371 NLRB No. 89
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Hogan CP, Inc.and Painters District Council No. 14.
April 13, 2022
DECISION AND ORDER
BY CHAIRMAN MCFERRAN AND MEMBERS KAPLAN
The General Counsel seeks a default judgment in this
case on the ground that Hogan CP, Inc. (the Respondent)
has failed to file an answer to the complaint. Upon a
charge filed by Painters’ District Council No. 14 (the
Charging Party or the Union), on August 18, 2021, the
General Counsel issued a complaint and notice of hear-
ing on December 28, 2021, against the Respondent, al-
leging that it has violated Section 8(a)(5) and (1) of the
Act. The Respondent failed to file an answer.
On February 23, 2022, the General Counsel filed with
the National Labor Relations Board a Motion to Transfer
Proceedings to the Board and Motion for Default Judg-
ment. Thereafter, on February 25, 2022, the Board is-
sued an order transferring the proceeding to the Board
and aNotice to Show Cause why the motion should not
be granted. The Respondent filed no response. The alle-
gations in the motion are therefore undisputed.
The National Labor Relations Board has delegated its
authority in this proceeding to a three-member panel.
Ruling on Motion for Default Judgment
Section 102.20 of the Board’s Rules and Regulations
provides that the allegations in a complaint shall be
deemed admitted if an answer is not filed within 14 days
from service of the complaint, unless good cause is
shown. In addition, the complaint affi rmatively stated
that unless an answer was received by January 11, 2022,
the Board may find, pursuant to a motion for default
judgment, that the allegations in the complaint are true.
Further, the undisputed allegations in the General Coun-
sel’s motion disclose that the Region, by letter dated Feb-
ruary 11, 2022, advised the Respondent that unless an
answer was received by February 18, 2022, a motion for
default judgment would be filed. Nevertheless, the Re-
spondent failed to file an answer.
In the absence of good cause being shown for the fail-
ure to file an answer, we deem the allegations in the
complaint to be admitted as true, and we grant the Gen-
eral Counsel’s Motion for Default Judgment.
On the entire record, the Board makes the following
FINDINGS OF FACT
At all material times, the Respondent, an Illinois cor-
poration with an office and place of business in Elk
Grove Village, Illinois (the Respondent’s facility), has
been engaged in commercial painting services.
During the calendar year ending December 31, 2020,
the Respondent performed services valued in excess of
$50,000 for various enterprises located in States other
than the State of Illinois and for McDonald’s Corp. and
Jersey Mike’s, enterprises within the State of Illinois
directly engaged in interstate commerce.
We find that the Respondent is an employer engaged
in commerce within the meaning of Section 2(2), (6), and
(7) of the Act and that the Union is a labor organization
within the meaning of Section 2(5) of the Act.
II.ALLEGED UNFAIR LABOR PRACTICES
1. At all material times, Farah Hogan held the position
of the Respondent’s Owner and President and has been a
supervisor of the Respondent within the meaning of Sec-
tion 2(11) of the Act and an agent of the Respondent
within the meaning of Section 2(13) of the Act.
2. The following employees of the Respondent (the
unit)constitute a unit appropriate for the purposes of
collective bargaining within the meaning of Section 9(b)
of the Act:
All journeyman, apprentice and painters, decorators,
paperhangers, drywall tapers and applicators using
tools of the trade to apply or remove materials used for
or preparatory to decorating or protecting surfaces, who
are employed to do such work by the present and future
Employer members of the Association in that area of
Chicago, Cook, Lake, Will and Grundy Counties, Illi-
nois, and whatever additional jurisdiction may be
awarded the Union, and such other work over which
the Union may hereafter acquire jurisdiction; but ex-
cluding all guards, supervisors, and managers.
3. At all material times, the Respondent has recog-
nized the Union as the exclusive collective-bargaining
representative of the unit. This recognition has been em-
bodied in successive collective-bargaining agreements,
the most recent of which is effective from June 1, 2021,
through May 31, 2024.
4. At all material times, based on Section 9(a) of the
Act, the Union has been the exclusive collective-
bargaining representative of the Unit.
5. Since April 27, 2021, the Union has requested in
writing that the Respondent furnish the Union with the
information requested in Attachment Aof the complaint.