IAM Local Lodge 219 and its District Lodge 1888 secured a significant win in its complaint that Solution One Industries unlawfully used temporary workers in violation of the collective bargaining agreement. The National Labor Relations Board Administrative Law Judge found three ways Solutions One Industries breached its duty to bargain in good faith.
The case against Solution One Industries began when the IAM filed unfair labor practices in 2021. The decision in the IAM’s favor found that the company made changes in the terms and conditions of employment without notice to the IAM, failed to provide relevant information requested by the IAM, and failed to give effect to a provision in the collective bargaining agreement.
“Our members at Local Lodge 219 in Kentucky are happy about this important decision that impacts their working conditions and provides them clarity in the workplace,” said IAM Southern Territory General Vice President Rickey Wallace. “I want to thank Grand Lodge Representative James Little and IAM District Lodge 1888 Business Representative Ryan McCarthy for their patience and drive to get justice on the job for our members. We hope this is a strong signal for this company and other companies violating collective bargaining agreements and secures the work for our members that the company intended to eliminate through the use of part-time employees.”
IAM Local 219 Members at Solution One Industries in Richmond, KY ship, receive, and warehouse equipment and supplies for the U.S. military special forces groups.