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What recourse do I have as a business owner for a union that

What recourse do I have as a business owner for a union that sends direct letters to potential clients that contain lies, half truths, and otherwise defamatory information - in an attempt to cost our company future business? They have also disseminated this same information to newspapers and published it on their own website. - The tactics used are almost exactly what was seen in http://www.weeklystandard.com/texas-jury-issues-5.3-million-judgment-against-seiu-for-libelous-union-campaign/article/2004192 and http://setexasrecord.com/stories/511044953-texas-judge-denies-seiu-retrial-orders-union-to-turn-over-documents.We cannot sustain a 10-year court proceeding, and submitting to their demands will render our business unable to provide competitive pricing, effectively putting us out of business. We are a family owned and operated business with more than 40 years in our local community, and never a single complaint or labor filing until SEIU came along. We've been told we "shouldn't" call for a vote, despite most of our employees not wanting SEIU's representation. We've also been told we cannot/should not share the actual facts with our employees or business contacts, as it could result in further filings/complaints with the NLRB.How can we move towards resolution? Is mediation or arbitration an option here? We've been dealing with this for a year, and clearly they mean to wear us down, but if we go out of business, hundreds (including ourselves) will lose their jobs.

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I work for the District of Columbia and last year submitted

I work for the District of Columbia and last year submitted an application for the supervisory position within my unit. I was told by my Hr manager that i didn't receive an interview because i was only qualified for the position. I have since discovered that my actual sore made me highly qualified for the position. Can i sue the agency I work for not allowing me the opportunity to gain potential income.

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My union is not acting in my best interest I fill as though

my union is not acting in my best interest I fill as though im being decriminiated aganistJA: Have you documented this or discussed it with HR?Customer: yes and hr is not my friend the issue is job posting I was selected on a job and because some one with higher service miss read the postin the union said the company has to repost the job meaning I wont get itJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: im a full time employee and have been in the union 21 years its not a closed shop and the company does not want to argue the point they want to fill the positionJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no

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Boss is excluding me, shows forms of bullying, ostrasism,

Boss is excluding me, shows forms of bullying, ostrasism, does not inform me of what goes on in the dept to do my job. Helps other employee in the dept steal company suppliesJA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: I am from Buffalo, New YorkJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: My position is union, the employee who steals is union and best buddies with the union who also stealJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Favortism, this has been going on for 6 years. Because I do not like the employee that steals and my boss and this employee are buddies, he has tried to do things to get me to quit including removing a great dela of responsibilities. Last summer he hid a check in my folder so I would not find it and I had difficult balancing the spreadsheet and turning the money into accounting.

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Central bucks school dist. union has a policy call True

Central bucks school dist. union has a policy call True Time. If you are late for the prescribe arrival time you receive a letter after 3 ltrs. you are taken off the bidding list for 8 wks. This is soley based on a GPS system.The driver does not have the opportunity to explain why he was late and the policy does not allow for traffic conditions. Example the driver is 5 minutes late. I belive the policy is one sided and does not support the driver and the conditions causing the lateness. Is this considered a unfair labor practice and if so how do I go forwared?

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I have applied for a disability pension from a local Police

I have applied for a disability pension from a local Police Department in February 2016. The village sat on the case until December 2016 when they got the results of the three independent doctors that confirmed the injury sustained in the line of work. I left the employment of the village in September 2016. The village has done exactly nothing since. Do I have any remedies or course of action to get the village to finish the processJA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Illinois I spent 26 years on the PD and left in good standing for another job since I had no pay check coming inJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: Full time I was in management nonunionJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: can I file a grievance with the Illinois Labor Relations Board they are not settling the pension trying to put pressure on me to settle the wage loss worker comp case

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My union 1199 has not helped me in a situation at my

my union 1199 has not helped me in a situation at my hospital which I am suspended forJA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: new York state during the meeting my organizer did not say anything at all not even asked any questionsJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: part time working full time hours not sure if its at will employmentJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I was accused by a co worker of making terroristic threats which I did not I had a fellow co worker with me at the time who stated I said no such thing

