Appearing today before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in the second day of hearings in support of proposed new rules for speedy elections was Faith Clark of Dubois, Pa., who was terminated following an unsuccessful lengthy USW organizing campaign in 2008 at Rescar Inc., where 87 workers repaired rail freight cars.
Testifying she was a leader in the organizing campaign as a shipping clerk, the company claimed she was a supervisor that meant she was ineligible to vote in the NLRB election. “This forced the USW into a hearing to prove that I was not a supervisor lasting two full days and resulted in unnecessarily delaying the election date.”
Supporting the proposed new rules, USW President Leo W. Gerard said they would help eliminate delaying tactics workers faced after they have filed a petition to vote on whether to form a union. “The current rules give employers all the options and discourage workers from having a fair and timely election ... more