UFCW Local 1776 Wins Another Victory Against Weis Markets

Nov 21, 2001, 00:00 ET from United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1776

    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
     "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
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SOURCE United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1776