Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Labor Peace or Labor Pieces?

Freightliner workers file racketeering suit
Five Freightliner employees have filed a federal lawsuit against the United Auto Workers union and Freightliner LLC.
Portland Business Journal

The suit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina, alleges a quid pro quo arrangement between the company and the UAW in which union officials agreed to wage and benefit concessions at non-union facilities in North Carolina in exchange for the truck manufacturer's assistance in organizing workers.

The lawsuit, which seeks class-action status, accuses the UAW and Portland-based Freightliner with four violations of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization Act.


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