Thursday, June 21st, 2018

Settlement ends long-running dispute involving immigrant workers at New York food wholesaler

"A kosher food product wholesaler in New York has agreed to settle a
long-running NLRB case by paying $186,000 to former employees who lost
their jobs in the midst of a union organizing campaign.

The settlement culminates a lengthy effort by the NLRB to enforce an
order that Flaum Appetizing Corp. provide backpay to 17 former employees
who were unlawfully discharged following a two-day strike. Flaum
contended it did not have to pay because the employees were undocumented
immigrants.

A decision in the case was issued by an Administrative Law Judge in February 2008,
and upheld by the Board on appeal in June 2009. It found that the
company committed multiple violations of federal labor law by
alternately threatening and making promises to employees to discourage
them from supporting the Industrial Workers of the World. The employer
then unlawfully refused to