There’s being a jerk, and then there’s being a swine. This is swinish.

Posted by: Phineas on August 1, 2013 at 5:13 pm

**Posted by Phineas

Picketing a child’s funeral? Does no one in the Teamsters have any sense of decency?

Don’t bother; I already know the answer:

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.

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.

They pull crap like this, and then they wonder why they have a reputation for being thugs and leg-breakers.


(Crossposted at Public Secrets)

RSS feed for comments on this post.


5 Responses to “There’s being a jerk, and then there’s being a swine. This is swinish.”


  1. Drew the Infidel says:

    Anyone who would stoop to such a low level in human behavior has to be lower than whale sh*t and that is the bottom of the ocean.

  2. foxmuldar says:

    I don’t condone violence but would love to see one of the mourners at a funeral pull out a gun and put a few of these insulting arrogant SOBs on their way to meeting their maker. I would have to believe they are all going to hell.

  3. The Squirrel says:

    They should be thoroughly ashamed of themselves. Bastards.