UNITE HERE Backed Labor Complaint Thrown Out

Complaint Against LAX Hilton Was Made After Employee Was Fired for Stealing

LOS ANGELES, July 5, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- After a thorough investigation, the regional office of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has dismissed charges against the LAX Hilton. The allegations, claiming violations of the National Labor Relations Act, were made by UNITE HERE Local 11 on behalf of an employee who had been fired for theft. In fact the employee in question had been caught in the act by security cameras.

"We are happy that the NLRB investigation concluded what we have known all along, that this complaint was without basis," stated LAX Hilton General Manager Grant Coonley. "This is just another example of UNITE HERE local 11 ignoring fact and truth in their effort to bully our employees and this hotel."

Filing false and retaliatory NLRB charges are just some of the less than ethical actions taken by UNITE HERE local 11 in its efforts to force LAX Hilton employees to accept the union as its labor representative. The LAX Hilton has made it clear that the hotel will support a free and fair election that would allow its employees to choose if they would like to be organized by the union.

UNITE HERE local 11 opposes allowing LAX Hilton employees their democratic right to vote; instead the union supports a decision method known as "card check neutrality" which is blatantly unfair as employees don't get to make a choice by voting in private. This opens the door for union interests to intimidate employees.

The United States Supreme Court has held that the union authorization cards used in organizing attempts (rather than secret-ballot elections) are the least reliable indicator of the true wishes of employees about whether or not they want to be represented.

Despite labor's attempts, the LAX Hilton team continues reaching and surpassing the goal of providing quality service to its customers.


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