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NLRB Region 29-Brooklyn, NY Office Obtains Bargaining Order and Status Updates in Settlement with Trump Village

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As part of a settlement approved by the Region 29 Regional Director on March 13, 2023, Trump Village Section 4, Inc. has agreed to bargain in good faith with its employees’ union during weekly bargaining sessions until the parties reach a successor contract and to provide Region 29 and Local 804 of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (the Union) with bargaining status reports twice a month. The settlement also provides for the restoration of the Union’s access rights.

The dispute began in October 2021 when the Union filed two unfair labor practice charges in the Region 29-Brooklyn, NY Office of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or Agency). Regional Director Teresa Poor issued a complaint in December 2022 alleging that Trump Village, which operates a residential cooperative apartment building in Brooklyn, NY, violated Section 8(a)(5) of the National Labor Relations Act by refusing to bargain with the Union and unilaterally changing its policy regarding Union access to the facility to speak with unit employees.

“Employers have an obligation to bargain in good faith with their employees’ chosen union representatives under the National Labor Relations Act. If employers act unlawfully, the NLRB will vigorously enforce the law. This meaningful settlement is the result of an excellent and persistent team effort by Agency personnel, and I greatly appreciate the hard work of all who were involved,” said Regional Director Teresa Poor.

Board Agent Sarah Hurley investigated the underlying unfair labor practice allegations. The settlement was obtained by Field Attorney Marcia Adams.

Established in 1935, the National Labor Relations Board is an independent federal agency that protects employees, employers, and unions from unfair labor practices and protects the right of private sector employees to join together, with or without a union, to improve wages, benefits and working conditions. The NLRB conducts hundreds of workplace elections and investigates thousands of unfair labor practice charges each year. Region 29 serves areas in New York from its Regional Office in Brooklyn.