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NLRB concludes Mondelez unlawfully discharged New Jersey union activists

March 31, 2020

The National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) affirmed an administrative law judge’s (“ALJ’s”) determination that Mondelez Global, LLC acted out of anti-union animus in discharging three elected shop stewards of the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers & Grain Millers International Union, Local 719, including its president, at the Mondelez plant in Fair Lawn, New Jersey, among other violations of the National Labor Relations Act.

In doing so, the NLRB found that, even under its recently announced standard in Tschiggfrie Properties, Ltd., 368 NLRB No. 120 (2019), the circumstantial evidence “amply establishe[d]” that Mondelez discharged the three union officials due to their union activities. Bredhoff & Kaiser represented Local 719, the charging party, both before the ALJ and the NLRB. Mondelez Global, LLC, 369 NLRB No. 46 (2020).