Rosicrucian Press, Ltd., The, 1323 (1982)

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Rosicrucian Press, Ltd., The, 1323 (1982)

THE ROSICRUCIAN PRESS, LTD.

The Rosicrucian Press, Ltd. and Graphic Arts International Union, Local 3-B, AFL-CIO. Case 32-CA-1807

September 30, 1982 DECISION AND ORDER

BY MEMBERS FANNING, JENKINS, ZIMMERMAN

On May 30, 1980, Administrative Law Judge Martin S. Bennett issued the attached Decision in this proceeding. Thereafter, the General Counsel filed exceptions and a supporting brief, the Charging Party filed a letter joining in the exceptions, and Respondent filed an answering brief.

Pursuant to the provisions of Section 3(b) of the National Labor Relations Act, as amended, the National Labor Relations Board has delegated its authority in this proceeding to a three-member panel.

The Board has considered the record and the attached Decision in light of the exceptions and briefs and has decided to affirm the rulings, findings,' and conclusions of the Administrative Law Judge only to the extent consistent herewith.

Contrary to the Administrative Law Judge, we find that Respondent, through its agents, twice violated Section 8(a)(1) of the Act by threatening employee Coreen Salberg and violated Section 8(a)(3) and (1) of the Act by thereafter discharging Salberg in reprisal for her union and protected activities.

Coreen Salberg was an apprentice bookbinder who worked with two other employees under the immediate supervision of Elsie Garcia. When there was insufficient work in that department, the employees were assigned to work in other departments. On April 3, 1979,2 Salberg told Garcia that she had complained to the Union about working with a folder operator for some hours each week and that she then complained about his body odor.3

During the next 2 weeks Salberg continued to object to the Union about working with the folder operator and about her treatment by Supervisor Garcia and Nick Mueller, the bindery foreman, an admitted supervisor. On April 17 both Mueller and Garcia told owner Ted Livingston,

I The General Counsel has excepted to certain credibility findings made by the Administrative Law Judge. It is the Board's established policy not to...

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