Chariho School Parents’ Forum

September 24, 2007

NEA files complaint with Labor Relations Board over this blog

Filed under: contract negotiations,Unions — Editor @ 3:04 pm

NEA negotiator Pete Gingas filed a complaint with the Labor Relations Board last week.   His claim is that I have “purposely attempted to communicate directly with” union members and that I am attempting to “discourage union membership” and these actions are “tantamount to a refusal to bargain with the certified representative of the union.”

According to the complaint, the violations started on September 14th

The following complaint was faxed to the Westerly Sun on Thursday and filed with the Labor Board on Friday (at least that was the date Pete dated his signature). 

 Here is the relevant sections of the law:

(5) Encourage membership in any company union or discourage membership in any labor organization, by discrimination in regard to hire or tenure or in any term or condition of employment; provided that nothing in this chapter precludes an employer from making an agreement with a labor organization requiring membership in that labor organization as a condition of employment, if that labor organization is the representative of employees as provided in §§ 28-7-14 – 28-7-19.    

(6) Refuse to bargain collectively with the representatives of employees, subject to the provisions of §§ 28-7-14 – 28-7-19, except that the refusal to bargain collectively with any representative is not, unless a certification with respect to the representative is in effect under §§ 28-7-14 – 28-7-19, an unfair labor practice in any case where any other representative, other than a company union, has made a claim that it represents a majority of the employees in a conflicting bargaining unit.   

(10) Do any acts, other than those already enumerated in this section, which interfere with, restrain or coerce employees in the exercise of the rights guaranteed by § 28-7-12.



  1. I appreciate your keeping us informed Mr. Felkner, but I have great difficulties reading document you scan and post here. Probably nothing can be done about it, but I thought you should know so you didn’t assume everyone was able to read the documents.

    Although I haven’t seen you do it, I certainly discourage anyone reading here to join a union.

    I guess I can never negotiate a contract with a union now, but hopefully I’ll save someone from the loss of personal dignity which occurs when belonging to a union.

    Comment by Curious Resident — September 24, 2007 @ 3:54 pm | Reply

  2. The complaint is short and sweet –

    The first page says a complaint was filed on behalf of an Employee Organization against an Employer for:

    “The above named Employer has engaged or is engaging in Unfair Labor Practice(s) within the meaning of the RIGL 28-7-13 Subsection(s) (5), (6), & (10).”

    “On or about September 14, 2007, and on dates thereafter, an agent of the Chariho Regional School District has purposely attempted to communicate directly with bargaining unit members represented by the union.”

    “The purpose of these communications was to discourage union membership and Is tantamount to a refusal to bargain with the certified representative of the union.”

    Comment by Bill Felkner — September 24, 2007 @ 4:08 pm | Reply

  3. The newspaper article is their response to talks. They brought out the discussions in the media. Shouldn’t you have the right to defend against their statements in the media as well. It seems unfair that they can use the media and you shouldn’t.

    Second of all, you didn’t hold a gun to the heads of the union members to read your blog or comment on it. Mr. Gingras even responded in your blog, not politely, but he did.

    It seems you have a target on your back.

    Comment by Lois Buck — September 26, 2007 @ 6:33 am | Reply

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