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NLRB CHARGES PROJO WITH ILLEGAL TACTICS
APRIL TRIAL SET ON MORE THAN 20 UNFAIR LABOR PRACTICES
Additional Charges Still Under Investigation
The National Labor Relations Board charged the Providence Journal with engaging in over 20 instances of unfair labor practices in a complaint received today by the Guild.
is equivalent to an indictment under NLRB procedures. A trial has
been tentatively set for April 2.
In the 13-page document, the Journal is accused of illegally imposing changed medical plans, medical costs, vacation, parking and taking away a holiday.
The company is
also accused of illegally transferring
Guild activist Brian Jones, and with numerous instances of refusing
to provide the Guild with information related to negotiations and
The information the company has refused to provide includes: details of medical plans, gainsharing calculations,
Pension and 401(k)
costs and calculations, and details of the company's parking proposal.
If found guilty
of the charges, the Journal could be forced to restore the old benefits
and pay Guild members back pay for the losses caused by the company's
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