Meatpacker did not make serious offer to Union, says NLRB judge

Law360 (May 28, 2021, 5:40 p.m. EDT) – A Nebraska meat processor negotiated in bad faith and illegally declared a deadlock in negotiations with a local United Food and Commercial Workers union, a judge ruled. National Labor Relations Board, saying the company should be ordered to cover union bargaining expenses.

Administrative Law Judge Robert Ringler’s ruling Thursday is the latest ruling that Noah’s Ark Processors LLC violated national labor relations law in its negotiations with UFCW Local 293 over a new employment contract at its plant in Hastings, Nebraska. Noah’s Ark, which operates under the name WR Reserve, broke off talks in January 2020 and imposed its …

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