NLRB Drops Lockout Charge Against Employer

  • January 5, 2018

NLRB Drops Lockout Charge  

NLRB General Counsel Peter Robb dropped a board complaint against Honeywell filed by the UAW alleging a lockout was an unfair labor practice, canceling a trial scheduled to begin in Buffalo, N.Y., in May.

The complaint, initiated by Robb’s predecessor, an Obama appointee, alleged the multinational conglomerate violated federal labor law by locking out UAW workers for nine months in Indiana and New York after workers rejected a proposed contract. According to the union, Honeywell’s potential liability exceeded $20 million.

“We urge all workers to remember their brothers and sisters in South Bend and Green Island when they go to the polls,” UAW Vice President Jimmy Settles wrote in a statement. “This case shows why we must support candidates who will advance the interests of hard-working Americans and their families over big business.”

Source: POLITICO Pro