From our friends at WNYCOSH (Western New York Council on Occupational Safety and Health):
BUFFALO AFL-CIO/WNYCOSH Safety & Health Committee Presentation: Browning Ferris NLRB Decision
When: September 15, 2015 (Tuesday), 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Where: 1199SEIU, 2421 Main Street, Suite 100, Buffalo, NY 14214
Topic: Browning Ferris NLRB Decision
Speaker: Alicia Pender, field attorney, NLRB Region 3 Buffalo Office
In this landmark NLRB case — Browning Ferris Industries — it was argued that Browning and a temporary staffing agency Leadpoint should be treated as “joint employers” for collective bargaining purposes. The NLRB agreed in a 3-2 decision last week. A Teamsters local tried to organize the employees but did not want to negotiate with just Leadpoint. They wanted Browning Ferris to qualify as a “ joint employer” making the bargaining more effective by including the larger company that determines conditions of the work environment. Ron Herrera, Director of the Teamsters Solid Waste and Recycling Division stated this decision is "another step to show that companies can no longer claim they are not the employers when problems arise. Instead of pointing fingers if a worker gets hurt, companies will now be accountable. It’s the decent and reasonable expectation that workers should have at work.”
Join us at our Safety and Health Committee Meeting to hear Alicia Pender, field attorney from the NLRB Region 3 office, to present and discuss this important decision and what the implications are for temp agencies, franchises and subcontractors.
Please RSVP to email@example.com or (716) 833-5416.