Wednesday, July 25, 2012

NLRB Settles Case Against Baked-Goods Manufacturer for More Than $58,000 for Multiple Labor Law Violations

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has announced a settlement with Texas Baked-goods manufacturer Sterling Foods, LLC for more than $58,000 in back pay and interest to six employees who were discharged in the fall of 2011 following a union organizing campaign. Three of the employees have also accepted offers of reinstatement to their previous jobs.  The allegations against this employer are incredibly numerous and outrageous: 

The United Food and Commercial Workers Local Union No. 455 filed charges alleging the employer engaged in multiple unfair labor practices during and after the union’s attempt to organize about 500 employees at the San Antonio, Texas facility. An election petition was not filed.
Following an investigation by regional staff, NLRB Regional Director Martha Kinard issued a complaint alleging that, in response to the union’s campaign, Sterling Foods unlawfully discharged six employees, threatened to terminate other employees, solicited an employee to report on union activities, offered an employee a financial benefit if he reported the union activities of employees, engaged in surveillance of employee union activities, called the police on employees and union organizers engaged in union activity, prohibited employees from accepting union literature and directed employees to throw away union literature.
It's conduct like this employer's that has sparked numerous changes in educating employees on labor laws and their rights under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA).  The matter settled just before the scheduled July 19, 2012 hearing.

No comments:

Post a Comment