A federal court has ordered the NLRB and company to see if the parties can work out a settlement in the case of the 11 illegally laid-off employees.
After the NLRB ruled the layoffs were illegal, the company appealed the decision to the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals in New York. As a matter of routine, the court orders the parties to first see if they can find a settlement.
This differs from the negotiations that occurred between the union and company. In this case, the NLRB is directly involved in the talks, the Guild gives input, the 11 affected employees are consulted directly, and the contract is not part of the discussion.
Details of the discussions are off the record and cannot be made public until and unless an agreement is reached. If an agreement is not reached, the case goes to court. Given the Guild’s track record in this case, we are very confident of the strength of our case.