PITTSBURGH, October 14, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The United Steelworkers (USW) said today that the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Region 6 has filed a complaint against Braeburn Alloy Steel and its parent company, GO Carlson, for failing to recognized the union and refused to negotiate the working conditions of the company’s employees at Lower Burrell ease.
Steelworkers Local 1324 represents about 30 workers at the Braeburn plant, which was acquired earlier this year by a subsidiary of GO Carlson as part of the bankruptcy process. When he took over operations, Braeburn hired all union-represented workers at the plant, but he refused to sit down with their chosen representative.
Steelworkers District 10 Director Bernie Room urged the company to obey the law, respect its employees and bargain in good faith with the union for a fair contract.
“The NLRB complaint makes it clear that company regimes have prevented us from having a collective bargaining relationship since the change in ownership,” Hall said. “If we can’t get Braeburn to engage in collective bargaining then management must be held accountable for breaking the law.”
In its complaint released today, the NLRB has scheduled a hearing for September 18, 2023when an administrative law judge hears the case against Braeburn Alloy Steel.
“All work has dignity, and the employees who have made Braeburn Alloy Steel an attractive investment deserve a fair contract with union-negotiated pay and benefits as they stay true to their jobs,” Hall said. “We’re hoping an administrative law judge and the NLRB can help management make the connection.”
The United Steelworkers Union represents 850,000 workers employed in the metal, mining, pulp and paper, rubber, chemical, glass, automotive supply and power generation industries, as well as a increasing numbers in the technology, higher education, public sector and service sectors.
Tony Montana (412) 562-2592 or [email protected]
SOURCE United Steelworkers (USW)