From Detroit Free Press
BEDFORD, IND — State troopers in riot helmets kept watch over a picket line outside a Visteon Corp. plant in Bedford, Ind., after weekend confrontations between strikers and security guards reportedly left some union members with injuries.
The strike began early Sunday after members of the International Union of Electrical Workers-Communications Workers of America voted to reject a contract offer from the auto parts supplier.
Dearborn, Mich.-based Visteon announced in April that it plans to relocate part of its Bedford operations, eliminating as many as 600 of the plant’s 1,150 jobs.
Union members said as many as 12 strikers went to a hospital emergency room Sunday for injuries they suffered in confrontations with security guards at the plant about 25 miles south of Bloomington, Ind..
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