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Teamsters Local 401 files petition requesting election in Wilkes-Barre

01.18.11

JANUARY 2011 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre/Hazleton edition of The Union News

Teamsters Local 401 files petition requesting election in Wilkes-Barre

BY PAUL TUCKER
THEUNIONNEWSSWB@AOL.COM

REGION, January 6th- The International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) Union Local 401, South Washington Street in Wilkes-Barre, filed a petition with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Region Four office in Philadelphia requesting the agency conduct an election to determine if the employees of a Luzerne County employer want to be represented by the union.

According to the petition, which was filed with the NLRB on January 5th, 2010, employees of Garda Cash Logistics, Stewart Road in Wilkes-Barre, is requesting for the agency to conduct a election to determine if a majority of them want Local 401 to represent them for the purpose of collective bargaining.

“We have already received notice that the NLRB got the petition,” stated James Murphy, President and Business Representative of Local 401. Mr. Murphy filed the petition on behalf of Local 401 and is an participating member of the Union’s organizing committee.

According to the petition, which was reviewed by the newspaper, there are presently 38 employees in the unit of workers seeking the election.

Under NLRB rules, a labor organization must receive 50 percent plus one of the voting employees during an agency election to become their bargaining representative.

Mr. Murphy stated approximately 75 percent of the unit of employees signed authorization cards requesting the NLRB conduct an election.

The company provides amored car services and security transportation.

The Teamsters requested on the petition that all full-time and regular part-time nonmanagement employees participate in the election.

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