08-19-2008, 09:51 PM
My employer has recently been on what seems like an effort to break our Union membership. They are now isolating union members that stand up for themselves only when our union steward is unavailable for "meetings" on whatever issues they have. When our members ask to have their union rep present or even to have another union member for a witness as required by the contract they are simply stating no and threatening to file claims of insubordination when the member objects. They are also demanding to know what is said when they see any new employees talking with the senior members of our department what laws exist to protect our rights to representation in West Virginia has any law been violated here?
08-20-2008, 11:58 AM
I am not a union member or really wild about them, but this is a bump for JoeC, since he is both and your question deserves an answer.
09-06-2008, 02:15 PM
Thank you for this it will be helpful to our effort. If only ours was an organization that had the clout to take an issue all the way to the NLRB. Our last major upset found one of our employees threatening legal action if nothing was done over a fair wages issue. The Business Agent actually came to handle the issue himself after the steward was unable to resolve it and legal action had been threatened. The BA went behind closed doors with the company Vice President and the owner (father and son) refusing to let the employee attend. He was in the meeting for 15 minutes came out and assured the employee that "this is serious and we're going to see that they make it right" and left. Three weeks later the mechanic called the hall to inquire as to how the case was going and was simply told that it had been dropped in the interest of continued good relations with the company. I thank you for your information I wish that I could actually let a legal professional read this contract it is truly laughable.