Three employees of LB&B Associates, Inc., Dae Sung LLC, and FTSS Joint Venture (the Employer), who provide flight simulator services at the Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base in Fort Worth, TX, will receive nearly $105,000 in backpay pursuant to a NLRB settlement.
The NLRB’s Region 16 office in Ft. Worth agreed with the Fort Worth Simulator Employees Union (the Union) that the Employer violated the National Labor Relations Act (the Act) when, among other things, it unilaterally and discriminatorily eliminated a job position and created new job positions at significantly reduced wage rates thereby causing three employees to resign and a fourth to work in a new position for less pay.
Because of the serious nature of these alleged violations, the NLRB filed for temporary injunctive relief seeking restoration of all contractual terms and reinstatement of the three employees in order to protect the statutory rights of the employees, reverse the erosion of employee support for the Union caused by the Employer's unlawful acts and safeguard the integrity of the collective bargaining process.
Shortly thereafter, the parties settled the matter whereby the Employer agreed to restore the terms of the collective-bargaining agreement, to return the one employee to her former job position at the higher wage rate, and to pay the three who waived reinstatement backpay totaling about $105,000. The Employer also agreed to post a notice in its workplace and to read the notice to its employees to ensure that they understood their rights under the Act.