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Labor board seeks rehiring of fired pro-union store worker

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The National Labor Relations Board has asked a federal judge to order Fishers-based Marsh Supermarkets to rehire a pro-union worker whom the company fired.

The United Food and Commercial Workers union is trying to organize the grocery chain's 5,000 workers in about 100 stores in Indiana and Ohio, but has been unsuccessful so far.

Tony Massey was fired Sept. 7 from his job in Marsh's Beech Grove store, according to a complaint filed Sept. 15. It says Massey was required to take a Breathalyzer test while on the job before being fired.

Marsh issued a statement Wednesday saying the company "vehemently denies the charges and looks forward" to a hearing.

The labor board asked a federal judge in Indianapolis to order Marsh to offer to rehire Massey, make up his lost pay and clean his employment record.

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  • Union or not Marsh does not CARE
    Unions still have a need in this country so we as Americans can get fair wages and health care.
    As a union member for the last 16 yrs, I do not argue that the higher
    ups in the union have done a lot to harm what good
    It initially set out to do.
    Nonetheless Companies do not have the right to
    Violate our rights, no more than any other human being,
    We have the right to organize, regardless of what
    The unions have done to harm us.
    Marsh is and continues to not care about workers, in their stores and their distribution centers.
  • Unions Are Serving !
    Union workers like being in a Union and do serve a need in the workforce arena.
  • So what
    I dont care if he was given a breathalyzer at work. So what? Don't come to work drunk and you have nothing to worry about. Besides, unions are killing America. They have long since outlived their useful basis of making sure that workers were not mistreated. They are now interested solely in gouging employers and destroying American business. Go ask the major auto makers.

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