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NLRB tells shuttered concrete operator to clear Teamsters’ unfinished business

Sources: National Labor Relations Board; CP staff

NLRB Administrative Law Judge Melissa Olivero has ordered Champaign Builders Supply Co. principals to bargain with Teamsters Local 26, Champaign, Ill., regarding the effects of the company’s September 2013 closing of a ready mixed plant staffed by a driver, yard staff and loader operator unit.

In a mid-August decision, ALJ Olivero validated an NLRB General Counsel complaint alleging that Champaign Builders Supply violated the National Labor Relations Act by failing to engage in good faith bargaining and provide the union timely notice of its intent to close. She has also structured terms of a limited backpay remedy based on meetings between company and union officials aimed at satisfying “effects bargaining” provisions to which Champaign Builders Supply is agreement bound.