NLRB Issues Complaint Against Wheeling Corrugating Successor
Updated On: Jan 30, 2014
Region Nine of the National Labor Relations Board has issued a "Complaint and Notice of Hearing”regarding World Class Corrugating, the company which purchased Wheeling Corrugating last year. Prior to the purchase, Wheeling was one of Local 89’s oldest contracts.
The NLRB allegations are based on World Class being a “successor employer” to Wheeling. After the purchase of the company, the NLRB alleges World Class “discriminatorily failed to hire employees of the predecessor” despite the operation of the company remaining essentially unchanged. As the complaint further states, Addeco, a temporary service used by the company, created a plan to exclude former Wheeling employees or union members from being hired. In other words, World Class simply moved to end the union presence in the company with the help of Addeco.
The General Counsel of the NLRB is now seeking an Order requiring World Class to reinstate the former Wheeling workers with back pay. A hearing regarding the complaint will be held before an administrative law judge of the NLRB on August 28th. We will keep the membership posted on the outcome.
Agent Roy Reynolds and the staff of Local 89 would like to thank and recognize Wheeling Teamsters who have stood together throughout this process and those who testified on behalf of their fellow members. Thank you for your solidarity in this fight.