Wednesday, April 24, 2013

NLRB Certifies the District Council as the Majority Representative of Dockbuilders Employed by GCA Contractors

The NLRB has certified the New York City & Vicinity District Council of Carpenters as the majority representative of Dockbuilders who work for contractors who are members of the General Contractors Association (GCA). In doing so, the NLRB rejected an appeal filed by a breakaway group of a Regional Hearing Officers findings and recommendation in favor of the District Council. Back in March 2012, the District Council won a NLRB secret ballot election by a margin of nearly two to one against Amalgamated, a breakaway group led by attorney Angelo Bisceglie.

Amalgamated filed objections to the election that required--after months of delay--a three-day hearing at the NLRB's Newark Regional Office. The Hearing Officer credited the District Council's account of the election campaign, rejected all of the Amalgamated's objections, and recommended that the District Council be certified as the GCA-employed Dockbuilders collective bargaining representative. By its Decision, the NLRB in Washington, DC adopted in all respects the Hearing Officers factual findings and conclusions of law.

Click Here to View the Decision and Certification

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