Monday, September 24, 2012

Wisconsin Piggly Wiggly Supermarkets Settle Numerous Cases with NLRB

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has announced settlements in numerous cases involving six stores part of Sheboygan, Wisconsin-based Piggly Wiggly supermarkets.  From the press release on the settlements, which included signing collective bargaining agreements with the union representing its employees, reinstating discharged workers, providing about 500 employees a total of more than $570,000 in backpay, and keeping open a store that had been slated for closure: 

The settlements signed by Piggly Wiggly Midwest, LLC, based in Sheboygan, resolve cases involving six stores that began in 2009 and were in various stages of litigation. As a result, the parties agreed to seek dismissal of a case pending in the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, and Piggly Wiggly agreed to drop its opposition to the enforcement of a Board order in another case.  A third set of cases scheduled for trial were resolved by a formal agreement that requires approval by the Board in Washington.  A fourth set of cases still under investigation were withdrawn.
The employees, represented by UFCW Local 1473, agreed to accept a reduced amount in bargaining-related backpay to facilitate the employer’s agreement to keep the Sheboygan store open.
 Congrats to the NLRB Region 30 office based in Milwaukee on this resolve of multiple cases years in the works.

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