulted in the need for increased security and legal intervention…  The Erie plant remains open for business and UE members are welcome to return to work at any time.  We urge the UE to discontinue the strike and return to the bargaining table.”   

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