Labor Union Picks Fight with Menards over Union-Busting Practices
From City Pages, 12/15/15: Everyone loved longtime Menards pitchman Ray Szmanda, the grandfatherly face of the home improvement store until the late '90s. But not everyone is a fan of the kitchen sink emporium’s labor practices. Last week a New York labor group filed charges with the National Labor Relations Board against the Eau Claire, Wisconsin, company. The Office and Professional Employees International Union Local 153 is accusing the company of trying to keep any prospects of employees organizing under its work boot. Their main beef is a longstanding clause in store managers’ contracts that slashes their pay by 60 percent if a union forms under their watch. Read entire City Pages article here.