Author’s note: The title doesn’t properly reflect who was arrested. It was an organizer, a business agent and seven members who were arrested.
Editor’s Note: 5/8/2017 Title corrected to more clearly reflect article content.
Reports are coming in that an organizer, a business agent and seven members from Steamfitters Local Union 420 were arrested at the Liberty Electric Power plant in Eddystone, Delaware County this morning. The power plant is a natural gas burning plant that is owned by Exelon. A picture of the arrests was sent to the Raging Chicken Press, and a member stated that the lawful picket line was conducted to save local jobs from out-of-state labor.
We will be following the story as things continue to develop.
Update: All 9 members from Steamfitters LU 420 were released later in the day. The out of state contractors hired for the job was M. Davis and Sons based out of Wilmington, Delaware.