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I am part of union. The union and the school district that I

I am part of union. The union and the school district that I work for did two MOU's for rate changes. One was for the for new hires and 2 previous hires of LPN's of 4 dollars an hour. The other was for Computer Techs at a rate that is 3-4 dollars to their lowest employees and for new hires. We are in the middle of negotiating a contract. The negotiating meeting have been canceled after these MOU's we signed. There was no transparency when they did the MOU's. The two remaining long time LPN's received a letter congratulating the new hires on there wage increase. They are now making about 40 cent less than the a nurse who has been with the district for over 20 years. The same has happen with the computer techs. I am involved with the LPN's. do we have any recourse.JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: pennsylvaniaJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: It is a union and we all are full time employeesJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: The president of local has always been sneaky and the uni-serve rep is no better. They are not looking out for the whole unit. They are very time with the school district. They do not like to file grievances.

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Recently my principal called me into her office and asked

Recently my principal called me into her office and asked the literacy coach to join. She closed the doorThe principal asked me what personal problems I had been having at home. I said that I've been an educator for 18 years and through the good and bad I've always known I've wanted to teach. I had a tear in my eye. She eased upApparently, a parent wrote a letter about me, "A petition" grieving that I don't check homework, I'm disorganized and I told the students that if they don't want to be in my class they can go to another. The principal would not read or give me the note in full. There was a significant amount though. I still don't know how manyIn some ways I'm not surprised as I've had parents complaining to me all year. And I've done the best I could to appease them. Frankly, I was afraid of them.On the schools end, I had little support. I was a 4th and 5th grade teacher, not second. I had never taught it. And selected it as my third choice. I could have grieved but didn't want to be a problem.The teachers on grade are known through the building to be difficult. They did not and would not share what they do. I was placed on the 4 th floor while the rest of the second grade was on the third floor. I had a.very small class library which I did point out to the literacy coach who did nothing about it. My smartboard has been broken for months, The principal choose to give ten chrome books to the special ed teacher who already had ten iPads. She said she would order some for me. They never came. I didn't receive enough math workbooks (all the other classes were given enough) so I had to photocopy - this was one cause for concern for the parents. The UFT rep can't stand me and the principal knows that and is close with her.The principal made it clear that I was the weak link on the gradeThis is this principals second year in the school.About three years ago I had a problem with the prior principal who harassed me, (I said something to the AP and I should have kept my mouth shut). This principal changed emails and set up a corporal punishment investigation over a rock. The principal sent me for a mandated physical and i purposefully failed the psychological exam because I knew everyday I was in the school I was at riskI returned to school when the old principal left. So my current principal told me about the corporal punishment charges that were filed by my prior principal. and said she would have to complete the investigation. After reading the report she said she would help me. And believed me to be of no fault. She gave me the choice of a UFT rep in which case everyone in the building would hear - so opted out and followed her advice She asked me two questionsDo you recall this date- yes I said. Do you recall an incident with a rock? I don't recall. I saidThe findings were that they couldn't believe it had gone so far. My consequence, was a verbal reprimand and nothing in my file. She did not verbally reprimand me. The charges were droppedNow I have some concerns-I want to know if the investigation that was opened is for public knowledge? I live in NYWas the statement that I made to the class " if you don't like it here, go to another class" I did say something like that - I was feeling parent pressure. And it was a stupid thing to say Can this be considered corporeal punishment?The principal suggested I take a leave for a few months. I'm going to do thatThe principal asked for a hug a short time after our meeting endedThis principal has a cruel side. What could she do to me? Could she be waivering due to the lack of supports she provided?Lastly- It is my understanding to file any type of harassment charge against my prior principal, I would have to prove that I was harrasssed for age, race...... this is correct?

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