The National Labor Relations Board issued a complaint against Mountain Xpress this week alleging:
“On or about October 25, 2013 the …employer terminated the employment of Max Cooper because of his protected concerted activities. … On or about October 25, 2013 the …Employer threatened employees with termination if they raised concerns to the management.”
The party filing the charge is the Communications Workers of America, AFL-CIO.
Mountain Xpress denies these allegations and believes that they will be determined to be without merit. A hearing is scheduled for June 2, at which time the parties can present their evidence. A judge will make findings, which can be appealed by either party to the NLRB. No further comment by Xpress is appropriate at this time.
The Communications Workers of America union also filed a charge against Xpress’ company handbook on Feb. 20 that reads:
“Since on or about December 30, 2013, the … Employer has interfered with, restrained, and coerced its employees by promulgating, maintaining and/or enforcing the following overly broad and/or coercive rules in its policy manual that prohibit and/or restrict employees from exercising their Section 7 rights: Confidentiality of Mountain Xpress information; Business Conduct; Use of Communication Systems; Termination Policy; and Acknowledgement.”
This charge is currently being investigated by the NLRB and Mountain Xpress has asked its attorney to evaluate this charge.