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Protesters, non-union workers clash at racino site

3:38 PM, Mar 23, 2013   |    comments
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NORTHFIELD -- Police say they will increase their presence outside a racino construction site after a clash between union protesters and non-union workers building the facility. 

Northfield police Chief Mark Wentz says picketing began this week outside the Hard Rock Rocksino Norhtfield Park site. The Akron Beacon Journal reports that Wentz says no charges were filed and there were no serious injuries. 

The chief says there was some damage to a pickup truck, some tools were taken and someone ran over a protester's foot after about 40 protesters crowded around the entrance drive as nonunion employees came to work.

The newspaper reports that union protesters are upset that nonunion labor is being used to build the gambling and entertainment complex.


The Associated Press

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