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Carpenters Union files labor complaint against employer

12.29.11

DECEMBER 2011, Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton edition of The Union News

Carpenters Union files labor complaint against employer

BY PAUL TUCKER
THEUNIONNEWSABE@AOL.COM

REGION, November 20th- The Metropolitan Regional Council of Carpenters, Southeastern Pennsylvania, State of Delaware and Eastern Shore of Maryland Union, filed a labor complaint with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Region Four office in Philadelphia, alleging a Lehigh County employer violated the National Labor Relations Act (NLRAct).

Local 600 in Bethlehem represents Carpenters Union members throughout the Lehigh Valley. Local 600 is affiliated with the Metropolitan Regional Council of Carpenters, Southeastern Pennsylvania, State of Delaware and Eastern Shore of Maryland.

The newspaper discovered the labor complaint while reviewing the information and petitions filed at the National Labor Relations Board. The Union News is the only member of the local media that reviews and publishes the information.

According to the ULP, which was reviewed by The Union News, the union alleges Bottom Dollar, 3237 Hamilton Street in Allentown, violated Section 7 and Section 8 (a) and subsections (1) of the National Labor Relations Act.

“On or about August 8th, 2011, by its officers, agents and representatives, interfered with lawful handbilling and bannering activities by the MRC by causing South Whitehall Township Police to arrive on the scene and remove the MRC from the location where said activities were occurring even though it was not owner of the property.

By the above and other acts, the above-named employer has interfered with, restrained, and coerced employees in the exercise of the rights guaranteed in Section 7 of the Act,” states the ULP.

The complaint was filed on behalf of the Carpenters Union by Philadelphia Attorney Stephen Holroyd of the lawfirm of Jennings Sigmond.

The Employer Representative named on the ULP to be contacted is Brian Egolf. His position with the company is not identified on the complaint.

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