Fri Jun 8, 2012, 07:30 PM
Omaha Steve (35,808 posts)
Federal judge orders reinstatement of supermarket cashier in New Mexico
A federal judge has ordered an Albertsons grocery store in Albuquerque, New Mexico to reinstate a longtime cashier who was suspended and then fired after talking with union organizers and recommending unionization to fellow employees.
Judge James A. Parker of the U.S. District Court for New Mexico granted the National Labor Relations Board’s request for a temporary injunction, which also prohibits store managers from threatening employees or putting them under surveillance for union activity.
Before she was fired, the cashier met with organizers from the United Food and Commercial Workers Union, Local 1564 and distributed union cards to coworkers. The cashier and the union filed charges with the NLRB resident office in Albuquerque. The NLRB investigated and issued complaint alleging numerous unfair labor practices. After a hearing, Administrative Law Judge William Schmidt issued a decision that found the suspension and firing and certain other actions by store managers were unlawful.
The injunction seeks to restore the rights of all employees to engage in union activities while the case continues through the NLRB process.
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June 08, 2012
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Fri Jun 8, 2012, 09:27 PM
freshwest (31,252 posts)
2. Great! Tell the corporations they don't own our freedom of speech or our right to associate with who
We choose and cannot deny us our right to organize ourselves just like a company charters itself to look after its interests.
We are more than cogs in their machine, we are human beings with a right to speak and act in our own best interests.