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Mon April 23, 2012
Judge grants injunction against striking Moyno workers
Springfield - A Clark County judge has issued a preliminary injunction against striking Union Workers from the Moyno Incorporated Company in Springfield. The workers have been on the picket line since March 8th.
Common Pleas judge Douglas Rastater handed down the injunction recently which states that members of the United Auto Workers Local 902 and their associates cannot trespass or damage Moyno property. The injunction also prohibits workers from drinking alcohol while on the picket line or harassing people that are leaving or entering the Moyno facility.
The UAW Local 902 represents nearly 130 workers at the Moyno plant. Shortly after the strike began, the company attempted to bring in temporary workers to keep production going. Striking union workers blocked the company's entrance and refused to allow the replacement to cross the line.
Judge Rastater's ruling says that there were also incidents of striking workers placing tire puncturing devices on the company's property.
WB: UAW 902 President Bill Crites says striking workers have been engaged in peaceful picketing and the court ruling is consistent with how the UAW wants workers to conduct themselves while demonstrating.
Crites says the strike started after Moyno asked workers to accept a $7 an hour pay cut and agree to hire health care costs.
As of now, no date has been set for talks to resume.