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SEIU member files complaint against Keystone Job Center

07.30.13

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

SEIU member files complaint against Keystone Job Center

BY PAUL TUCKER
THEUNIONNEWSSWB@AOL.COM

REGION, June 28th- A member of 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 with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Region Four office in Philadelphia alleging his employer, Keystone Job Corp Center, violated the National Labor Relations Act (NLRAct).

Keystone provides job training for disabled individuals between 16 and 24 year olds.

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.

The Unfair Labor Practice (ULP) was filed by Keystone Job Center employee Patrick Mauriello of Pittston on behalf of himself.

“For the past several months, my employer has ignored repeated requests from me, and the Union that represents me, to adjust my union dues check-off deduction to the reduced sum that is permitted as a result of my being a “Beck” objector to union membership and expenditures.

Despite my request and written requests from the Union to make the reduction, the Employer persists in deducting 100 percent of dues,” states the ULP which was filed on May 23rd, 2013.

SEIU Local 668 has approximately 130 members employed by Keystone Job Corporation, which is operated by Management and Training Corporation of Centerville Utah.

However, according to the ULP filed by Mr. Mauriello Keystone Job center has approximately 167 employees.