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IBT Union Local 773 files petition requesting election in Brieigsville

02.10.12

FEBRUARY 2012, Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton edition of The Union News

IBT Union Local 773 files petition requesting election in Brieigsville

BY PAUL TUCKER
THEUNIONNEWSABE@AOL.COM

REGION, January 20th- The International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) Union Local 773 in Allentown, filed a petition with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Region Four office in Philadelphia requesting the agency conduct a election to determine if employees at a employer in Brienigsville want to be represented by the union for the purpose of collective bargaining.

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

The petition was filed on behalf of the labor organization by Dennis Hower, Vice-President of IBT Local 773, Hamilton Street in Allentown on January 12th. Local 773 represents IBT members throughout the Lehigh Valley.

The petition requests that 22 employees of Kehe Distributors, Nestle Way in Brienigsville, participate in the election. The union wants all full-time and regular part-time truck drivers of the employer to participate in the NLRB election.

Under NLRB rules, the union must receive 50 percent plus one of the eligible to vote employees in a agency election to become the bargaining representative for the purpose of collective bargaining.

The IBT request that all other employees, office clerical employees, dispatchers, maintenance manager and guards not participate in the election.

Local 773 was successful in winning a NLRB election on October 9th, 2011. Employees of the Indian Mountain Lake Civic Association voted five to zero to be represented by Local 773. Indian Mountain Lake Civic Association is a private homeowners community in Albrightsville.

All full-time and part-time secretarial, clerical, administrative and codes enforcement employees participated in the election. According to the NLRB there were five employees eligible to participate in the election.

The union was not successful in organizing employees of Airgas East, East Race Street in Allentown.

On November 11th, 2011 the NLRB conducted a representation election for employees of the company. The workers voted against being represented by Local 773, six for to eight against. There were fifteen eligible to vote employees of the company.

Meanwhile, the newspaper discovered the United Independent Union, South 11th Street in Philadelphia, filed a petition with the NLRB requesting the agency conduct a election to determine if several employees of Easton Hospital Medical Center want to be represented by the labor organization for the purpose of collective bargaining.

The labor organization request that five Registered Nurse’s (RN’s) working in the wound healing center at the Employer’s 250 South 21st Street in Easton facility participate in the election.

The petition, which was reviewed by the newspaper, was filed on behalf of the United Independent Union by Ronald Ferguson, identified as the President of the labor organization.

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