Flores Labor Relations Inc., a labor consulting firm, is under scrutiny for failing to file required paperwork promptly regarding its involvement in anti-union activities in California. The delayed filings have raised concerns about transparency and workers' rights.
According to records, Performance Food Group, a California-based company, entered into an agreement with Flores Labor Relations Inc. on March 7, 2023, for anti-union activities. However, Flores Labor Relations Inc. notified the U.S. Department of Labor 67 days later, surpassing the 30-day deadline by 37 days. This violated the Labor Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (LMRDA), which mandates timely filing to provide workers with necessary information for informed decision-making.
Similarly, on February 13, 2023, Green Waist engaged Flores Labor Relations Inc. for anti-union activities. However, the necessary paperwork was filed with the U.S. Department of Labor 88 days later, surpassing the deadline by 58 days. This further raised concerns about compliance with the LMRDA and workers' access to vital information.
Timely disclosure of anti-union activities, as required by the LMRDA, promotes transparency and accountability in labor relations. Late filings, like those by Flores Labor Relations Inc., hinder workers' ability to fully understand the implications of anti-union campaigns and make informed decisions about representation.
The U.S. Department of Labor is reviewing the late filings and their implications. Potential actions against Flores Labor Relations Inc. for non-compliance remain uncertain.
Protecting workers' rights and upholding labor relations integrity are paramount. Timely and transparent paperwork filing ensures fair representation. Stakeholders will monitor actions taken to address these late filings, safeguarding the interests and rights of California workers to choose their representation.
Published May 22, 2023