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Discharged Lehigh Valley Honda employee files complaint

03.08.13

MARCH 2013, LEHIGH VALLEY Edition of The Union News

Discharged Lehigh Valley Honda employee files complaint

BY PAUL TUCKER
THEUNIONNEWSABE@AOL.COM

REGION, February 11th- An employee of PWP Enterprises Inc., which does business as Lehigh Valley Honda, 675 State Avenue in Emmaus, filed a labor complaint with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Region Four office in Philadelphia, alleging the auto dealer and service center company violated the National Labor Relations Act (NLRAct).

According to the Unfair Labor Practice (ULP) charge, Lehigh Valley Honda allegedly violated the NLRAct by dischanging Sheldon Iudicello of Northampton for speaking out on behalf of his co-workers. Mr. Iudicello and the workers were service technicians of the Employer.

The ULP states Mr. Iudicello spoke on behalf of his co-workers regarding the Employer’s unilateral imposition of an unfair charge back policy against the service technicians. “This was concerted activity which occured at a meeting of the service technicians called by Respondent. On the same occasion, Employer threatened the remaining service technicians with discharged should any of them speak out against the imposition of the aforesaid charge back policy,” states the labor complaint, which was discovered by the newspaper while reviewing ULP’s and petitions filed at the NLRB Region Four office.

Lehigh Valley Honda employees are not represented by a labor organization, therefore Mr. Iudicello does not have a union to represent him.

The ULP was filed on behalf of Mr. Iudicello by Luzerne County Attorney Kimberly D. Borland.

Mr. Borland when contacted by the newspaper confirmed he filed the ULP on behalf of Mr. Iudicello however he would not make any other comment regarding the labor complaint.

The ULP states Lehigh Valley Honda has more than 50 employees.