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COMMISSIONERS: County leaders hear Union unease

June 3, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Concerns from a local union on strike were heard by the Whitley County Commissioners Monday.

Joyce Lane, who represents United Auto Workers 249, said her group has felt unsafe lately as they have been on strike from Coupled Products, LLC for two years.

Lane was invited to the meeting by Commissioner Tom Rethlake. She said that one person swerved their vehicle toward a group of striking workers, and her union was also aware of a threat made against a person.
The issue was, according to Lane, a lack of reaction from the Whitley County Sheriff’s Department.

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