According to filings reviewed by LaborLab, Gabrielle Shores failed to submit required paperwork to Department of Labor while union-busting for ALS Global in Fairbanks, Alaska.
Under the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (LMRDA), anti-union consultants must file a Form LM-20 report with the Department of Labor 30 days of being hired by an anti-union employer for the purposes of meeting directly with organizing employees. The reason this reporting standard exists is because workers and the public have the right to know when union-busters are hired to directly "persuade" workers.
Gabrielle Shores, who works for the AZ Alignment Group Association (located in Arizona), began her anti-union work for ALS Global on May 5, 2021, which means under the LMRDA, she should have submitted paperwork to the Department of Labor by early June, 2021. However, Shores didn't file her required paperwork until February of 2022.
Unfortunately, the LMRDA does not provide any civil penalties for late filings. The Office of Labor-Management Services does have the authority to bring a civil action to compel a filing. Additionally, the LMRDA provides criminal penalties for a willful failure to file if prosecuted.
The workers targeted by Shores were organizing with Laborers 942.
This report was published on March 21, 2022
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