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The Obama administration has ordered Cooper Tires to re-hire and give back pay to a union member fired for screaming racist slurs at non-union black co-workers, declaring that racist intimidation is a legitimate union protest activity.

The National Labor Relations Board ruled in favor of Anthony Runion, whom Cooper fired in 2012 for threats and racist slurs he directed at temporary workers if they were black.

If it weren’t for the fact his paycheck funds Democrat campaigns, Runion would have been fired for yelling at black people.

> “I smell fried chicken and watermelon.”

> “Hey, did you bring enough KFC for everyone?”

> “Go back to Africa.”

> “Hope you get your f*cking arm tore off, b*tch.”

> ““f*cking monkey scabs”

> “f*cking n*gger scabs”

Runion’s slurs were caught on video.  He also had a young child with him as he threatened black employees.

Runion was fired because the company has a policy barring racist harassment of co-workers.

Runion appealed his firing.  An independent arbitrator agreed upon by both Runion and the company ruled in favor of the company.  The arbitrator noted that Runion would have been fired for the comments no matter where on the job site he said them, but in this case his actions were especially dangerous.

“In the context of the picket line, where there was a genuine possibility of violence, his comments were even more serious,” the arbitrator noted.

But since Runion was a union member, and the black workers he hoped to scare into not showing up for work were not union members, the Obama administration ruled his KKK-style activities were “legitimate union business.”

Firing union members who threaten black employees would cut into union dues, which is the single largest source of funding for Democrat campaigns.

The black workers were lucky to escape with their lives.  Had Runion assassinated them, even on the orders of his union president, his union could not be held accountable.

The Supreme Court ruled in 1973 that union bosses cannot be prosecuted or even questioned by law enforcement if union members kill people during union protests.  The Court ruled that threats and violence are legitimate organizing tools, but only for unions.