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Omaha Steve Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 06:16 PM
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Federal judge orders employer to reinstate three Memphis warehouse workers
Source: NLRB

A federal judge this week ordered Ozburn-Hessey Logistics, LLC, (OHL) to reinstate three warehouse workers who were fired during a union organizing campaign, and to stop other behavior that interfered with their employees rights, pending the final resolution of a case before the National Labor Relations Board.

Judge Samuel H. Mays, Jr. of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee issued the temporary injunction on April 5 at the request of the NLRB, stating that it is necessary to return the parties to the status quo to protect the NLRBs remedial powers.

The Agencys Acting General Counsel has alleged multiple violations of labor law by the company in relation to an organizing campaign by the United Steelworkers Union started in the spring of 2009. An election was ultimately held in March 2010, which the union lost 180 to 119. After an investigation of charges filed by the union, the regional office issued complaints alleging multiple labor law violations.

Two NLRB administrative law judges agreed, and found violations sufficient to overturn the election results. OHL has appealed those decisions to the full Board in Washington. The order issued this week will remain in effect until a final determination is made.

Under the federal order, OHLs officers and agents are ordered to desist from interrogating employees about their union activities, threatening them with a loss of benefits if the union were to win an election, confiscating pro-union literature from break rooms, warning, and suspending or discharging employees because of their union activities. The company was also ordered, among other things, to offer reinstatement to three employees who were fired during the organizing campaign, and to allow a fourth employee to resume working overtime.

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Proletariatprincess Donating Member (527 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 06:36 PM
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1. If only congress has passed the Union Card Check legislation....
this kind of thing would never happen. Obama and the Dems let us down, but I am glad to see this decision.
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