The National Labor Relations Board has consolidated complaints against the drayage company Green Fleet Systems that allege various labor law violations and the violation of a settlement agreement it reached with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Port Division. The NLRB has ordered a hearing for August 25.
The group Justice for Port Truck Drivers called the NLRB order “a tremendous victory for Los Angeles/Long Beach port truck drivers” and said because of “the egregious nature of the violations intended to destroy the drivers’ union organizing campaign, the NLRB Region is expected to soon receive authorization to obtain immediate injunctive relief in federal court to require Green Fleet to immediately reinstate the two drivers it unlawfully fired, and to cease and desist from its egregious violations of labor law or face contempt of court.”
The complaint alleges a myriad of labor law violations such as terminating, discriminating against, and threatening workers for union activities.
“Green Fleet is a recidivist employer that has been undaunted in its efforts to circumvent the National Labor Relations Act, including flagrantly violating a prior NLRB settlement agreement, and callously waging a campaign of hallmark unfair labor practices designed to nip in the bud and destroy the Union’s organizing drive. We will take every step necessary to achieve justice for the drivers of Green Fleet,” said Julie Gutman Dickinson, an attorney for the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Port Division and the two drivers.