The National Labor Relations Board investigates complaints against employers or union chapters accused of violating the National Labor Relations Act. The board has not issued decisions on these complaints.
Company charged: Vannguard Utility Partners Inc., a DeForest underground cable-locating company
Date filed: Nov. 26
Filed by: International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 965, Madison
Complaint: Employer violated an employee’s rights through unlawful termination related to concerted union activity.
Company charged: Joy Global Inc., a Milwaukee mining equipment factory
Date filed: Nov. 27
Filed by: David Hansen, Milwaukee
Complaint: Since about Nov. 13, the employer has failed to bargain collectively and in good faith with the United Steelworkers, Local 1114, by unilaterally changing shutdown requirements.
Company charged: VDH Electric Inc., a Green Bay electrical contractor
Date filed: Nov. 27
Filed by: International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 158, Green Bay
Complaint: On Oct. 18, the employer laid off William Mencheski from the Lambeau Field stadium improvements project because of his union activities.
Company charged: Ryerson Inc., a Milwaukee metal factory
Date filed: Dec. 2
Filed by: Pedro Vallejo, Milwaukee
Complaint: Within the past six months, the employer has refused to bargain with United Steelworkers of America, Local 1343, regarding wages, hours and other terms of employment by unilaterally contracting out or reassigning bargaining unit employees to nonunion facilities without notice.
Union charged: International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, District Lodge W3 and Local Lodge 236
Date filed: Sept. 26
Date dismissed: Nov. 25, due to insufficient evidence
Filed by: Allan Rothenberger, Athens
Complaint: Since about Aug. 13, the union has restrained and coerced employees of Liberty Homes Inc., a Goshen, Ind.-based modular home manufacturer with a factory in Dorchester, Wis., by refusing to accept Rothenberger’s resignation from the union. The union has continued to require Rothenberger to pay dues and has refused to honor his request to cancel dues check-off.
Company charged: Marinette Marine Corp., a Marinette shipbuilder
Date filed: June 6
Date updated: Nov. 27, NLRB filed an informal settlement agreement
Filed by: International Brotherhood of Boilermakers Local 696, Marinette
Charges: Marinette has failed to bargain collectively and in good faith with Local 696 by refusing to provide information about open grievances.
– Beth Kevit