When our members in the State Journal-Register newsroom joined their public supporters for informational picketing outside of the newspaper building, a member of the GateHouse management team videotaped this protest.
Such surveillance can intimate union members and discourage them from exercising their rights under the National Labor Relations Act. For that reason, such surveillance is prohibited under the act.
So the United Media Guild filed another Unfair Labor Practice charge against GateHouse Media, this time at the SJ-R. The NLRB found merit in our claim and GateHouse declined to appeal the ruling.
The company will display copies of the ruling in the workplace.
Earlier we filed two separate charges at the Rockford Register Star after the company clearly violated the National Labor Relations Act. We negotiated a favorable outcome to those charges.