Tag: NLRB

Statement of UAW Vice President Cindy Estrada, Director of the UAW Organizing Department on NLRB Tesla Decision

DETROIT – In a sweeping decision issued today, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) found Tesla to have violated the law and ordered it to cease interfering with workers seeking to organize a union at its Fremont, California plant. The NLRB found that Tesla illegally terminated a union supporter, disciplined another union supporter for engaging in protected activity, and interrogated others for speaking out about workplace injuries. The company was ordered to stop interfering in employees’ rights to communicate with fellow employees about their campaign to form a union with the UAW and must rescind several illegal policies meant to ... Read more

UAW Statement on the Firing of the General Counsel and Assistant General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board

“The principal existence for the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is to protect workers in the workplace against infringement on their rights to have a voice in the workplace. Both the former General Counsel and Assistant General Counsel, who refused to resign and were fired this past week, came from legal backgrounds with firms that were notorious for union busting and placing obstacles in the path of women and men seeking a voice in the workplace. This anti-worker, pro-management background was evident in the way department rules were engaged to the detriment of workers in the workplace. President Biden was ... Read more

Statement of Rory L. Gamble on the Nomination of Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh as Labor Secretary

DETROIT – “Today’s selection of Boston Mayor Marty Walsh puts a labor member, long-time administrator and friend of working families in a very important but often underappreciated agency. There is much work to be done to re-establish the rightful role of the Labor Department from a period of ideological attack on working families and labor workplace protections. For the last four years, the labor protection mechanisms at the Labor Department and the appointees of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) have been dominated by anti-worker ideologues. The nomination of Marty Walsh is a strong step toward restoring the integrity and ... Read more

Statement on behalf of Chattanooga Volkswagen workers

Volkswagen Workers: We’ve Waited Long Enough! Let us Vote! In an unprecedented move caused by Volkswagen’s legal games, the NLRB this morning issued a split decision and dismissed Chattanooga workers petition for a vote, but allowed it to be refiled. This decision allows Chattanooga workers to quickly file another petition but creates yet another delay in the process. Volkswagen has continued to use legal games to aggressively deny its workers the right to vote for years. It’s ridiculous and shows how broken the rights of workers are under our labor laws. But we will be on the NLRB’s doorstep immediately ... Read more

Statement on Behalf of Chattanooga Volkswagen Workers

Let Chattanooga workers vote. After insisting for the last four years that they would only agree to a vote of all production and maintenance workers, Volkswagen has now blocked just such a vote. VW’s manipulation of the NLRB process to halt a vote of its workers is a travesty. Free, democratic elections are a cornerstone of American life, whether it’s the PTA or President of the United States. After all these years, why in the world is it okay to deny Chattanooga workers their vote of yes or no? Volkswagen’s actions in this matter are the definition of duplicity. In ... Read more

NLRB finds merit to charges filed against Tesla, issues complaint and sets trial date for June 11

Complaint supports workers’ charges that Tesla’s harassment, intimidation and biased terminations violated their rights Oakland, CA – The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has handed down a complaint against Tesla, finding merit to a series of charges that were filed against the company over the past several months. Charges range from terminating employees in retaliation for engaging in union and/or protected activities to unlawful interrogations of union supporters and more. A full copy of the complaint is attached here. In part, the complaint reads: “By the conduct described above in paragraphs 7 and 8(b) through 8(e), Respondent has been interfering with, ... Read more

Statement of the UAW on NLRB General Counsel’s Decision to Withdraw Complaint Against Honeywell

NLRB General Counsel, Newly-Appointed by President Trump, Denies Workers Their Day in Court (Detroit) — Late yesterday, at the direction of newly-appointed National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) General Counsel Peter Robb, the agency withdrew the complaint and cancelled the trial. On July 7, 2017, the NLRB issued a complaint against Honeywell alleging that its ten-month lockout of workers in South Bend, IN and Green Island NY violated federal labor law.  Honeywell locked out over 350 UAW workers after they refused to agree to Honeywell’s proposal that the Company be allowed to unilaterally change, among other things, the terms of their ... Read more

Huge Boost to Graduate Worker Movement as NLRB Certifies Columbia Union

For Immediate Release:  Monday, Dec. 18, 2017 Board rejects Columbia objections to December 2016 union vote and certifies GWC-UAW; workers call on administration to fulfill legal obligation to bargain with largest-ever graduate workers union at a private university WASHINGTON, DC—The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has upheld an overwhelming December 2016 vote in favor of unionization and certified Graduate Workers of Columbia-UAW (GWC-UAW) as the union for 3,000 research and teaching assistants who work at the Ivy League school.  GWC-UAW leaders immediately requested that the administration fulfil its legal obligation to start good-faith negotiations for a contract, which would cover ... Read more

NLRB Rules That Harvard Prevented a Free and Fair Union Election

Decision denies Harvard’s appeal to national board, clearing the path for a new fair election Cambridge, MA – This morning, the National Labor Relations Board in Washington, D.C., denied Harvard’s challenge to the NLRB Regional Director’s decision, which ordered a new, fair election after it was confirmed  that Harvard had left over 500 people off the list of eligible voters for the union election that was held last November. A copy of the order is attached. “This is another great victory for graduate workers in the UAW and a shot in the arm to this growing movement,” said UAW Region ... Read more

2,000 UAW Members Rally to Support Fuyao Workers

Two thousand UAW members, Dayton-area residents, family members and supporters from throughout Ohio and Indiana turned out today to show support for Fuyao Glass Plant workers who on Oct. 16 filed a request with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) for a representation election at the Ohio plant. On Tuesday, the NLRB set the election for Nov. 8-9 at the plant.