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Union files complaint against Aramark Cleanroom Services

01.31.12

JANUARY 2012 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre/Hazleton edition of The Union News

Union files complaint against Aramark Cleanroom Services

BY PAUL TUCKER
THEUNIONNEWSSWB@AOL.COM

REGION, January 2nd- The Mid-Atlantic Regional Joint Board, Workers United Union, which is affiliated with the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), filed a labor complaint with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Region Four office in Philadelphia alleging a Lackawanna County employer violated the National Labor Relations Act (NLRAct).

The Workers United Union was previously affiliated with the UNITE Union that was formed after the International Ladies Garment Workers Union (ILGWU) and the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union (ACTWU) merged in the 1990’s. The union voted to disaffiliated from UNITE and join the SEIU.

According to the Unfair Labor Practice (ULP) charge, which was filed on December 5th, 2011, the Union alleges Aramark Cleanroom Services, Hemlock Street in Scranton, violated the NLRAct. The company provides cleanroom services throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania.

The ULP was discovered by the newspaper while reviewing complaints and petitions filed at the NLRB.

“Since around October 24th, 2011, the employer has refused to provide the union with information neccessary for collective bargaining,” states the ULP.

The complaint was filed on behalf of the union by the Workers United office in New York, New York.

The number employees represented by the union is not completed on the ULP.