The United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has issued a judgment enforcing the National Labor Relations Board’s order requiring PAS LLC to pay back dues from July 2014 after the company refused to honor its financial obligations to Teamsters Local 727, totaling approximately $4,555.
The judgment follows NLRB’s October 31, 2016 enforcement order and December 12, 2016 formal notice that the parking company must post and mail to employees.
“We’re obviously pleased with the Seventh Circuit’s decision, which sends a clear message to all companies like PAS who mistakenly believe they can circumvent labor laws,” said John Coli, Jr., President of Local 727. “If PAS continues to violate these laws that protect our hardworking union members, then we’ll have no choice but to pursue contempt proceedings against them.”
This is the third time that PAS has been ordered to pay substantial back dues to Local 727. An arbitrator has ordered PAS, LLC to pay Teamsters Local 727 more than $225,000 in back dues, penalties and late fees after the Chicago parking employer created a “sham” company called VPS to avoid its financial obligations to the union.
The union is in court against PAS to enforce the above arbitration award. Also, it is the union’s belief that PAS deducted money/dues from member paychecks and failed to remit them to the union.
Teamsters Local 727 represents nearly 10,000 hardworking men and women, including more than 3,500 parking industry workers throughout the Greater Chicago area.
Nothing in this article should be read as the union’s waiver of any legal argument, position or additional grievance. The union does not forfeit its right to make any and all supplemental arguments.