Nlrb rulings

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  1. truckchick1

    truckchick1 Active Member

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    It will be interesting to see what OHFL will do since they lost most of the big points about the strike. How long will the appeal process take? The NLRB has been working on the investigation for a year and half. Lets see what the Judge has to say.
    Dear Brothers and Sisters:



    After making an unconditional offer to return to work on February 12, 2009, we immediately took steps to force Oak Harbor to stop violating your legal rights and to negotiate with the Union in good faith.



    On behalf of the negotiating committee, I would like to inform you that we have made significant progress toward ending Oak Harbor’s illegal conduct.



    After a long delay, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has decided to pursue charges against Oak Harbor for:

    1) illegally terminating pension, healthcare, and retiree healthcare contributions set forth in the expired contract,

    2) refusing to reinstate three strikers fired for supporting the Union,

    3) refusing to reinstate several members at the Portland Terminal not recalled after the strike,

    4) failing to back pay several Local 174 and 763 members whose reinstatements were wrongfully delayed,

    5) failing to return Portland terminal work wrongfully diverted to non-union locations, and

    6) declining to provide information requested by Local 763.

    A copy of the Complaint which the NLRB recently served on Oak Harbor is posted at Oak Harbor Report. This Complaint incorporates the charges discussed above. Absent a settlement with the company, the NLRB is preparing to take Oak Harbor before an Administrative Law Judge for refusing to remedy these violations.


    As part of the remedy the Board is seeking to force the company to:
    1) restore contributions to pension, healthcare and retiree healthcare funds retroactive to the day the strike ended and going forward as part of the normal status quo during negotiations,

    2) restore work performed by Portland Line Haul employees,

    3) make whole any affected employees who were not reinstated or who were laid off due to the company’s illegal conduct, and

    4) for the company to pay quarterly compound interest on any back pay or monetary remedies ordered in this case.


    Although this process has been time consuming, we are pleased with the result. We will continue to coordinate with the NRLB until we reach a satisfactory resolution that protects the rights of Oak Harbor Teamsters.

    We will continue to give you updates as things develop.

    To review the most recent complaint issued by the NRLB please visit Oak Harbor Report.

    Fraternally,
    J. Allen Hobart

    Vice President Western Region

    International Brotherhood of Teamsters
     
  2. majortrucker

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    this is old stuff and you will not get anywhere with it. Guess you can try and waste your time
     
  3. foster1662

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    [quote author=majortrucker link=topic=74993.msg800545#msg800545 date=1265754982]
    this is old stuff and you will not get anywhere with it. Guess you can try and waste your time
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    Let's wake this up, things are happening and judgement day is soon. :kicking:
     
  4. Shifterknob

    Shifterknob The Last Wordslinger

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    I believe that based upon the direction taken by the NLRB field investigators, that there is going to be a great deal OHFL has to answer to. The way OHFL handled the return to work, for instance, violated labor law nine ways to Tuesday, and they have been rather inconsistant in how they have interpreted the labor agreement ever since. Our management may feel they may pick and choose and only follow what they choose to follow from the contract, but the fact is, the ice they have been standing on is thin and getting thinner by the moment.

    I know that the usual VP arrogance is holding sway down at the Big Oak Leaf, but even they have to wake up smell reality at some point. Their history of abusive relations with their union employees is about to come back and bite them in their cellulite-pockmarked posteriors. They cannot deny that they have broken the law, and that they will have to pay up. The real question is... how will they handle it?

    Pay up and start treating their union employees with the respect they deserve? Or shut down and liquidate? Or something in-between? Time will tell... but the clock is tick-tock tick-tock ticking...
     
  5. truckchick1

    truckchick1 Active Member

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    Heard this goes to the Judge on July 6th and will take about 30 days to finish testimony. Sounds like OHFL management is ready to do a little negotiating. Wait to see what they come up with this time.
     

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