NLRB Files Suit Against Red Cross.
The National Labor Relations Board filed suit in Peoria’s federal court recently against the local chapter of the American Red Cross, alleging the organization has engaged in unfair labor practices by not bargaining in good faith with its employees.
Officials from the Heart of America blood services division of the Red Cross dispute that and point to several bargaining sessions held since February.
“The American Red Cross continues to believe that we have acted in good faith and have not violated any labor laws,” the company said in a statement last week.
The suit, filed Aug. 1, asks for an injunction against the Red Cross which the NLRB says will allow time for the normal course of events to play out before an administrative law judge.
Normally, the NLRB takes its complaints before an administrative law judge who hears evidence from both sides and issues a ruling months later. Here, the NLRB felt the normal course would result in harm being done to the 170 or so employees represented by American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees. Read more by Andy Kravetz at the Peoria Star here.