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National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) records show no union organizing underway throughout region

07.22.09

National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) records show no union organizing underway throughout region

BY PAUL TUCKER
THEUNIONNEWSSWB@AOL.COM

REGION, July 2nd- A review by the newspaper of petitions filed by labor unions requesting for the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Region Four in Philadelphia to conduct a representation election indicates no union in Luzerne or Lackawanna Counties is currently attempting to gain new members through organizing. The newspaper reviewed NLRB records filed during the past five weeks.

NLRB Region Four in Philadelphia office jurisdiction includes all counties of northeastern Pennsylvania including: Luzerne, Lackawanna, Wyoming and Susquehanna.

Under NLRB rules, before a labor organization can request the agency to conduct an election to determine if employees want to be represented by the union, at least 30 percent must sign authorization cards. The petition is investigated by the National Labor Relations Board and before an election is scheduled they determine which employees will be eligible to participate.

Before a labor organization can be recognized as the bargaining representative of a unit of employees, at least 50 percent plus one of the workers must vote in favor of the union.

As of July 3rd, the newspaper is not aware of any organizaing campaigns involving workers employed in Northeastern Pennsylvania.

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