HURST (CBSDFW.COM) – Employees at Bell Helicopter in Hurst have gone on strike. The United Auto Workers 218 union walked out on their jobs just after midnight on Friday, and started picketing outside of the company’s headquarters.
Workers cited unfair labor practices — including disagreements over healthcare, overtime and changes to the company’s pension plan — as the cause of their strike. “I love my job,” said worker Tami McLeod, “and there’s a lot of management, upper management, that don’t want to treat us fair. They’re being very unfair about it.”
The picketing took an unexpected turn shortly before 6:00 a.m. Friday morning, when one person was struck by a vehicle near the corner of Hurst Boulevard and Michael Boulevard, directly in front of the Bell Helicopter headquarters. CBS 11 News crews were on the scene when a pickup truck hit a pedestrian.
Police and firefighters responded to the incident. The driver of the truck was stopped by authorities, but there have been no further details released about that individual.
The victim was transported to a nearby hospital. His condition is not known, but he was able to walk into the ambulance on his own power.
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