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Fired UAW Shop Steward files complaint against employer

03.04.12

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

Fired UAW Shop Steward files complaint against employer

BY PAUL TUCKER
THEUNIONNEWSSWB@AOL.COM

REGION, January 19th- The union that represent workers employed at Bridon American Corporation, Stevens Lane in Exeter, filed a labor complaint with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Region Four office in Philadelphia, alleging the employer violated the National Labor Relations Act (NLRAct).

According to the Unfair Labor Practice (ULP) charge, the United Auto Workers Union (UAW) Local 1612 represents approximately 300 workers employed at the fabricated wire products facility.

The complaint was filed by Todd Morgans, identified on the complaint as UAW Local 1612 Shop Steward on December 20th, 2011.

The Employer Representative named on the ULP to be contacted is Bob Marcaroi. Mr. Marcario position with Bridon American Corporation is Plant Management.

“On or about July 10th, 2011 the company’s agent representative, or delegate disciplined and suspended 3rd shift Union Officer Todd Morgans, an action leading to eventual termination.

The policy allegedly utilized in this case was not an active or agreed-upon company policy at the time of the alleged incident, the initial suspension, or, to the best of my knowledge, the subsequent termination. The actions of the company leave them clearly guilty of wrongful termination, discrimination, and retaliation against a Union Officer. The company is in violation of Section 8 (a)(1) in that it did knowingly interfere with and restrain Mr. Morgans from exercising rights set forth in Section 77 of the NLRA,” states the ULP.

The company is in violation of Section 8 (a)(5) in that it did interfere with the administration of a labor organization by harassing a Union agent and preventing him from adequately performing duties required of him as a Shop Steward,” continued the ULP.

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