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Teamsters Union Local 773 files labor complaint against local bus company

12.20.09

JANUARY 2010, Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton edition of The Union News

Teamsters Union Local 773 files labor complaint against local bus company

BY PAUL TUCKER
THEUNIONNEWSABE@AOL.COM

REGION, December 4th- The International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) Union Local 773, Hamilton Street in Allentown, filed a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Region Four office in Philadelphia alleging a Lehigh Valley employer violated the National Labor Relations Act (NLRAct).

According to the Unfair Labor Practice (ULP) charge, First Student Transportation, Route 100 in Macungie Borough, violated Section 8 (a), subsections (1) and (5) of the NLRAct.

The Union alleges the employer through its agents, has failed and refused to bargain in good faith with the Union, which represents of all bus drivers, bus aides, sub drivers, mechanics and washers.

“The Employer unilaterally and without notice to or bargaining with the Union ceased the payment of wheelchair premiums and longevity bonuses when due and suspended payment of the referral bonus,” states the ULP.

The complaint states there are approximately 150 workers at the employers Macungie facility.

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