Victory: Settlement reached from 2014 Terex ruling

May 6, 2020 IBB

In 2015, an administrative law judge appointed by the National Labor Relations Board ruled that Terex had threatened pro-union assembly unit employees with plant closure, termination and unspecified retaliation; and engaged in coercive interrogation, among other egregious violations. 

THE BOILERMAKERS HAVE finally reached a settlement in a six-year battle against Terex, a construction equipment manufacturer charged with committing unfair labor practices (ULPs) against employees who were trying to organize an assembly unit at its Grand Rapids, Minnesota, plant. Those practices included firing 13 employees who participated in a successful organizing campaign. 

“It’s been a long road, but we finally won,” said Lee Kostal, one of the 13 fired employees. “That’s a good thing.”

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