National Labor Relations Board accuses supermarket chain of intimidating employees at its Beech Grove store for supporting an attempt to unionize. The charges follow a similar complaint NLRB made in November involving Marsh’s Georgetown Road store.
Bills filed in the Indiana House would ban workers from being required to pay union dues.
The National Labor Relations Board filed a formal complaint after investigating charges that Marsh Supermarkets threatened and intimidated employees to discourage them from forming a union. The grocery chain also allegedly fired an employee for supporting the union.
National Football League owners are looking for ways to reach a new labor deal with players and preparing for what happens if those efforts don’t succeed. A strike or lockout could affect Indianapolis’ plans to host the 2012 Super Bowl.
The report from the U.S. Department of Labor raises concerns over whether Indiana’s Occupational Safety and Health program is properly funded and staffed. Overall, the report provided 45 recommendations to improve procedures within the program.
Indianapolis-based professional employer organization reported fiscal-year profit of $828,000, an 85-percent increase from fiscal 2009. Revenue, however, fell 20 percent, to $60.7 million.
Workers at the Beech Grove grocery will vote Sept. 17. The United Food and Commercial Workers would have to prevail in votes at all locations to provide representation for the entire chain.
For labor unions to survive, they must follow the path of their more successful brethren in trade unions.
JD Norman Industries advertisement tells employees that its proposal to buy the plant would guarantee
their GM transfer rights without having to close the facility.
Indiana Commerce Secretary Mitch Roob said he was completely surprised by local General Motors workers’ refusal to vote on
a proposed contract by JD Norman Industries, a decision that appears to set up the plant for certain closure.
Fliers circulating at General Motors' Indianapolis plant show that union members will be offered cash payments of $25,000
to $35,000 and an opportunity to keep a foot in the door with GM, if they agree to work for JD Norman Industries.