UFCW Local 1776 Wins Another Victory Against Weis Markets
WILKES-BARRE, Pa., Nov. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The United Food & Commercial Workers Union Local 1776 received a decision from the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit regarding unfair labor charges filed against Weis Markets. The Court of Appeals up held most of the issues for yet another victory for UFCW Local 1776. Weis Markets had appealed a National Labor Relations Board decision against the company in June, 1998 stemming from charges heard by an Administrative Law Judge after an investigation of charges filed by the UFCW in 1995. The NLRB Regional Office found merit in the union charges of law-breaking activity by Weis Management during a union organizing campaign. "After six years of seeking justice, we're pleased to achieve yet another victory in our ongoing mission to simply give basic rights to Weis workers that other American workers have already: to organize a union at their workplace," stated Wendell W. Young, III, President of Local 1776. The Union and the National Labor Relations Board were successful in fighting to uphold ten of fourteen charges appealed by Weis to the Court of Appeals. "Despite Weis Markets spending thousands upon thousands of dollars to make an example of this fired union supporter, this award gains this worker his job back and all lost wages and benefits plus interest. This award also finds Weis management guilty of other unlawful anti-union acts including threatening to close stores if the workers unionize," Young continued. "When Weis broke the law to stop the union organizing drive, this union pledged to fight to make Weis Markets accountable. We're proud that the finest judicial system in the world is compelling Weis to follow the law of this great country," concluded Young. Last week, Weis corporate management signed and posted the attached notice in its Scranton, Plains and Tunkhannock Mr. Z's/Weis Stores. By law, this notice must remain posted for sixty (60) days. Additional questions, contact Michele Kessler at 570-824-7272 or 1-800-635-6994. MAKE YOUR OPINION COUNT - Click Here http://tbutton.prnewswire.com/prn/11690X54666617
SOURCE United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1776
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