Court of Appeals Affirms American Ecology Labor Violation Ruling

Date: December 27, 2001

Source: News Room

The United States Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed a previous decision of the National Labor Relations Board finding that American Ecology Inc. had violated provisions of the National Labor Relations Act. The ruling effectively requires the company to reinstate a prior collective bargaining agreement with members of the Paper Allied Industrial Chemical and Energy Workers International Union, AFL-CIO working at its Oak Ridge, Tennessee radioactive materials processing facility. Reinstatement of the prior agreement will require the Company to compensate Union members for back wages and benefits. The company does not intend to appeal the ruling. American Ecology Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides radioactive, PCB, hazardous and non-hazardous waste services to commercial and government customers throughout the United States, such as nuclear power plants, steel mills, medical and academic institutions and petro-chemical facilities. More information:

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