NLRB: APWU Detroit District Area failed to bargain in good faith with Teamsters Union


The National Labor Relations Board orders that the Respondent, Local #295, Detroit District Area, American Postal Workers Union (APWU), AFL–CIO, Detroit, Michigan, its officers, agents, and representatives, shall:

1. Cease and desist from

(a) Failing and refusing to bargain in good faith with Local 243, International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) (the Union) as the exclusive collective-bargaining representative of the employees in the bargaining unit.

(b) Failing and refusing to furnish and unreasonably delaying in furnishing the Union with requested information that is necessary for and relevant to the performance of its functions as the collective-bargaining representative of the Respondent’s unit employees.

(c) In any like or related manner interfering with, restraining, or coercing employees in the exercise of the rights guaranteed them by Section 7 of the Act.

2. Take the following affirmative action necessary to effectuate the policies of the Act.

(a) On request, bargain with the Union as the exclusive collective-bargaining representative of the employees in the following appropriate unit concerning terms and conditions of employment and, if an understanding is reached, embody the understanding in a signed agreement:

All full-time and regular part-time secretaries 1 and 2, as referenced in Schedule A, Article 1, Section 1 of the parties’ March 30, 2014 through March 29, 2017 collective bargaining agreement.

(b) Furnish the Union in a timely manner the information requested by the Union in paragraphs 1(a) and 1(d), and paragraphs 2—10, as described above, since about October 2, 2020.

(c) Post at its facility in Detroit, Michigan copies of the attached notice marked “Appendix.”4 Copies of the notice, on forms provided by the Regional Director for Region 7, after being signed by the Respondent’s authorized representative, shall be posted by the Respondent and maintained for 60 consecutive days in conspicuous places, including all places where notices to employees are customarily posted. In addition to physical posting of paper notices, notices shall be distributed electronically, such as by email, posting on an intranet or an internet site, and/or other electronic means, if the Respondent customarily communicates with its employees by such means. The Respondent shall take reasonable steps to ensure that the notices are not altered, defaced, or covered by any other material.

(d) Within 21 days after service by the Region, file with the Regional Director for Region 7 a sworn certification of a responsible official on a form provided by the Region attesting to the steps that the Respondent has taken to comply.

Dated, Washington, D.C. August 2, 2021

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