@ bubbatie1. The story doesn't go quite like that. It's more like company falls behind, cuts worker's pay and benefits, workers can't survive on cut pay and benfits, so workers strike to recover losses. My personal feeling is the parent company was looking for an excuse to shut down that division without generating bad PR for not caring for the workers that would be affected, so they manipulated the workers into taking the fall for them by putting them between a rock and a hard place. If the company really wanted to keep going, unemployment is still high enough that it would have been easy to bring in scabs to replace the strikers (granted, it would have turned ugly but it has happened before).
Btw, I thought the caption for the second photo was, "You're going to take my temperature where?"