Browning-Ferris ruling “a victory for hard-working men and women” says UFCW International President Perrone
Washington, D.C. – August 31, 2015 – The U.S. National Labor Relations Board has affirmed a regional director’s decision holding that waste disposal company Browning-Ferris is a joint employer with their staffing agency, Leadpoint Solutions.
“Today is a victory for the hard working men and women who fight for a better life and the opportunity to join together and speak with one voice,” said UFCW International President Marc Perrone, following the August 28 decision.
“For too long, irresponsible corporations have avoided responsibility for the workers they employ. The decision will help hold bad employers accountable,” said Brother Perrone. “Hopefully this NLRB ruling ends this shell game that has hurt the opportunity for workers and their families to move forward and attain a better life.”
Browning-Ferris owned and operated a Houston recycling facility, but hired Leadpoint to staff it. Despite controlling the facility and the workers, Browning-Ferris attempted to use Leadpoint as a middleman to avoid their responsibilities under U.S. federal labour law.