Triumph Aerostructures, LLC will reinstate five discharged employees to their previous positions at their Grand Prairie, TX facility. In addition, Triumph will pay seven employees $204,665 as compensation for back pay and losses in retirement contributions and other pay and benefits pursuant to charges before the National Labor Relations Board.
The Employer manufactures parts for commercial, military, and business aircraft. The NLRB’s Region 16 Office in Fort Worth issued a complaint on September 29, 2014, alleging that the Employer violated the National Labor Relations Act by failing to bargain in good faith with its employees’ bargaining representative, International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America, UAW and its Local Union 848, when it unilaterally implemented changes to its SPA 1700 training program, resulting in the discharge of seven employees.
On January 30, 2015, the parties entered into an informal Board settlement agreement resolving the dispute. As part of the settlement agreement, the Employer will pay $204,665 to seven employees. Nine employees will also have a total of 480 hours of paid leave restored. The Employer will also post a notice in its workplace that addresses the alleged violations and advises employees of their rights under the Act.