NLRB Decisions September 12-16, 2016; Christine K. D. Belcaid

Tampa Electric Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of TECO Energy, Inc. d/b/a TECO Peoples Gas, 364 NLRB No. 124 (September 16, 2016)

The employer violated: Section 8(a)(1) by asking an employee why he wanted to unionize and promising the employee a wage increase to encourage him to abandon his support for union representation; Section 8(a)(5), (3), and (1) by withholding employees' annual merit wage increases; and Section 8(a)(5) and (1) by failing and refusing to furnish the union with relevant and necessary information.  The Board ordered the employer: to implement the wage increases scheduled for December 2014 and December 2015; make employees whole for the loss of earnings; compensate employees for any adverse tax consequences of receiving lump-sum backpay awards; and provide the union with the requested information.

 

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