NLRB Moves for Contempt Order: Steven Dubois of The Register-Guard reports that the National Labor Relations Board asked a federal judge Friday to hold dockworkers at the Port of Portland in contempt for their failure to comply with the judge’s order end a work slowdown.
Anne Pomerantz, regional attorney for the NLRB, said Friday that the workers operated vehicles at reduced speeds and sometimes stopped them for excessive periods of time. She said the workers also required instruction to do work in which they are trained to perform.
NLRB Issues Complaint Against Nursing Home Company: Rich Scinto of the New Haven Register writes that the NLRB General Counsel issued a complaint against Healthbridge/Care One alleging that the company changed employee contracts without first reaching impasse. The employer owns five Connecticut nursing homes where workers are currently on strike.
No Agreement Between Consolidated Edison and Union: Ernie Garcia and Ned P. Rauch of The Journal News report that renewed talks between Consolidated Edison and the Utility Workers Union of America Local 1-2 yielded no results. The employer has locked out the employees since the end of June. The union filed an unfair labor practice charge with the NLRB alleging that the lock out is illegal.