News: Medford - Weather Shield Mfg. Inc. (13 Dec 1989)
Transcriber: Robert Lipprandt
----Source: The Star News (Medford, WI) 12/11/2014
Originally published in the Medford Star News, 13 December, 1989
In a sweeping reversal of an earlier decision by the National labor Relations Board, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago ruled last week that Weather Shield Mfg. Inc. of Medford did not act illegally during a decertification election some seven years ago and that “the vote was a valid expression of the employee’s wishes” to no longer be represented by the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Jointers of America (UBC).
In the original decertification election held July 15, 1982, employees of Weather Shield’s Millwork Division voted against continued representation by the Carpenters union.
Shortly thereafter, however, the union filed charges with the National Labor Relations board (NLRB) accusing the company of illegal campaign tactics and sought to have the election results thrown out.
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