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SEIU Local 668 files complaint against Keystone Job Center

07.30.13

JUNE 2013, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre/Hazleton Edition of The Union News

SEIU Local 668 files complaint against Keystone Job Center

BY PAUL TUCKER
THEUNIONNEWSSWB@AOL.COM

REGION, May 28th- The Service Employees International Union (SEIU), the Pennsylvania Social Services Union (PSSU) Local 668, Main Street in Dickson City in Lackawanna County, filed a labor complaint on May 10th, 2013 with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Region Four office in Philadelphia alleging Keystone Job Corp Center management violated the National Labor Relations Act (NLRAct).

The Unfair Labor Practice (ULP) was filed on behalf of the SEIU by Kimberly Yost, Local 668 Business Representative.

According to the ULP, the labor organization has approximately 130 members employed by Keystone Job Corp, which is operated by Management and Training Corporation of Centerville Utah.

Keystone provides training for disabled individuals.

The SEIU represents three separate bargaining units of Keystone Job Corps Center including one comprising of maintenance, dietary and transportation employees, one comprised of residential advisor employees and one comprised of instructors, counselors, nurses and other employees.

According to the ULP, on or about April 2012 the two parties entered into negotiations for a successor Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) for the maintenance unit with no contract agreement yet being reached.

In December the Union filed an ULP against the employer for failing to bargain in good faith.

However, on or about April 4th, 2013 the Employer provided proposals to the Union which clearly appeared to be punitive in nature, the ULP states.

Also, on March 28th, 2013 the Union requested information in regard to a grievance, which was never provided.