Fresh & Easy to Appeal NLRB Ruling

Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market said it plans to appeal a ruling by a federal administrative law judge in Las Vegas who found the chain's policies on distribution of pro-union literature and home visitation by union members too severe.

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market here said Monday it plans to appeal a ruling by a federal administrative law judge in Las Vegas who found the chain's policies on distribution of pro-union literature and home visitation by union members too severe.

The judge's ruling followed a complaint filed last November with the National Labor Relations Board by a former employee and the United Food & Commercial Workers Union. The complaint charged Fresh & Easy with interfering with the rights of employees, which Fresh & Easy denied.

The judge ordered the company to stop trying to prevent employees from distributing pro-union literature at the stores and to stop interrogating them about meetings with union representatives in their homes.

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