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SEIU files another complaint against Keystone Job Center

08.28.13

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

SEIU files another complaint against Keystone Job Center

BY PAUL TUCKER
THEUNIONNEWSSWB@AOL.COM

REGION, July 29th- 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 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 Local 668 Business Representative Kim Yost, who has filed other labor complaints against Keystone Job Corp management during the past six months, and was discovered by the newspaper while reviewing ULP’s at the NLRB.

SEIU Local 668 has approximately 130 members employed by Keystone Job Corporation, which is operated by Management and Training Corporation of Centerville, Utah. Keystone has approximately 167 employees including nonbargaining unit employees.

The ULP alleges the Employer has interfered with, restrained, and coerced its employees by its counsel, Martha Amundsen, who threatened employees that bargaining would be changing because of the Union’s prior unfair labor practice charges.

Also, the ULP alleges the Employer has failed to bargain collectively and in good faith with SEIU Local 668, consistent with its threat by changing bargaining proposals.