UNICCO Service Company Announces Resolution of Labor Dispute at University of Miami
MIAMI, May 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, May 1, 2006, UNICCO Service Company and the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 11 entered into a Settlement Agreement in connection with the ongoing labor dispute at the University of Miami. Under the terms of the Settlement Agreement, the parties agreed to conduct an impartial process to verify the majority of employees' interest in collective bargaining representation by the SEIU. This verification process will be conducted by a neutral third party, the American Arbitration Association (AAA) and completed no later than August 1, 2006. Both parties have agreed that a majority will be recognized with at least 60% workforce voting to authorize representation by the SEIU. The SEIU and UNICCO also agreed to a code of conduct and behavior, which will govern the verification process. As part of the Settlement Agreement, striking employees will return to work on May 3, 2006 and unfair labor practice charges filed by both parties will be immediately withdrawn from the National Labor Relations Board. "We are pleased that UNICCO and Andrew Stern, President of the SEIU, were able to reach an agreement and resolve this dispute in a way that is fair and equitable to all parties," stated Steven C. Kletjian, Chairman and CEO, UNICCO Service Company, "The Settlement Agreement satisfies our most significant concern -- that the rights of our employees are preserved, and they have access to a democratic process that allows them to freely express their opinion regarding union representation." Contact: Cristin Brown 617-443-9933 x335 (617) 905-2163 email@example.com
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