Browning-Ferris Joint-Employer Row Back At NLRB

Law360, New York (September 28, 2015, 3:50 PM EDT) -- The Teamsters on Friday filed an unfair labor charge against the successor company to Browning-Ferris Industries, bringing the parties at the center of the board’s decision changing the joint-employer standard head-to-head for another round after the company refused to bargain with the union.

Workers at a recycling plant owned by Browning-Ferris Industries of California Inc., now owned by Republic Services Inc., had voted to be represented by Teamsters Local 350 in Daly City, California. However, only staffing agency Leadpoint, which provided the workers and which the board ruled was the workers’ joint employer, has been responsive to the Teamsters' bargaining request,...

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