Right to Work group files appeal in Mountaire union election case

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The National Right to Work Foundation, on behalf of. Mountaire employee at its Selbyville plant filed an appeal of a National Labor Relations Board ruling.

The foundation is appealing the dismissal of a case involving the  United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 27 union.

The foundation and employee claimed. Local 27 officials conducted illegal surveillance while working to convince workers to terminate a contract between the union and the poultry company.

The NLRB cited the “contract bar,” a long-running policy that keeps an existing contract in force. 

An earlier ruling from an NLRB regional chief allowed a decertification vote to occur due to what he believed was a forced dues clause that nullified the contract bar.

The initial decision was later reversed. The decision called for the ballots cast to be discarded. 

Unions claim the Trump Administration was working to dismantle the NLRB.

The NLRB board is still mainly comprised of Republican appointees.

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