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Teamsters Local 773 successful in NLRB Representation Election


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

Teamsters Local 773 successful in NLRB Representation Election


REGION, November 22nd- The International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) Union Local 773, Hamilton Street in Allentown, was successful in winning one union election and unsuccessful in another.

The union filed a peition with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Region Four office in Philadelphia on September 21st, 2011 requesting the agency conduct an representation election to determine if employees of the Indian Mountain Lake Civic Association, Indian Mountain Lake in Albrightsville, want to be represented by Local 773 for the purpose of collective bargaining.

The union requested that all full-time and part-time secretarial, clerical, administrative and codes enforcement employees participate in the election. All supervisors, first level supervisors, guards and confidential employees were excluded from participating.

Local 773 Business Agent Joe Wieder filed the petition on behalf of the Union.

The employer representative named to be contacted on the petition is Robert Savino, identified as the Indian Mountain Lake Civic Association Board President.

The NLRB conducted the election on October 9th, and the employees voted five for union representation to zero against. Under NLRB rules, a labor organization must receive 50 percent plus one of the eligible voting employees to become their bargaining representative.

The Indian Mountain Lake Civic Association is a private homeowners community.

According to the NLRB, there were five employees eligible to participate in the election. The election results were certified by the agency on October 28th.

On November 11th, the NLRB conducted a representation election involving Local 773 for employees of Airgas East, East Race Street in Allentown.

According to the petition, which was reviewed by the newspaper, Philadelphia Attorney Cassie Ehrenberg, requested the NLRB conduct the election on behalf of Local 773.

The employer representative named on the petition to be contacted was Scott Anglovich, his position with the company is not identified.

The petition was filed on September 29th, 2011 and the agency held the representation election on November 10th.

The fifteen eligible to vote employees voted against being represented by the Union for the purpose of collective bargaining, six for to eight against.

The petition requested that all full-time and regular part-time drivers, dock workers and fillers participate in the election. All other workers, including guards and supervisors did not participate in the election.

Airgas East is a distributor of gas products.

The newspaper discovered both petitions while reviewing labor complaints and petitions filed at the NLRB Region Four office in Philadelphia. The Union News is the only member of the local media that reviews and publishes the information.

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