Car Parts Maker Turned Back on Union Too Early, NLRB Rules – Bloomberg Law

April 20, 2022 by No Comments

A motor vehicle parts manufacturer violated federal labor law by refusing to recognize a union within the one-year period following the union’s certification as its workers’ exclusive bargaining agent, a divided National Labor Relations Board ruled.

J.G. Kern Enterprises Inc. withdrew recognition from a United Auto Workers affiliate about seven weeks after the anniversary of the union’s certification. But the company had unlawfully delayed bargaining for three months, which warranted extending the union’s certification-year beyond the anniversary date, the NLRB said in its 2-1 Wednesday ruling.

In a pointed dissent, the lone Republican on the three-member NLRB panel said …



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