April 5, 2016

Trump hotel forced to recognize housekeeper union

Huffington Post - For months, the owners of the Trump International Hotel have been tangling with the powerful Culinary Workers Union, the Las Vegas-based local union of Unite Here. The union won an election to represent workers at the hotel in December, and the hotel has been challenging the vote’s results ever since.

But a regional director for the National Labor Relations Board, the federal agency that referees elections, has thrown out the Trump team’s objections and certified the election results, the union announced Monday.

Hotel management still has a couple of cards to play. It can appeal the regional director’s decision to the full board in Washington, but there’s a good chance the President Barack Obama-nominated board members will simply affirm the regional director’s ruling. Trump’s team could then refuse to bargain with the union, kicking the dispute to federal court. But so far, it has lost legally at every step of the way.

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