A police report was filed with Shawnee Township police on the 17th for a truck that was spray painted with the word "scab" on the side. It was one of two incidents involving Husky employees that crossed the picket line.
"On Elmview Drive, we were sent there in reference to a truck being spray painted in white paint with the work scab on it and upon arriving they also discovered roofing nails on the driveway. And then Muirfield Place we were dispatched for drywall screws that had been placed on the driveway of that address." said Shawnee Township Police Chief Mike Keith.
Husky has now called off contract talks with United Steel Workers local 624. In a statement from Husky spokesperson, Mel Duvall, "the talks scheduled with the union for Tuesday have been postponed while an investigation is conducted into the acts of vandalism on the weekend. We are disappointed such actions would be taken against employees and their families. These are acts of crime and attack on the community's values."
There is also a message on a hotline describing the incident and instructions for employees on how to report these acts. part of the message says "the company is also implementing additional security measures. ...what they call deplorable criminal acts and intimidation acts towards employees and their families very seriously."
According to local 624 president, Mike Edelbrock, that the union does not know anything about the incident and those on the picket lines found out as the employee came into work. Edelbrock said, "We know for a fact that none of those incidents happened on the picket line. The only thing we know is a truck that drove through the line that had the word scab painted on the passenger side. One of our picketers saw that, but that's been it."
Edelbrock did go on to say that they don't want to see this happen and believes it is someone acting out of frustration. He added that much of this has been fueled by the letters from Husky to the employees.