Labor Case Against Marsh to Proceed

Marsh Supermarkets on Friday denied charges that it violated federal labor law as outlined in a complaint by the National Labor Relations Board.

INDIANAPOLIS — Marsh Supermarkets [3] here on Friday denied charges that it violated federal labor law as outlined in a complaint by the National Labor Relations Board.

The NLRB has scheduled a hearing in February to address the charges after investigating a claim made by United Food and Commercial Workers Local 700 here. The union claims Marsh intimidated employees and fired a worker because he supported a union at one of its stores.

“We vehemently deny these charges and look forward to the scheduled hearing where the facts of the case will be presented,” Dave Redden, executive vice president, human resources for Marsh, said in a prepared statement. “As the process continues we remain confident that in the end these allegations will be found to be without merit. As a company, we are very proud of the fair and open environment that has been a hallmark of our relationship with our associates for nearly 80 years. We have always respected and abided by the rules established by the National Labor Relations Board and any other governmental agency concerning employment matters.”