The Wine Group - a global leader in the wine industry with brands like Cupcake, 7 Deadly, Concannon, Benziger, Chloe, Franzia, MD 20/20, and many others - hired The CCG Group in 2018 to "persuade" (i.e. "union-bust") organizing warehouse workers.
However, according to data collected by LaborLab, The Wine Group didn't file the required paperwork with the U.S. Department of Labor until February of 2022. Under the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act, anti-union consultants are required to file LM-20s with the Department of Labor for each individual employer they contract with. On these forms, anti-union firms are supposed to identify the employer who hired them to bust the union and the consultants working on the anti-union campaign.
Enforcement of LM-20 filings is lacking. If an anti-union consultant fails to file an LM-20, there are virtually no penalties. The Department of Labor is only able to remind that union-buster to follow the law. It's another example of just how unaccountable the union-busting industry is.
The Wine Group has been added to LaborLab's Union-Busting Tracker
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