OSHA Complaint Filed by Local 155 Prompts Generation Lighting to Clean Up Their Act

June 2, 2022

Prior to entering into negotiations for their next contract last fall, UE Local 155 stewards at the Generation Lighting warehouse had been reporting serious safety problems to management, and management kept brushing them off. The local raised the problems in bargaining, and management brushed safety concerns off there too.

After a union member got badly hurt falling off a forklift, the union filed an OSHA complaint. OSHA issued citations on April 21, fining the company for two serious violations. The company has now cleaned up the warehouse, replaced most of the warehouse management, and is listening to stewards when they raise safety problems.

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