Chicago Sit-Downers Win Round Two, Await A Settlement – 04/01/09
By Doug Cunningham
The United Electrical workers Chicago sitdowners won a victory with their sitdown strike in December and now they’ve won another round. The National Labor Relations Board has issued a decision agreeing with charges brought by UE against Republic Windows and Doors. They include violations of labor law through the creation of an alter-ego company to avoid collective bargaining obligations, illegally shutting down Chicago operations to transfer the work to a non-union Iowa plant, and failing to provide information for bargaining. The labor board will now to go Republic to seek a settlement of the charges.