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Daycon ordered to reinstate workers

February 21, 2011

COLLEGE PARK, MD — A National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) administrative judge has ruled in favor of union workers who went on strike against an Upper Marlboro cleaning company last year, according to The Gazette.

Judge Joel P. Biblowitz issued his decision Tuesday, finding that Daycon Products violated federal labor laws by breaking off negotiations with the union and later refusing to reinstate the strikers when the union, via Teamsters 639 in Washington, D.C., unconditionally offered to return to work in July, the article stated.

Biblowitz also ruled that the company illegally subcontracted out work without negotiating with the union, the article noted.

According to the article, Daycon was ordered to reinstate the employees within 14 days and provide back pay from July 6 to the date of reinstatement, plus interest.

Biblowitz also ordered Daycon to resume bargaining with the union and rescind any unilateral charges, the article added.

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