Friday, August 28, 2015
Current Weather
Loading Current Weather....
Published: Saturday, 7/14/2012

NLRB impounds ballots on Duquesne union effort


PITTSBURGH -- The National Labor Relations Board has impounded ballots cast by Duquesne University's part-time faculty until the Pittsburgh school's appeal of a unionization vote is settled.

The private Roman Catholic school is appealing the board's rejection of its claim that it should be given a religious exemption from an agreement with the United Steelworkers union in May to allow the election.

The balloting, conducted by mail, began June 22 and the votes were to be counted Tuesday.

The union contends most of Duquesne's roughly 130 part-time faculty members want to form a bargaining unit.

Recommended for You

Guidelines: Please keep your comments smart and civil. Don't attack other readers personally, and keep your language decent. If a comment violates these standards or our privacy statement or visitor's agreement, click the "X" in the upper right corner of the comment box to report abuse. To post comments, you must be a Facebook member. To find out more, please visit the FAQ.

Related stories