NLRB Claims Target Intimidated, Threatened Workers Before Union Election.

The Brooklyn, New York NLRB has more evidence that Target intimidated workers by threatening to close a unit if the union was voted  in during a campaign, and election this past summer.  The additional charges may provide enough evidence for a judge to recommend the election results be overturned.

Target won the June election  137-85, but the union has filed objections with the NLRB for intimidation and wrongful termination of a union supporter, according to the NLRB.  The Board has already filed one complaint and a second complaint documenting the agency’s findings may be filed next week.  If the judge agrees with the Board, it could lead to the throwing out of the results and a new election.

The United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 1500  recently withdrew an objection related to the firing of  internal Target union organizer Tashawna Green; however they planned to refile the complaint.  Subsequent to the election, UFCW Local 1500 President Bruce Both complained that workers had been subject to a  “campaign of threats, intimidation and illegal acts by Target management.”

The union targeted a campaign at over two dozen Target stores in early 2010 and with this recent round of activity, the UFCW is sure to continue to pursue organizing at Target stores.


Posted on November 3, 2011, in Labor Relations and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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