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Teamsters Union Local 773 member files complaint against Bethlehem employer

08.28.10

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

Teamsters Union Local 773 member files complaint against Bethlehem employer

BY PAUL TUCKER
THEUNIONNEWSABE@AOL.COM

LEHIGH VALLEY, August 20th- Nelson Morales of Allentown filed a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Region Four in Philadelphia alleging his employer violated the National Labor Relations Act (NLRAct) by suspending him.

According to the Unfair Labor Practice (ULP) charge filed by Mr. Morales on his own behalf on August 16th and reviewed by the newspaper, he alleges his employer, Americold Logistics, Brodhead Road in Bethlehem, violated Section 8 (a) and subsections 8 (a)(3) of the NLRAct.

Americold Logistics operates a food products warehouse at the Bethlehem site.

The International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) Union Local 773 represents approximately 150 employees of Americold Logistics and filed multiple complaints against the employer in 2009. Mr. Morales is a member of the IBT.

Several stories were exclusively published in the newspaper indicating at least four labor complaints were filed against the employer during 2009.

The ULP’s and Mr. Morales complaint were discovered by the newspaper during the monthly review of complaints and petitions filed at the NLRB Region Four office. The Union News newspaper is the only member of the local media that reviews and publishes the information.

According to the ULP, the employer suspended and discharged him on July 30th, 2010 in retailiation for his union activity on behalf of IBT Local 773.

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