3/25/08

Tactical ULPs pay off for union in Casino War

Foxwoods Resort Casino and the United Auto Workers union reached a settlement Monday on dozens of unfair labor practice charges filed against the casino during the run-up to a union vote by casino dealers last November. The UAW won the election, which allowed the union to represent 2,600 table game dealers. Foxwoods is appealing the election results.

As part of the settlement, a dealer who was fired will be reinstated with back pay and Foxwoods management will rescind other disciplinary actions against dealers. In addition, notices will be posted at the casino explaining employees' rights regarding union organizing, the UAW said.

The union filed a series of unfair labor practice charges that accused casino management of using threats and intimidation to persuade workers to vote against the UAW.

Foxwoods and the UAW reached the settlement on the eve of a hearing on the unfair labor practices complaints before the National Labor Relations Board in Hartford. The hearing scheduled for today has been canceled because of the settlement, the UAW said.

(courant.com)

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