NLRB Judge Finds Dish Wage Cut Of Texas Employees Illegal

By Michelle Casady (January 24, 2017, 7:54 PM EST) -- Dish Network violated Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act when it made unilateral changes to the wages and health care coverage for employees at two Texas facilities and refused to bargain with the union, a National Labor Relations Board administrative law judge found Tuesday.

Employees at those locations had unionized by 2009, in part because of  workers' animosity toward a pilot compensation program called Quality Performance Compensation, which provided a low base wage with a large incentive program.

In the decision issued Tuesday, Administrative Law Judge Robert A. Ringler wrote that, as it relates to employees at the Farmers...

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