Teamsters Local 420 (Stief Co.), 814 (1994)

Docket Number:21-CD-00608
 
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Building Material and Dump Truck Drivers, Local 420, International Brotherhood of Teamsters, AFL-CIO and Stief Co. West and International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 12, AFL- CIO. Case 21-CD-608

February 28, 1994

DECISION AND DETERMINATION OF DISPUTE

BY CHAIRMAN STEPHENS AND MEMBERS DEVANEY AND TRUESDALE

The charge in this Section 10(k) proceeding, filed on August 26, 1992, by the Employer, alleges that the Respondent, Teamsters Local 420, violated Section 8(b)(4)(D) of the National Labor Relations Act by engaging in proscribed activity with an object of forcing the Employer to assign certain work to employees it represents rather than to employees represented by Operating Engineers Local 12. The hearing was held on May 19, 1993, before Hearing Officer Kevin R. Steen.1 The Employer filed a posthearing brief.

The National Labor Relations Board affirms the hearing officer's rulings, finding them free from prejudicial error.2 On the entire record, the Board makes the following findings.

  1. JURISDICTION

    The Employer, Stief Co. West, is a California corporation engaged in highway construction. It annually purchases and receives supplies worth over $50,000 directly from businesses within California, which in turn purchase and receive supplies worth over $50,000 directly from businesses outside California. We find that the Employer is engaged in commerce within the meaning of Section 2(6) and (7) of the Act and that Operating Engineers Local 12 and Teamsters Local 420 are labor organizations within the meaning of Section 2(5) of the Act.

  2. THE DISPUTE

    1. Background and Facts of the Dispute

      The Employer is a subcontractor engaged in the construction of concrete barriers on bridge and highway projects in California. As part of the construction process, the Employer uses a boomtruck, which is a tractor with a rear-mounted crane and an attached 45-foot trailer. Heavy forms used in fabricating the barriers are carried on the boomtruck trailer. The crane is used to remove and position them at the jobsite.

      The Employer's employees who drive the boomtruck and operate its crane are classified as working truckdrivers. In accord with its collective-bargaining agreement with Teamsters Local 420, the Employer has assigned the driving and operation of its boomtrucks to working truckdrivers represented by that Union.

      The Employer has never had a collective-bargaining agreement with Operating Engineers Local 12. The Operating Engineers, however, does have...

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