Federal Labor Complaint Filed Against Pressroom Cleaners
By Kerri Provost
June 05, 2012
32BJ SEIU reports that the “National Labor Relations Board has filed a formal complaint against Pressroom Cleaners, for failing to hire the eight cleaners at the Hartford Courant offices and for failing to bargain fairly with the workers’ union [...] when the company was brought in as the new cleaning contractor in December.”
The National Labor Relations Board is seeking to reinstate the eight cleaners who lost their jobs in December 2011. They are also seeking back pay for these workers. Eugenio H. Villasante, the Assistant Director of Communications for 32BJ SEIU says that “if no settlement is reached, the case is scheduled to go to hearing before an Administrative Law Judge on July 10th.”
There have been pickets, protests, and even a resolution passed by Hartford’s City Council regarding this labor dispute.
Reprinted with permission of Kerri Provost, author of the blog RealHartford.
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