CHANDLER, Ariz. — The United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 99 in Phoenix has opted to withdraw three unfair labor practice charges against Bashas’ for lack of evidence, the chain said yesterday.
The charges, filed with the National Labor Relations Board, alleged that Bashas’ had terminated 19 employees at an AJ’s store in Scottsdale for supporting the union and that two store managers at a Food City location had been “surveilling” employees.
Union officials could not be reached for comment.
Gregg Tucek, vice president of legal affairs for Bashas’, said in a statement, “From a legal standpoint, when a charging party opts to withdraw an unfair charge, it’s typically because the board confirms there isn’t enough evidence to move forward. Lacking any substance to back up [its] allegations, the UFCW decided to completely withdraw the charges, [which] confirm[s] one thing: our facts continue to outweigh the UFCW’s fiction.”
Bashas’ said a defamation lawsuit against the union, which it filed in December 2007, remains in litigation.
UFCW Withdraws 3 Charges Against Bashas’
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